Cove Hardwoods Nature Trail

EASY 16 reviews

Cove Hardwoods Nature Trail is a 0.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Gatlinburg, Tennessee that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
0.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
226 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

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10 months ago

Tip. At the trail head there is a box that asks for 50cents for a brouchre, take one and just return once done. It has interesting facts about that trail that are numbered 1-15 or so as you hike. There is a little traffic noise but not a huge deal. Could be difficult for those who aren't fit, it's up some but well maintained path.

hiking
11 months ago

A short loop through a pretty hillside wooded setting. The trail begins on the right shortly after entering the picnic area. It was probably more exciting than usual for me though, as I had just my second black bear sighting here...definitely bigger and closer than my first encounter (blurry pictures uploaded). Fortunately neither one of us wanted to get any closer...and I did have bear spray to hopefully help if needed!

hiking
Monday, June 20, 2016

nature trips
Monday, April 18, 2016

Wildflowers in Spring are plentiful along this trail.

hiking
Saturday, April 16, 2016

What a wonderful albeit a short hike. So much to see, in April the wild flowers are everywhere.

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Tuesday, April 05, 2016

This is not an easy trail. It is beautiful ! Please be aware of a continuous climb going up steps and rough rocks. I do have titanium knees and hip! This was a challenge. Perhaps this is an easy trail for experienced hikers.
It is a paradise for photographers!

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Monday, March 28, 2016

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Saturday, March 26, 2016

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Thursday, June 19, 2014

If you want to see a lot of wildflowers in the Spring, this is the trail for you. I've hiked this trail may times and have never been disappointed. It's a very easy hike, not strenuous at all.

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Saturday, April 06, 2013

This was probably our least favorite self guided nature trail. I also would not call it easy. It was moderate at best and we have hiked 100's of miles.