Monday, October 27, 2008
Noah Ogle nature trail
I despise driving through Pigeon Forge on the weekend so me and the family slipped in the back way through Cosby. We crossed Greene mountain on the parkway which had been recently burned over. we saw some wonderful vistas but we didn't stay long just long enough to take a few pictures. I chose the Noah Ogle Nature Trail due to the fact that it is a short (3/4 mile) loop that is pretty much level, My daughter is only 3 years old. The Trail started at the Ogle cabin which you can walk into if you want. The kids liked it alot since the doorways were little and the ceilings were low like it was built for them. The trail from the cabin is level but incredibly Rocky (easy to turn an ankle or trip). The scenery is nice with some older hardwood trees and rock wall formations along the way. The trail is marked with numbers which corresponds with a brochure you can buy at the trail head. It is very interesting but not very informative. At about the half way mark around the loop we encountered what I consider the best part. A small gristmill on a creek with several small falls nearby. the sound of rushing water rushing over boulders is very soothing to me. Just loud to the kids though. It was a really fun little family hike easy enough for everyone but still interesting. I recommend it to anyone unfortunate enough to be stuck in the over crowded mess known as Gatlinburg.