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Smoky Mountains

Hiking Club

Wednesday Hike: Brushy Mountain

  • 11/03/2021
  • 9:00 AM
  • Porters Creek Trailhead, Greenbrier, GSMNP


  • For member hike registrations
  • For non-member hike registrations

Registration is closed

We will start in Greenbrier by walking up Porters Creek for a mile (passing the Ownby cemetery) before veering off onto the Brushy Mountain Trail (where we will see the SMHC Cabin). Brushy Mountain, bordered by beautiful old stone walls as we begin, ascends gradually through moist forest, and switchbacks with views as we get higher. At the junction with Trillium Gap, we will walk out to the summit of Brushy Mountain, full of sand myrtle, blueberry and huckleberry (and mud), as well as outstanding views. Return same way. Hike: 11.8 miles, rated difficult, elevation gain about 3,000 ft. Meet at Comcast on Asheville Hwy at 8:00am or at the Porters Creek trailhead in Greenbrier at 9:00am. Drive: 80 miles RT {@5ยข=$4}.

Pre-registration is required. Masks are now required for all those participating in carpools, shuttles or key swaps, regardless of vaccination status. You may also choose to drive your own vehicle to the trailhead.

Pre-register with Ron Brandenburg

Leaders: Pat Watts and Ron Brandenburg

Leader contact information is included under Additional Information in the email you receive after registration.

For information about the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, visit the NPS website or call the information line at (865) 436-1200.

Smoky Mountains Hiking Club

PO Box 51592

Knoxville, TN 37950-1592

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