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Tennessee - Porters Creek Trail

This hike is led by GWH Ambassador Victoria! Get ready for an explosion of fall color! 

Porters Creek Trail - Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Trail Rating: GREEN: Mellow hike, easy to follow, elevation gain of 1,000ft. and under, low altitude. Novice hikers welcome! 2L of water required.
Date: Sunday, October 14th. 
Time: 8:45 am. We will start hiking at 9 am sharp.
Distance: 4 miles roundtrip
Elevation Gain: 700 ft
Hike Description:
Water Required: 2L

Dogs: No, per park policy
Kids: Yes
Men: Yes
Permits / Passes: No
Trailhead Coordinates: 35.69696, -83.38773
Directions from Gatlinburg: At the junction of 441 and 321 in Gatlinburg (Light 3), turn to travel eastbound on 321. Drive 6 miles and turn right into Greenbrier (look for the Great Smoky Mountain National Park entrance sign on the right). This road turns into a gravel road after a short distance. From Route 321 drive 3.1 miles to a fork in the road. Continue straight ahead at this junction to reach the Porters Creek trailhead. The parking area for the trail will be almost another mile from this junction.

If you are a registered member and have your punch card, don’t forget to bring it so I can initial it.
If you’re not a registered member, you’re more than welcome to attend anyway! You can find out more about how to become one and get a punch card of your own here: 
I will not be handing out punch cards at this event. They’re available through purchase of a New Member Kit only. 

***As with all GWH events, you must sign the GWH waiver before attending – it takes less than a minute to sign, and once you’ve signed it once you’re good to go for all future meetups***