Abrams Creek Trail is a 15.0 kilometer moderately trafficked loop trail located near Townsend, Tennessee that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October.

Distance: 15.0 km Elevation Gain: 114 m Route Type: Loop


nature trips


bird watching




wild flowers


no dogs

This hike will follow Abrams Creek as it dissects Cades Cove. Take your time and with a watchful eye you may see deer, several flocks, scads of gobblers, wild turkeys, a couple mallards, coots, bluebirds, and 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.

11 months ago

This trail does not exist. It is not on any trail maps. There are no signs at the supposed trail head. I talked to a Park Service rep at the supposed trail head who was selling trail maps. She had never heard of an Abrams Creek trail. June 2019.

Sun May 28 2017


Sun Jan 26 2014

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.

Mon Feb 18 2013

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.