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59 mi 95 km of trail 3 Recommended Routes

Easy Trails 7 Trails Intermediate Trails 12 Trails Hard Trails 1 Trail

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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 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
Favorite Backcountry campsite #13. A short walk to the bald.
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

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 10 
5.0 mi 8.0 km #2Gregory Ridge Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Wildwood, TN
Intermediate/Difficult
Wildwood, TN
7.4 mi 11.9 km #3Gregory Bald Trail
Difficult
Maryville, TN
Difficult
Maryville, TN
4.3 mi 7.0 km #4Abrams Falls Trail
Intermediate
Wildwood, TN
Intermediate
Wildwood, TN 15 
3.6 mi 5.8 km #5Anthony Creek Trail
Intermediate
Wildwood, TN
Intermediate
Wildwood, TN
2.3 mi 3.8 km #6Rich Mountain Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Wildwood, TN
Intermediate/Difficult
Wildwood, TN
7.9 mi 12.7 km #7Rabbit Creek Trail
Difficult
Wildwood, TN
Difficult
Wildwood, TN
3.4 mi 5.4 km #8Rich Mountain Loop Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Wildwood, TN
Intermediate/Difficult
Wildwood, TN
1.0 mi 1.6 km #9Wet Bottom Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Wildwood, TN
Easy/Intermediate
Wildwood, TN
5.5 mi 8.9 km #10Ace Gap Trail
Intermediate
Wildwood, TN
Intermediate
Wildwood, TN
2.2 mi 3.5 km #11Crooked Arm Ridge Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Wildwood, TN
Intermediate/Difficult
Wildwood, TN
3.8 mi 6.0 km #12Indian Grave Gap Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Wildwood, TN
Easy/Intermediate
Wildwood, TN
3.9 mi 6.3 km #13Scott Mountain Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Wildwood, TN
Easy/Intermediate
Wildwood, TN
3.6 mi 5.7 km #14Russell Field Trail
Intermediate
Wildwood, TN
Intermediate
Wildwood, TN
2.3 mi 3.7 km #15Cades Cove Horse Trail
Easy
Wildwood, TN
Easy
Wildwood, TN
0.3 mi 0.4 km #16John Oliver Cabin Access
Easy
Wildwood, TN
Easy
Wildwood, TN
1.8 mi 2.9 km #17Crib Gap Trail
Easy
Gatlinburg, TN
Easy
Gatlinburg, TN

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Cades Cove. with permission from Justin P
Aug 4, 2016 near Wildwood, TN
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
Backcountry campsite #13. A short walk to the bald.
Feb 23, 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