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

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Great Spring Hike

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
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Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

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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46 helpful votes 46 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
33 helpful votes 33 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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Murfreesboro, Tennessee, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I liked the constant uphill and downhill trail...It wasn't too hard... Took close to 3 hrs and we spent quite a bit of time at the falls...It is rocky, so wear hiking boots... The gush of water at the falls is amazing... Loved the experience...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

This is a great hike located in Cade's Cove. My wife and I have hiked a lot of trails in the Smokies and this is not easy but it's not the most difficult either. It is 5.5 miles roundtrip and the trail can be rocky and there are a lot of tree roots. Do yourself a favor and wear proper... More 

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Plantation
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

After reading these review it didn't scare me, but made me aware of what to expect. Yes, there are rocks, roots, steep highs and low grounds. The hike feels longer than 3-4 hours. But if you are steady, that amount of time is accurate. Please go in the morning, you do not want to catch yourself there in the dark.... More 

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MARYVILLE
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Although we went on a very busy fall day in the park, it was well worth sharing the trail for the views. It was for us a moderately physical hike until the top which is kind of tricky trying to climb up in sand. However, we were passed by a woman who was very pregnant and a woman carrying a... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 via mobile

We made the round trip hike in just under three hours, the terrain is a bit tricky in parts and you may want to keep a close eye on young children. The falls were great, though I'm not sure if a dip in the pool would be a good idea.

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