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Cades Cove Nature Trail

Intermediate

Trail

0.8 mile 1.3 kilometer point to point
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 210' 64 m
Descent: -198' -60 m
High: 2,148' 655 m
Low: 1,942' 592 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 9% (5°)
Max Grade: 24% (14°)

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Trail shared by Parker Hertenstein

A great loop full of wildlife and historic structures.

Parker Hertenstein

Features River/Creek · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Family Friendly Gives your kids a new appreciation for wildlife.

Description

Cades Cove is a broad, verdant valley surrounded by mountains and is one of the most popular destinations in the Great Smokies. It offers some of the best opportunities for wildlife viewing in the park. This short loop allows you to experience the rich history of the valley as you you'll pass through open fields, dense forest, and over creeks. This loop is a memorable trip you'll never forget, and you may want to come back every year. At the beginning of this trail is a campground that is open year round.

Flora & Fauna

The area is home to many diverse animal species, from turkeys and deer to bear and moose. You may even catch sight of a fox!

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Aug 23, 2019
Morgan Jurkowski
Jul 21, 2019
Sean Sparks
.8 miles
Jul 10, 2019
Zach Anzelmo
Jul 9, 2019
Jeff Hogan
Jun 22, 2019
Mariay Cm
May 21, 2019
Crystal Blair
May 11, 2019
Patrick Olchawa
Fun short hike with some educational signs to boot. 1.1mi
May 1, 2019
francis Matejik

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