Gabes Mountain Trail to Greenbrier Creek is a 8.4 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Cosby, TN that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.
Refreshing waterfall adds to this great backpack The trail starts out crossing some foot bridges and climbing the ridge. At 2.2 miles you will come to a side trail that leads to Hen Wallow Falls. This a great rest stop as it was a popular Sunday destination of early park visitors . Return to the top of the trail to continue on as you will have a few stream crossings before you ascend Snake Den Mtn. There are many varieties of trees in this old growth forest as well as bountiful colors of trillium. You will have one tricky stream crossing will some careful rock hopping. Once to the other side you are in the Sugar Cove area which campsite 34 is located. This is a open and pretty campsite andt has 15 tent sites. It is not rationed and very popular so arrive early to ensure your spot of choice.
Did this as long day hike looping with Snake Den! Great hike with awesome variety of flowers. Some good views some not so great views
We hiked this trail to campsite 34 and then came back out the same day. We first stopped at Henwallow Falls which was awesome. We saw several varieties of salamanders at the falls. Then we headed for the campsite. The area was very green and lush. One we arrived at the campsite we took a short break. We took a picture of a black beetle with orange spots. This was the first time I had seen a beetle with this pattern. We had to really speed up on the way back as a thunderstorm was approaching. We arrived at the car just before the rain started. I would recommend this hike especially to the falls.
Eric and Karen
well maintained and fantastic trail. Away from the crowded trails of Gatlinburg. Hen Wallow Falls is 100' cascade hike within hike of only 4.5 mile roundtrip. many streams and overlooks that keep hike interesting. Beautiful and must see ifin GSMNP...