Abrams Falls Trail

MODERATE 408 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.

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

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1 month 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.

1 month 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.

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1 month 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 month ago

Wow!

1 month 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
1 month 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.

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1 month ago

Beautiful trail and falls.

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1 month 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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1 month 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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