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Abrams Falls Trail

Cade's Cove, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN
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Type: Waterfalls, Hiking Trails
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

Not an avid or experienced hiker so this trail was pretty treacherous for my group of friend and I but we did it! The waterfall is worth the effort and you'll feel amazed after the experience!

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Lexington, TN
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

We are a family of avid hikers. We love waterfalls. Combine the two and as far as we are concerned it's a win-win. We've hiked to waterfalls in North Carolina, Tennessee, Alabama, and Kentucky that I can think of right off the top of my head. We think nothing of hiking 6 to 8 miles or more at a time.... More

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Melbourne, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

Me and my husband hiked these falls on our honeymoon. It seemed a lot longer than 2.5 miles one way. I had an app on my phone called walk meter and it calculated it at 4.16 miles one way. We were not totally sure how they got 2.5 miles but it was still worth it!!! This was our first hiking... More

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Tallahassee, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

My husband and I spent Memorial Day Weekend in the Great Smokies and went on this hike. We are both in decent shape and still found it to be strenuous, but it was a beautiful hike with a lot of scenery. It was very very long, so beware if taking children. When you get to the first peak that rounds... More

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Anniston, Alabama
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

Did this in the late spring and it had already gotten pretty hot. This trail is sort of different than many Smoky hikes because it has lots of ups and downs. It is steep in places but nothing like one of the true mountain hikes. Abrams Falls isn't tall, but it is very wide and rushes a lot of water.... More

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Springfield, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

I kept thinking we were halfway there and it took forever...I'm in shape and it was still strenuous. You are halfway when you reach the first peak. The trail is mostly up and down 3-4 MTS, 4-5 narrow log bridges. Was very fun for my girls 8 &10. They thought it was a fun adventure. They became frustrated prior to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

My sister and I recently hiked this trail, even though we were both elderly and really out of shape. But we made it! And it was well worth the hike! My first impression of the falls was, "this looks like we could swim in it"! To which my sister said, "exactly"......meaning, that is how people are lured into the water,... More

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Mount Prospect, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

Our hike to the Abrams falls was really worth it. It's a 2.5 miles hike but make sure you prepare for it appropriately. It's a hike in the mountains so be prepared for the steep slopes. We also carried an umbrella which came in very handy as it started raining heavily on our way back. We have been to Hawaii... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

Abrams Falls is a beautiful waterfall in the Cades Cove area of the park. It's a popular attraction in perhaps the most popular part of the park so come early if you want to beat the crowds. We started hiking to the falls before 9 and had the waterfall to ourselves for a half-hour or so, but saw lots of... More

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

We loved this hike! The 5 mile roundtrip hike took us exactly 3 hours, but we walked it pretty quickly. The trail is lovely and meanders alongside a river with little lookouts where you can stop and enjoy the view of the stream. There is a pretty even amount of ups and downs, but none are too terribly strenuous. At... More

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