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Recommended Routes in Cades Cove - 3

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Favorite Abrams Falls.
Intermediate

Abrams Falls Out and Back

5.1 mi 8.2 km 550' Up 167.56 m Up 550' Down 167.56 m Down

Maryville, TN
Favorite Sunset on Gregory's Bald. Above the clouds over Cades Cove.
Intermediate/Difficult

Gregory Bald Out and Back

9.1 mi 14.6 km 2,198' Up 669.89 m Up 2,198' Down 669.88 m Down

Maryville, TN
Favorite The path narrows as it works its way through the fields of Spence Field. Imagine fields like this being used for cattle grazing when settlers lived in the park.
Difficult

Spence Field Loop

13.7 mi 22.0 km 3,125' Up 952.51 m Up 3,125' Down 952.37 m Down

Robbins…, NC

Cades Cove Running

  • 87 Miles 140 Kilometers of Trail
  • 3 Recommended Routes
  • 7 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 13 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 0 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Cades Cove - 17

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0.8 mi 1.3 km #1Cades Cove Nature Trail
Intermediate
Wildwood, TN
Intermediate
Wildwood, TN 12 
5.0 mi 8.0 km #2Gregory Ridge Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Wildwood, TN
Intermediate/Difficult
Wildwood, TN
3.6 mi 5.8 km #3Anthony Creek Trail
Intermediate
Wildwood, TN
Intermediate
Wildwood, TN
7.4 mi 11.9 km #4Gregory Bald Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Maryville, TN
Intermediate/Difficult
Maryville, TN
4.3 mi 7.0 km #5Abrams Falls Trail
Intermediate
Wildwood, TN
Intermediate
Wildwood, TN 15 
2.3 mi 3.8 km #6Rich Mountain Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Wildwood, TN
Intermediate/Difficult
Wildwood, TN
2.3 mi 3.7 km #7Cades Cove Horse Trail
Easy
Wildwood, TN
Easy
Wildwood, TN
5.5 mi 8.9 km #8Ace Gap Trail
Intermediate
Wildwood, TN
Intermediate
Wildwood, TN
7.9 mi 12.7 km #9Rabbit Creek Trail
Difficult
Wildwood, TN
Difficult
Wildwood, TN
3.4 mi 5.4 km #10Rich Mountain Loop Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Wildwood, TN
Intermediate/Difficult
Wildwood, TN

Photos of Cades Cove - 71

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Fungi on the trail. Lovely autumn views!
Nov 5, 2018 near Wildwood, TN
These log crossings can be slippery and mossy. Here, the footlog crosses the Left Prong.
Feb 6, 2016 near Wildwood, TN
Trail in the clouds. While parts of the trail can be clear, others can be shrouded by fog, part of the reason the area is known as the Smokies.
Feb 6, 2016 near Robbins…, NC
A tree crosses Abrams Creek. Unless you want to cross the creek on the log, you either have to wade or take an alternate route to the access trail from the Elijah Oliver Cabin.
Apr 15, 2018 near Wildwood, TN
Approaching Crib Gap.
Jan 30, 2016 near Wildwood, TN
Rhododendron blooms as you hike the trail in June.
Jan 23, 2016 near Wildwood, TN
The trail moving uphill as it begins to climb Leadbetter Ridge.
Feb 6, 2016 near Wildwood, TN
Deer quench their thirst in a tributary of Mill Creek.
Mar 14, 2017 near Wildwood, TN