Abrams Falls Trail

MODERATE 396 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
905 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.

1 day 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.

1 day ago

Wow!

2 days 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 days 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 days ago

Beautiful trail and falls.

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4 days ago

4 days 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!

hiking
6 days ago

This is an excellent hike, moderately challenging but well worth it for the falls at the end. There are several narrow bridge crossings in the 5 miles from trailhead to falls and back, when you park in the gravel parking lot where the bathrooms are.

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11 days ago

Great hike . Worth the effort. Pack plenty of water.

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12 days ago

Peaceful hike with beautiful views. Moderate hike. Went in late September and we saw a bear right off the trail while hiking back out. Will definitely hike it again.

hiking
17 days ago

Nice hike to what was my favorite waterfall in the park so far. Several reported bear sightings during our hike though we never encountered.

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22 days ago

A beautiful hike with plenty of challenges. The waterfall was a great reward.

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23 days ago

Awesome hike, trail is up and down both ways so it's not all uphill one way and all downhill the next. The water fall is really nice and the water is refreshing after the hike in. I know you're not suppose to, but there's a little area to climb up so you can get on top of the falls, if you're in shape to do so I highly recommend it!

hiking
23 days ago

Definitely a beautiful, scenic route. For the most part there was moderate traffic along the way. The trail is usually wide enough that there isn't issues. The area where the falls is located is absolutely beautiful. I will say the trip back was a little more difficult. It seemed more uphill coming back than the downhill.