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Cades Cove Nature Trail

Intermediate
 4.7 (10)

A great loop full of wildlife and historic structures.


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Map Key

0.8

Miles

1.3

KM

Point to Point

2,148' 655 m

High

1,942' 592 m

Low

210' 64 m

Up

198' 60 m

Down

9%

Avg Grade (5°)

24%

Max Grade (14°)

Dogs Unknown

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!

Contacts

Shared By:

Parker Hertenstein

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  4.7 from 10 votes

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Jul 29, 2020
Sara Mills
May 22, 2020
Amy Streifer
Nov 24, 2019
Tara Harris
Oct 7, 2019
Mark Parrish
Oct 1, 2019
Kasia Reiley
Sep 25, 2019
Sydney Herron
Aug 30, 2019
Sung Chung
Neat little trail close to campgrounds. Only 1 marker for trail so you may miss it if your not looking. Lots of deer and other critters. Roots a… 0.8mi — 0h 20m
Aug 23, 2019
Morgan Jurkowski