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Address: Cade's Cove, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN

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Can you hike the falls with your sneakers?

As the one-lane, one-way road winds around the southern end of Cades Cove you will come to an unpaved parking area for Abrams Falls. It is a worthwhile walk to and back, five... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
Marty B
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Jensen Beach, Florida
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Jensen Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

As the one-lane, one-way road winds around the southern end of Cades Cove you will come to an unpaved parking area for Abrams Falls. It is a worthwhile walk to and back, five miles. The trail actually follows Mill Creek. The elevation gain is not great, but there are plenty of rocks of all sizes to look out for. We... More 

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Northampton, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

After the initial frustration of driving to the parking lot (Cades Cove is a traffic nightmare), we set out on the hike. It's a great hike - rolling hills, beautiful scenery and a waterfall at the end. What's not to like? The hike was very, very, very crowded. The sign at the beginning says it it takes three hours and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

My husband and I hiked this trail in 2012 and decided now that our son is a little older (8 yrs old) we would take him. There are a lot of up and down hills and muddy spots so prepare for that with GOOD walking shoes. Also bring water because you will get thirsty! It took us 1 1/2 hours... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

I by no means am a professional hiker and as a matter of fact this was my first hiking experience because this is the first time I have been in good enough shape to actually do something like this but with that being said we were kid free and needed some much much needed couple time the hike is great... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Loved it. Great hike little rocky in places but beautiful scenery makes up for it. We were kid free and was in need of some much needed us time.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Did this trail a while back and enjoyed it. I wasn't in the best of shape then and felt it in my legs the next day ! For some of the trail you follow the stream that feeds the falls. Probably doesn't get as many visitors as it could. Being tucked in Cades Cove, its more isolated. Fairly easy and... More 

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Richardson, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

This 5-mile round trip hike is off of Cade's Cove. The difficulty is moderate. There are a few areas that are a little steep, lots of rock and roots, muddy areas, and some pretty steep drop offs to the side of the trail. The scenery along the trail is beautiful, though. There are several fun bridges to cross along the... More 

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bangalore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Through I am not professional hiker,I liked this hiking trip. Wasn't even that tiring as I expected. The waterfall was final reward milestone. There were mosquitoes and bees, be prepared for that. We saw couple of bears, a snake and a wood cutter. You could see few more wild animals and birds if you pay attention.

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New Port Richey, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Awesome scenery! Challenging hike at times. Well worth it!! Get some good shoes and bring some snacks and water!

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

I visited Abrams falls on a Friday it was not very crowded. The trail is very rocky,muddy and full of tree roots,it was not easy. It took us about an hour to hike there. The falls where beautiful and the water was nice and cold after the long hot hike. I wouldn't recommend swimming close to the falls,but I did... More 

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