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Old Settlers TrailModerate

Old Settlers Trail

Distance (One Way)

15.8 miles

Elevation Gain

3,454 feet


Maddron Bald / Greenbrier Cove


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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