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Abrams Falls

10 reviews #15 hike out of 614 in
2.4 mi
Distance
1 hrs 24 min
Time
terrain
275 ft
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Overview

4.2 miles from the trailhead to the interaction with Hannah Mountain trail, but 2.5 miles from the trailhead to Abram’s Falls.

This trail has recently (2021) been rehabbed by the NPS. Which makes it a very nice hike. They added stairs, smoothed out rough sections, and did a lot of maintenance to this trail. The trail begins, and travels along Abrams Creek. If you arrive early, you might be lucky enough to see the Smoky Mountain river otters playing and hunting in Abrams Creek. Highly recommended to get to the trailhead early in the summer, as this trail is very popular. But to access this trail, the Cades Cove loop road must be open, and the gate opens at 8 am.

Getting Started

The trailhead is located 4.2 miles from the start of the Cades Cove loop road entrance. The road (with a sign indicating Abrams Falls trailhead) is on your left.

Taking Children

Would be a great hike for children, but do not allow them to swim in the area with the waterfall. Several deaths have occurred, and a warning sign is located at the falls as a reminder.


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    1 year, 9 months ago
    2/8/21 hiked by myself. Passed 15 people on a Monday. No one lunching at falls. Plenty of lunching space. 50 minutes to falls. Beautiful falls. Very peaceful. Hike is up and down the whole way. Camp toilet at parking area. 12-15 other cars there. I arrived a little before noon.
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    3 years, 3 months ago
    A gorgeous hike on a fall day
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    4 years ago
    I wouldn't necessarily call this easy. It does have some moderate ups and downs, not horrible, but not entirely easy, either. You will not be alone on this trail. My wife and I hiked this trail on a 50-something degree Saturday between Christmas and New Year's and there were a lot of other people on the trail. It is a well-kept trail though and the payoff at the falls is worth the hike. When we went, the pool at the base of the falls was swollen from a rainy winter, so it was difficult to get very close to the falls, but the view was still good. Be warned, the only way to get to this trail is by way of Cade's Cove Loop Road. This is a 9 mile road that took us a total of a little over two hours to drive do to the stop and go traffic.
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Jeff 4 years ago
Abrams Falls Trail
Popular trail, you won't be alone on this hike. Truly moderate difficulty with some elevation changes and some rocky areas. The falls at the end of the trail is the reward.
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