Abrams Falls Trail

MODERATE 430 reviews

Abrams Falls Trail is a 6.8 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Townsend, Tennessee that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
6.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
721 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

backpacking

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

Abrams Fall is a popular waterfall with a 25 foot drop over a rocky cliff beside it. The trail is well maintained. It does have a few spots with roots and rocks. The trail gets a lot of use. Expect other hikers. At certain times of the year, it will be extremely crowded.

hiking
1 day ago

Great trail. We measured it as 5.7 miles. The hike is harder on its return. The falls at the bottom were beautiful and a great place to stop for lunch. It took us 2 hours 8 mins not including the 30 minutes of stops. The trail was not very busy at this time of year nor was the Cades Trail. Definitely one to do again.

hiking
5 days ago

Beautiful place for lunch

12 days ago

Nice well kept up trail. Not really moderate unless distance counts and there are good size hills you go up and down. Glad I went this time of year as I was told 100s are on the trail in summer.

hiking
1 month ago

Not a bad hike at all. Also not too difficult if you're fit. Hike around the falls is the hardest part. Very pretty but expected the falls to be bigger based off of the pictures. Started around 1:30, got back around 5:30. The cades cove area was beautiful and there lots of deer. Nightmare getting out of there though with all of the cades cove loop idlers.

hiking
1 month ago

Nice, scenic hike.

1 month ago

Great easy hike, took about 2 hours to complete with about a 15 minute rest at the waterfall. The trail is well maintained and the fall is gorgeous.

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful trail! Hiked it with our 12 and 10 year daughters! Get slippery in spots due to the cold conditions, but we did it in about 2.5 hours.

2 months ago

Great hike but may be challenging for younger kids. My 7 and 10 year olds made it but we’re very tired afterwards. The falls are great. Trail wasn’t very crowded.

fishing
2 months ago

Be ready to to slip and slide,did not expect that at all
Felt shoes did very little
Fishing was great
Will definitely go back

hiking
2 months ago

Love the whole Cade’s Cove area. This trail can get crowded at times. Not bad and gets easy once you get over the mountain. Great spot for swimming with a short but pretty powerful falls.

hiking
2 months ago

Had a great walk today with family...little slow due to hauling the little ones.


Took about 4 hours

3 months ago

Beautiful hike that has lots of ups and downs. Falls are worth the trip. We went on a week day so not terribly crowded.

3 months ago

Beautiful hike with a nice pay off of the falls. Can be done in a lot less time that advertised unless you just want a relaxing walk. The falls are very nice but seem to attract a-lot of lookers. Worth the time if in the area.

3 months ago

Beautiful hike....took about 1'30" to the falls. Only drawback is the traffic on Cases Cove loop. Took 1' to get to parking lot and 1'40" to get back out of loop.

4 months ago

Hiked this trail on 10/19...started early and glad we did it started to get more crowded as the day progressed. took our lunch to enjoy the falls a little longer. It is a moderate trail....a couple of inclines but a nice hike.

4 months ago

Wow!

4 months ago

It's an awesome hike. Can be a bit difficult. Be sure to wear good shoes as the terrain is a bit rough.

hiking
4 months ago

This was an amazing hike. Lots of up and downs and Rocky terrain. It was a little more difficult than we initially expected due to the rating, but it is a gorgeous area and the falls are very worth it. We saw a decent sized black bear on the trail, so keep that in mind.

hiking
4 months ago

Beautiful trail and falls.

4 months ago

Great family hike! We have 2 kids, 10 and 8, and this was the longest hike they've ever done. It's definitely moderate in difficulty due to the hills, rocky/root terrain and length. I mapped the trek and it's closer to 5.5 miles in length.

As the elevation map indicates, you are up and down hills throughout, with the crest being right at 1.25 miles in. There are some cool rocks to climb at that point and offer a nice diversion after the climb.

The end point at the falls is really nice. Lots of places to sit and have a snack. The falls are beautiful and although the water looks inviting there are many signs warning of danger as several people have died there.

Great hike overall, would highly recommend!

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