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Cades Cove Nature Trail

 4.8 (4)

Length


0.8 Miles 1.3 Kilometers


210' 64 m

Ascent

-198' -60 m

Descent

9%

Avg Grade (5°)

24%

Max Grade (14°)

2,148' 655 m

High

1,942' 592 m

Low

Shared By Parker Hertenstein

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A great loop full of wildlife and historic structures.

Parker Hertenstein

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!

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Jul 1, 2018
Alexandra Joan
May 22, 2018
Steve Bair
Apr 29, 2018
Megan McKinney
Apr 22, 2018
Leslie Dobbelstein
Mar 10, 2018
Melissa B
Dec 31, 2017
Chris Frazier
0.8mi
Nov 28, 2017
Erin Chakalos
Oct 29, 2017
Tamer A

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  4.8 from 4 votes

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