Photos of Abrams Falls Via Cooper Road and Little Bottoms Trails

DISTANCE
9.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,433 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

camping

fishing

hiking

bird watching

waterfall

blowdown

no dogs

hiking
blowdown
muddy
rocky
washed out
5 days ago

41 degrees Cloudy, misty, foggy morning after 3 days of rain. 6 branch crossing that require thought to cross. Water ankle to knee deep. Trail offers everything. The trail meets all exercise levels 2x over the 12 mile trek (general health, cardio, fat burn, strenuous). No one level more than 1/2 mile at a time. Great for heart rate controlled hike. The trail is smooth, stumping, rocky, muddy, wide, and narrow. You rarely lose site of creek. There appear to be many unknown water features but hike down to water is near impossible without rope. One section the trail is a foot wide cliff hike. Remarkable view. Did not pass a single hiker until I arrived at Abrams’ Falls. Then a group of nuns showed up. I did notice to do rabbit creek back to camp ground you would have to ford deep fast water. Maybe on a warmer day. My trek back was non eventful except for a tree falling into the river and leaf rustling (no wildlife seen, only heard birds). Probably would be best to take trekking pools. Campground parking was still empty. It was a nice 5 hour day. Great hike. 12 miles from ranger station out and back.