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So we're spending our Saturday in Greenbrier. Nice! We will meet at the Porters Creek Trail at 9AM. The adventure will only begin there. Come with a sack lunch and some hiking shoes. The trail along Porters Creek is very tame and low incline, and only about 2 miles up (if we go all the way) and 2 miles back.
After that hike and wildflower extravaganza, we may search for a few more flowers along the road near the parking area for the Ramsay Cascades Trail.
Directions to our meeting spot:
To reach the Porters Creek Trail from Knoxville, go to Sevierville and turn left onto Highway 411 (Dolly Parton Parkway). Continue on 411 for 3.4 miles and turn right onto State Route 416. Stay on Route 416 for 14.5 miles (following signs to Pittman Center) until you reach the "T" intersection with Highway 321. Turn right onto 321 and take an immediate left into the Greenbrier entrance to the park.
Stay straight on the Greenbrier Road and in 4 miles you'll come to the Porters Creek trailhead parking area at the end of the road.