Abrams Creek Trail

MODERATE 2 reviews

Abrams Creek Trail is a 9.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Townsend, TN that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from March until October.

9.3 miles 374 feet Loop



nature trips

trail running




wild flowers


Hike back in time with this easy off trail with wild life viewing This is a great hike for those who want to get off the beaten path. Bring your camera, map and a sense of adventure. This hike will follow Abrams Creek as it dissects Cades Cove since there is no trail use the creek, map (and waypoints if you have a GPS) for reference. Take your time and with a watchful eye you may see as we did this day deer, several flocks and scads of gobblers and hen wild turkeys, a couple mallards, coots, bluebirds, a northern Harrier. If you are a real adventure seeker you may want to explore a cave near 2.5 miles into the hike. There is a sign noting it's location and that you do have to get prior approval from the Ranger's Station. At mile 5 you will encounter a flat grassy area just before you get to the loop road, this a great place for lunch before you cross over the road to head back.You may choose to stay near the creek or meander through the pastures near the woods for more wildlife viewing Enjoy this hike for a different view of the Cove!

2 years ago

My personal favorite hike. I like to hike/run it. Hike uphill/run downhill. Nice place at the top to rest for a scenic picnic.

3 years ago

Nice easy hike through the forest. We have hiked this twice in the winter both times and found it to be a nice reprieve from the crowds that we have encountered at times.