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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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Bunker Hill, Illinois
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84 reviews 84 reviews
32 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

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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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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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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Pounding Mill, Virginia
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70 reviews 70 reviews
39 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Be sure you wear a bathing suit under your clothes because when you get there, you are going to WANT to get in!! It's 2 1/2 miles to the falls and not a trail for total wimps, there is a lot of up-hill which of course turns into down-hill on the way back, and vice-versa. Take a water bottle with... More

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St. Louis Mo
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61 reviews 61 reviews
7 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Beautiful drive to get to parking lot. Hike itself was great, path easy to find, falls at end were a good reward for the hike. Happy we did it early, as was getting hot and parking lot was filling up when we finished around 11 am. Not recomended if you are not in relative good shape, as there are a... More

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Columbus, Ohio
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

The worst part of this trail was getting there, as it is about halfway around the 11 mile long Cades Cove loop, which is about 24 miles from the park's Sugarland Welcome Center. We were there on a very busy weekend, so the single file traffic line moving about 5 miles per hour - or stopped - took us quite... More

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Pittsburgh
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67 reviews 67 reviews
39 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

We were hesitant to do a five mile round trip hike at first but this trail was more of a rolling up and down trail with the slopes mapped out on a sign at the trailhead. It was doable for this 50 plus couple who hike about once a year. It took us 70 min in and 80 min out.... More

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