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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 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014 via mobile

Completed the 5 mile hike today. Parts of the hike are difficult. Scenery was unbelievable. Worth the walk. Pack lots of water.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 via mobile

This is an awesome hike! It is steep in some areas but its not that bad.Everyone says not to swim here. I completely disagree with that. This is the best swimming hole I have ever been to. The only advice I have about swimming is not to get in over your head. There is a whirlpool that you cannot swim... More

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Pembroke Pines, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

This is a 5 mile trail (2.5 miles there and back) and some of the terrain is pretty steep. Not for the out of shape, that's for sure. Bring plenty of water and food. The photos I got were well worth it. If you are into outdoor adventures, this is a good trek!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Let's start with the walk.... It wasn't far but there were so many roots from the trees, that you have to watch your step during your entire hike, there were a lot of bees, some weird, big blue and green flies (the size of bees), there were some areas with no shade at all, All that made the walk a... More

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Bunker Hill, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Our first hike on this trip. We vacationed in Pigeon Forge/Gatlinburg in 2012 and wanted to come back to hike some of the trails we didn't get to. We saw a momma bear while driving around the loop Rd. Evidently she had 2 cubs, but we didn't see them. There is a primitive restroom in the parking lot at the... More

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Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

We hiked to Abrams Falls earlier this morning. I recommend going as early as possible to miss both traffic on the Cades Cove Loop Rd as well as to and from the falls. This is our favorite hike in the Smokies that combines just the right amount of up and down terrain as well as some spectacular views of the... More

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Marysville, Ohio, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Newer hiker - scared by the natural paths that are tough to navigate and the steep spots. Also path is over 5 miles roundtrip. We went almost 1.6 miles and turned around since it did not feel safe due to wet paths, narrow areas and 2 steep climbs before falls. Bring water. Not for the novice and definitely not if... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Travel light and take some river shoes for wading in the river. A walking stick would be helpful too. It's a pretty long hike up and down some long hills and lots of trip hazards - rocks and tree roots. Take some water and a camera, there are lots of photo opportunities. It will take about four hours. The falls... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Did the hike with 10 and 12 year old girls. At a solid clip took 55 minutes in and about 60 out. There are a few steep places with numerous roots and rocks to trip on. What's with all the flip flops people wear? If you aren't in decent condition it will be difficult. For the smokies it is a... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

I have to say, 5 miles round trip doesn't sound too bad...until you're doing it. We had our 5 year old daughter with us, and it took us about 70 minutes in and 80 minutes out. And she walked the entire thing, jagged rocks, roots, and all. We spent about an hour at the falls and it was indeed gorgeous.... More

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