Elijah Oliver Place Trail is a 1.2 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Townsend, Tennessee that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips and is accessible year-round.

Distance: 1.2 miles Elevation Gain: 98 feet Route Type: Out & Back

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

A short walking trail in the Cades Cove area of Smoky Mountain National Park. This short trail leads from the Cades Cove loop to an old homestead in the woods.

Nice short trail. Branched off and to Wet Bottom Trail.

hiking
6 months ago

Quick and easy little walk with neat cabins and historical structures. Fun group outing!

hiking
7 months ago

one of my favorite places in the park

hiking
7 months ago

This is off from the Trailhead of Jacob Oliver Cabin. Didn’t see a single person on the trail. Walked along the river and headed back up to The Cabin trail and visited on the way back.

hiking
10 months ago

I would recommend this Trail with small children. Very easy , beautiful scenery and the cabin at the end is awesome.

10 months ago

Easy walk to a nice old historic cabin.

hiking
11 months ago

All gravel and flat walk. And lots of bears!:)

hiking
Thu May 23 2019

Only got about .2 miles in when we came across a momma bear and her two cubs. Momma bear starting watching us so we decided to back out instead of continuing on. Looked like an awesome trail and would be great to do at some point.

hiking
Fri Feb 01 2019

My review is from the perspective of an amateur landscape photographer. This is a nice trail for a family outing, but if you are looking for above average photo opportunities, try something else. The cabin is reached through a hardwood forest that's typical for the Eastern US. The cabin and associated out buildings are fascinating from a historical perspective, but they are just average for photographic composition. If rural cabins are your thing, then by all means do this trail. If you are looking for for scenic landscape or forest-scapes then try something else in the Smokies,

hiking
Thu Aug 23 2018

Flat walk into an old cabin

hiking
Mon Mar 26 2018

Easy well maintained trail with a stream crossing. The kids liked the cabin and surrounding buildings.

hiking
Thu Mar 22 2018

See an old farm. See others see an old farm.

walking
Sat Jan 06 2018

Easy 1 mile hike round trip. Great to do with family and kids while in cades cove. Wide Gravel trail to cabin.

hiking
Thu Jan 04 2018

Nice short walk through the woods with a small stream crossing. The house & stables at the end are the big payoff.

hiking
Wed Oct 11 2017

Beautiful trail. Easy to hike and wonderful Mountain View.

hiking
Sat Apr 29 2017

We will definitely do this short hike again. It was a hot day (around 90), but we stayed pretty comfortable with the breeze and shade. There's only one water crossing, and it has a log bridge w/railing. You will come to the barn pretty quick. Between the barn and the homestead we saw a large red headed woodpecker and a whitetail doe. There is some burn damage from the recent fires.

scenic driving
Mon Feb 20 2017

We just walked this trail yesterday. Nice little hike and cool scenery.

nature trips
Sun Nov 06 2016

great easy walk to a nice old settlement.

Mon Oct 17 2016

The trail was very easy, may be off road stroller friendly as well. Saw deer about 100 yards from us, if not closer. Great place for children to explore and plenty of running around space for little ones and great to relax and have a picnic.

hiking
Tue Oct 04 2016

The trail starts from a very scenic spot on the Cades Cove Loop Road. It is a short hike to see the old Appalachian homestead. This is a good place to explore and take in the beautiful valley scenery...and it will likely not be as crowded as the visitor center area just up the road. You can also take the mile-long Wet Bottom Trail to connect to the popular Abrams Falls Trail.

hiking
Wed Sep 07 2016

Really enjoyed the walk. We talked to some people who had seen a bear around the barn.

Sun Mar 27 2016

Beautiful, a lot of deer feeding and playing.

Thu Jun 11 2015

Saw lots of deer in early spring.

Sun Mar 09 2014

Quick, easy walk to a cool little cabin.

walking
Wed Apr 17 2013

A beautiful short little walking trail with an interesting old log house and barn to visit along the way. Great for kids.

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