Old Settlers TrailDifficult

Old Settlers Trail from Smoky Mountain Hikertrash
Old Settlers Trail

Distance (One Way)

15.8 miles

Elevation Gain

3,529 feet

Trailhead

Maddron Bald / Greenbrier Cove

Location

Gatlinburg, TN

Trail Description

The Old Settlers Trail is a long, historical trail between Cosby and the Greenbrier area of the national park. It features many ruins of chimneys, cemeteries, and other stone structures built by families of the area's original settlers.

Old Settlers Trail is often split into two out and back hikes. You can start on the western side in Greenbrier Cove (near the trail for Ramsey Cascades) or park at the trailhead of Maddron Bald Trail off US-321 on the eastern side of the trail.

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Old Settlers Trail Elevation Profile

Old Settlers Trail Elevation Profile Tom Dunigan's Elevation Profiles

Trail Difficulty Scales Explained

Elevation Grade

4%

Fairly Flat

Paul Petzoldt Scale

22.9

Strenuous

5

10

15

Shenandoah Scale

334

Very Strenuous

50

100

150

Trail Map

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