Trail Run Project Logo

gem icon Spence Field [Suggest Edits]

4 votes
Zoom in to see details
Map Key

Description

This trail offers amazing views of the Smokies. You can see the TN and North Carolina sides of the Smokies as the mountains stretch out before you. In the summer, the fields offer great areas to explore and have lunch. Wildlife may be seen in the late summer as various berries ripen. It's a great place to relax before you continue your hike if you are on the Appalachian Trail or hiking any one of the trails that run through this point.

All-Day Run: There are several trails leading from the Laurel Creek Road on the way to Cades Cove:

Bote Mountain Trail to the Appalachian Trail
Finley Cane Trail to Bote Mountain Trail to Appalachian Trail
Lead Cove Trail to Bote Mountain Trail to Appalachian Trail

From Cades Cove:
Anthony Creek Trail to Bote Mountain Trail to Appalachian Trail
Russell Field Trail to Appalachian Trail until it reaches Spence Field

Gem Type: Viewpoint

Shared by:
David Hitchcock

0 Comments

You & This Gem

Your Rating:      Clear Rating
Your Favorites: Add to Favorites · Your List
Add Your Check-In

Check-Ins

Dec 16, 2017
Austin Schreiner

Nearby Gems

gem Favorite Hike the popular 2.3 mile roundtrip trail to reach the 80 foot Laurel Falls in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The falls is broken up in an upper and lower section with a narrow bridge cutting across. This photo is shot at the bottom of the lower section of the falls.

Laurel Falls

(89) Gatlinburg, TN
gem Favorite Abrams Falls.

Abrams Falls

(68) Wildwood, TN

Nearby Trails

5.1 mi 8.2 km Abrams Falls Out and Back
Intermediate
Maryville, TN
Intermediate
Maryville, TN
All Clear
Update
Some Mud - Nice hike... wonderful inviting water at the end.. bring a hammock
13 days ago
86 
4.1 mi 6.6 km Laurel Falls Trail
Intermediate
Gatlinburg, TN
Intermediate
Gatlinburg, TN
All Clear
Update
Mostly Dry
6 days ago
33 
1.8 mi 2.9 km Spruce Flats Falls Trail
Intermediate
Gatlinburg, TN
Intermediate
Gatlinburg, TN
All Clear
Update
Dry, Some Mud
28 days ago
24 
31.3 mi 50.4 km Tsali Frosty Foot 50K
Intermediate
Bryson City, NC
Intermediate
Bryson City, NC
Unknown
Update
102.3 mi 164.7 km AT: Smoky Mountain Hiking Club (TN/NC)
Intermediate/Difficult
Robbinsville, NC
Intermediate/Difficult
Robbinsville, NC
Unknown
Update
14 
24.5 mi 39.4 km Jakes Creek AT Loop
Difficult
Gatlinburg, TN
Difficult
Gatlinburg, TN
All Clear
Update
Dry
21 days ago
16 
4.2 mi 6.8 km Middle Prong Trail
Intermediate
Gatlinburg, TN
Intermediate
Gatlinburg, TN
All Clear
Update
Mostly Dry, Some Mud
63 days ago
27 
15.6 mi 25.1 km Hazel Creek Trail
Intermediate
Robbinsville, NC
Intermediate
Robbinsville, NC
Unknown
Update
5.5 mi 8.8 km Cucumber Gap Loop
Intermediate
Gatlinburg, TN
Intermediate
Gatlinburg, TN
All Clear
Update
Mostly Dry
47 days ago
25 
8.4 mi 13.4 km Laurel Falls to Cove Mountain Fire Tower
Intermediate
Gatlinburg, TN
Intermediate
Gatlinburg, TN
All Clear
Update
Mostly Dry
86 days ago
26 
Shared by David Hitchcock on Jan 31, 2016. All Page Views: 2,221. Last Month: 15.