Elijah Oliver Place Trail

EASY 23 reviews

Elijah Oliver Place Trail is a 1.2 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Townsend, 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.

1.2 miles
82 feet
Out & Back

kid friendly



nature trips

trail running




wild flowers


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.

2 months ago

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

2 months ago

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

5 months ago

Beautiful trail. Easy to hike and wonderful Mountain View.

10 months ago

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
Monday, February 20, 2017

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

nature trips
Sunday, November 06, 2016

great easy walk to a nice old settlement.

Monday, October 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.

Tuesday, October 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.

Wednesday, September 07, 2016

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

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Beautiful, a lot of deer feeding and playing.

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Saw lots of deer in early spring.

Sunday, March 09, 2014

Quick, easy walk to a cool little cabin.

Wednesday, April 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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