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Abrams Falls Trail

Cade's Cove, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN
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Type: Hiking Trails, Waterfalls, Outdoors
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MARYVILLE
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30 reviews 30 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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56 helpful votes 56 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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Indianapolis, IN
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107 reviews 107 reviews
50 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We kind of lucked out in that it was drizzling which must have scared others away. Yippee. It was very pretty and worth the hike. The biggest frustration is that you go back into Cades Cove and even though it's one lane and there are tons of pull-offs with signs that tell people to pull over, we kept getting behind... More 

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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11 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

A wonderful, albeit crowded, hike to these fantastic falls are definitely worth it. The falls themselves come over with such force and volume that there is a mist cloud that sprays up into the air. The trail reminds me of a roller coaster, you are going up a hill, then down, then up...etc so even though the elevation itself isn't... More 

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Ashland, Kentucky
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5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

This trail is 2.5 miles long which makes it 5miles round trip. Please if you decide to do this one and you are not familiar with the trail wear the right shoes and clothing. My husband and I learned the hard way. This trail is VERY rugged and up and down hill. We had walked a nice smooth paved trail... More 

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Florida
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99 attraction reviews
236 helpful votes 236 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We drove into the park one day while staying in Bryson. It took us about 2 hours to get to Cade's Cove from the Cherokee entrance. The roads in the park are the typical winding mountain roads. The falls are off the 11 mile one way Cade's Cove road. Get there early or you may get stuck in the traffic.... More 

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Indiana
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This hike definitely challenged us as inexperienced hikers but we did it in about 2.5 hrs when it called for 3. However it was more for the experience than the final destination as the fall was pretty but small.

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New Haven
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20 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

NIce trail, a bit of a challenge but not too crazy. Falls were among the nicer ones in the area. Nothing spectacular but definitely have some oomph and ooh and ahs at the end. We liked this "falls hike" the most of the moderate to easy ones.

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Indiana
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257 reviews 257 reviews
152 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

hiked to the falls before continuing on to overnight at BC#15. Falls were wonderful. Recommend taking a dip!

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Urbana, Ohio
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

This is a nice 5 mile hike that took me 3 hours. The trail is full of tree roots and involves navigating some rocks. Take your hiking stick and boots. It's totally worth it to see the scenery at the falls. Be sure to bring your camera! Pack lots of water and take your time for nice trek.

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