Two random Smoky Mtn waterfalls today, one that you hike to, and the other is just a roadside pull-off. The photo above is Fern Branch Falls. This is about two miles up Porters Creek Trail in the Greenbrier section of the Smokies. Fern Branch empties into Porters Creek below this falls. The hike up Porters Creek Trail is a wonderful and fairly easy hike. In April the wildflowers abound. If you explore the wet boulders just below the waterfall, you’ll find lots of Wild Ginger and Brook Lettuce, and in April there will be Bishops Cap, Dwarf Ginseng, Squirrel Corn, and many others.
Below is Meigs Falls, which requires only a 13 mile drive west along Little River Rd from the Sugarlands Visitor Center. You’ll pass The Sinks along the way, which is another good place to pull over. Eventually there will be a pull-off to the left with a good view upstream to the waterfall.
The William Britten Gallery in Morning Mist Village on Glades Rd in Gatlinburg is where you’ll find my complete collection of Smoky Mtn photos. Please stop in and browse for a Smoky Mtn memory!