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

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Beautiful and fun, nice workout

We hadn't been on this trail yet and had a few hours to kill since some of our favorite trails were closed for maintenance. We knew Cades Cove was a drive, so we filled up the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 10, 2015
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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73 reviews 73 reviews
50 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

The hike was long 5 miles round trip. When we got to the waterfall we were not overly impressed as even my kids said we hiked all this way to see that? The terrain was rough and bumpy with tree roots and rocks so need to watch your step as my kids fell a bunch (fortunately no one got hurt:)... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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68 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

We hadn't been on this trail yet and had a few hours to kill since some of our favorite trails were closed for maintenance. We knew Cades Cove was a drive, so we filled up the tank, grabbed some water and snacks, and headed out. Since we can move pretty quickly, we knew we'd be fine getting to the falls... More 

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Seymour, Tennessee
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29 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

This is a great hike especially now in the Spring. The volume of water flowing over the Falls is breathtaking. As you are approaching the site, it is not the wind in the trees but the low level roar is coming up from the Falls. Take a good camera or video when you are there. Be Prepared: the sign advises... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

The trail was a little muddy but not surprising. Saw a big doe going through the water at the start of the trail. The sign posted at the start said to allow 3-4 hours and we (2 adults and a 7 year old) made the round trip in 2 1/2 hours.

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Huntsville, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Abrams Falls Trailhead is reached from the Cades Cove Loop Road and is approximately five miles round trip. The trail runs along Abrams Creek for much of the way, an excellent location for fly fishing for trout (see the Park web site for fishing regulations). The walk is well worth it once you reach the falls. Abrams Falls is not... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Sad to say that since I live in close proximity to GSMP, I had never before hiked to Abrams Falls. Though it is early spring, some wild flowers were blooming and I saw a most beautiful small blue butterfly (perhaps moth). It is a bit over 5 miles and rated as moderate and I would agree with that. I was... More 

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Knoxville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Such a spectacular destination hike when one is in the Cades Cove area of the Great Smokies National Park.......I will return when weather allows me to plunge in the water!

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Wiggins, Mississippi
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43 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

The trail head is halfway around the Cades Cove loop. Physically, the hike out to the falls is moderate, climbing up to and crossing two ridges along the way. Beautiful forest scenery the whole way! Loved it!

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Awesome hike, 2.6 miles each way. I love the up and down as it does not hit my knees so hard. About halfway you reach a small summit where we had awesome views and found a few lizards and such. The falls are not a huge drop but make up for it with power. Great place to have lunch before... More 

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Augusta, Georgia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
17 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

We visited Christmas week in Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge. We have hiked Laurel falls, Anna Ruby Falls, and Brasstown Bald with our 5 year old little girl. This hike was kind of muddy, pretty long, and slickery rock. There are really slim bridges you have to go over with railing only on one side. Once we got to the falls, I was... More 

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