Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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These points of interest appear in the order of the trip you will take around the Loop Road
01 Sparks Lane 02 John Oliver Place 03 Primitive Baptist Church 04 Methodist Church 05 Hyatt Lane 06 Missionary Baptist Church  07 Rich Mountain Road 08 Cooper Road Trail 09 Elijah Oliver Place 10 Abrams Falls 11 Cable Mill Area 12 Henry Whitehead Place 13 Nature Trail  14 Dan Lawson Place 15 Tipton Place 16 Carter Shields Cabin.

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Abrams Falls

 
 

The most hiked trail in Cades Cove is the Abrams Falls Trail. To get
to it travel about 5 miles around the loop and take a right,
where a sign will direct you straight to the trailhead. The hike to
the falls is 2.5 miles one way.

This relatively easy hike follows Abrams Creek all the way to the 20 foot high water falls. Although the falls is not that high, there is a lot of water coming over the top. There is also a large pool at the foot of the falls where you can wade in the cold mountain water.

BEWARE, like any stream in the park the water can be rapid and dangerous. Swimming is not recommended anywhere in the park including Abrams Falls. To get back to the parking lot you just back
track on the same trail you came in on. WARNING, in summer and October this is a very very congested area with nearly 1000 people
a day making the hike.

If you really want to be in the wilderness and see wildlife, go on Cooper Road trail, not Abrams Falls Trail.
 

 
     
 

One of the larger waterfalls in the Smokies, is accessible by
foot trail, a five-mile round-trip.

 
     
     
 
 
 

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bridge on hike to Abram Falls

Bridge on trail to Abram Falls

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