West Prong—5.4 miles
Start: GSM Institute to Bote Mountain Trail
Features: Hardwood trees, creeks, and Walker Valley
Caution: stream crossings
Abrams Falls—5 miles
Start: Trailhead exit at Cades Cove Loop Road
(approximately 5.5 miles.)
Features: Abrams Creek walkway and Abrams Falls
Caution: Slippery rocks around falls. Alternate route from
Abrams Creek Ranger Station—12 miles.
Rich Mountain Loop (section)—1.5 miles (1-way)
Start: Cades Cove Loop Road to John Oliver Cabin.
Features: Historical significance and the Oliver cabin.
Laurel Falls—2.5 miles
Start: Parking area on Little River Road.
Features: Paved train and Laurel Falls. Virgin forest lies
Caution: Slippery rocks at falls.
Schoolhouse Gap—4.5 miles
Start: Laurel Creek Road (approximately 4 miles from
Features: Easy trail, solitude, and wildflowers.
Cucumber Gap (Loop)—5 miles
Start: Elkmont—Little River Trail to intersection with
Cucumber Gap Trail.
Features: Beautiful river and easy family trail.