Little Bottoms Trail

MODERATE 12 reviews

Little Bottoms Trail is a 7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Tallassee, Tennessee that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
7.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
941 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

fishing

fly fishing

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

blowdown

no dogs

A hiking trail approximately 9 difficult miles that lead into Abram's Falls Trail.

1 month ago

Be prepared for a serious hike if you're headed to Abrams Falls via Little Bottoms...close to 11 miles out and back. That said, this is an immensely beautiful trek with several distinct environments. The trail goes from pine forests to a lush river valley to a grassy, rocky new-growth portion. There is no want for lovely scenery!

hiking
3 months ago

This one got me. Pretty tough. Several long pulls. Wanted to do a loop from Little Bottoms Trail to Hannah Mountain to Rabbit Creek. But once we crossed the creek on Hannah Mountain trail it got pretty dense with several fresh bear scat droppings. We decided to back track. Like I said, for me, pretty tough with an artificial hip and knee. Adam and I did this one about 12 years ago and camped at #17. Probably won't do this one again

hiking
5 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

hiking
Sunday, October 30, 2016

hiking
Sunday, October 02, 2016

backpacking
Wednesday, July 06, 2016

backpacking
Wednesday, July 06, 2016

Monday, May 11, 2015

Part of loop I completed as part of my quest to complete all official Smokie trails

hiking
Saturday, December 27, 2014

Great hike today. Temperature was 40 when we started out. Got up to 52 with cloud cover. The crossing streams were higher than normal but easy to cross. Went to Hatcher Mtn trail and back. Out and back to parking area was 7.36 miles. Views are incredible in winter time. The downed trees from the tornado a few years back is an incredible sight. Well worth the hike. Only tough part is a steep 300 ft ascent. Great views of Abrams creek the whole way. A nice hike for anyone.

walking
Monday, July 15, 2013

hiking
Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Maybe this was one of the first hikes I took in my young adult life (and such was way out of shape and naive) or maybe it was really as hard as I remember. Regardless, when I think of this trail, I lose my breath. This is part of the 9.8 mile hike from the other side of Abram's Falls. You start out on Cooper's Trail which is super road-like and flat, so unless you've done you're homework (and I hadn't!), you're in for a big surprise when you turn onto Little Bottoms and begin the switchbacks. Once you get to the very top of the first mountain, the view is beautiful, though. And you can hear Abram's creek running down below. Very nice. Then there is another drop, and all you can think is "I have to climb back up this!"
Anyway, maybe now I'm more mature, in the hiking sense, and could handle it better, but I'm still suffering from vivid PTSD, so maybe I'll try next year instead! :)