Abrams Falls Trail

MODERATE 353 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.

5 days ago

Beautiful forest and river views all the way to the falls. Nice lookout area on large rocks mid-way thru. Some steep climbs,definitely a moderate trail. Loved the entire hike. Falls are beautiful.

5 days ago

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7 days ago

My sons and I enjoyed the hike. We took water this time which was helpful. You think 5 or 6 mile hike wouldn't be so bad but being from Illinois it was more challenging than we thought. Beautiful!

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11 days ago

Really loved this hike. Beautiful streams, steep drop-offs but even a person afraid of heights should be fine as the trail is wide enough that you don't feel too stressed. Be prepared for sections of upward slopes that can be challenging, but once you top the ridge it is beautiful and well-worth the effort. Difficult but easily achievable for beginner hikers if you pace yourself and allow yourself breaks. Take water. Wear flexible clothing, avoid denim if possible.

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12 days ago

It was a very straightforward trail and just follow the crowd. By crowd, i mean you would expect traffic of visitors and hikers. The whole trail is pretty much under the shade, which made it quite pleasant and comfortable. The fall was beautiful and we climbed up to the top of the fall for pictures.

14 days ago

Had a great walk. The trail has some rocky spots and a little bit of a climb in a few places. Nothing dangerous or difficult. Definitely would not wear flip flops!

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23 days ago

Love this trail. It's a family favorite and the falls are beautiful year round. There are some steep portions that will get your heart going, and lots of rocky parts so be sure to watch your feet.

It's a popular trail and often crowded- we last went 7/25 and there were lots of people along the whole trail and people waiting in line to get pictures in front of the falls. It's less crowded in the fall. Still, always worth the trip!

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24 days ago

It was well worth the trip! The fall is stunning!

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1 month ago

Excellent hike with a great waterfall. If you have energy you can go and see also one of the reconstructed settlers' home (see my recording)