Hiking 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 Hike: 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


Rate Quality


   Clear Rating

Share This Gem

Your Check-Ins

Check-Ins

Jan 12, 2019
Chihuahua Herder
Jan 6, 2017
Ryan M
Single digit temps tonight at Spence Field shelter
Oct 15, 2016
Bethanee Burden
With kass and D
Dec 23, 2011
David Hitchcock
Hike to Spence Field in November. While there was no snow, the clouds rolled over the mountains in an amazing display.
Feb 27, 2010
David Hitchcock
Hike to Spence Field in the snow. Amazing views in the winter of the surrounding mountains.

Nearby Trails

Maryville, TN
5.1 mi 8.2 km Maryville, TN
Unknown
Update
50 
Bryson City, NC
49.5 mi 79.6 km Bryson City, NC
Unknown
Update
15.6 mi 25.1 km
Hazel Creek Trail
Robbinsville, NC
15.6 mi 25.1 km Robbinsville, NC
Unknown
Update
Robbinsville, NC
102.3 mi 164.7 km Robbinsville, NC
Unknown
Update
10 
Gatlinburg, TN
0.9 mi 1.5 km Gatlinburg, TN
All Clear
Update
Some Mud
80 days ago
11 
24.5 mi 39.4 km
Jakes Creek AT Loop
Gatlinburg, TN
24.5 mi 39.4 km Gatlinburg, TN
Unknown
Update
0.6 mi 1.0 km
Turkey Chute
Robbinsville, NC
0.6 mi 1.0 km Robbinsville, NC
Unknown
Update
Wildwood, TN
0.8 mi 1.3 km Wildwood, TN
Unknown
Update
6.4 mi 10.3 km
Little River Trail
Gatlinburg, TN
6.4 mi 10.3 km Gatlinburg, TN
All Clear
Update
Snowy, Some Mud
69 days ago
19.6 mi 31.5 km
Silers Bald Loop
Bryson City, NC
19.6 mi 31.5 km Bryson City, NC
Unknown
Update
11 
Shared by David Hitchcock on Jan 31, 2016. All Page Views: 1,523. Last Month: 60.