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Porters Creek Trail (Fern Branch Falls)Moderate

Porters Creek Trail (Fern Branch Falls)

Distance (One Way)

3.7 miles

Elevation Gain

699 feet


Greenbrier Cove


Gatlinburg, TN

Trail Description

Porters Creek Trail is a 3.7 mile hike from Greenbrier Cove just east of Mount LeConte. The trail is famous for wildflowers, and during the months of April and May you will find dozens of different species blooming.

About two miles into the hike is the 60 foot Fern Branch Falls. If you continue all the way to the end of the trail, you'll reach the backcountry campsite #31.

After the first mile of the hike you can take a right on Brushy Mountain Trail and head up to Mount LeConte.

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