Rabbit and Abrams Creeks Loop Trail

MODERATE 6 reviews

Rabbit and Abrams Creeks Loop Trail is a 15.2 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Tallassee, Tennessee that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
15.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
4,002 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

Abrams Falls Begin hike just in front of ranger's station near creek.Start on Rabbit Creek trail and after 2.5 you'll intersect with Hannah Mtn Trail but continue on Rabbit Creek Trail until you reach Abrams Falls parking area near Cades Cove Loop.You will have a creek crossing here unless the water is way down.Near the parking area is Abrams Falls Trailhead locate sign.Trail begins here to the falls.This section is a great trail and very popular.2.5 mi you reach the falls, find a empty rock with the falls makes a great backdrop for lunch.Then continue past the falls, a sign directs most hikers back to the parking lot but doesn't note the trail continues.A nice rolling trail takes you up and away from the creek until you reach Hannah Mtn Trail.You will have another creek crossing here, be careful algae and moss cover creek bed for slippery traction.Then ascend for 1.8mi to intersect with the Rabbit Creek Trail, turn right back to the ranger's station.

trail running
22 days ago

Bring trekking poles, or hiking sticks to safely cross the creeks. Hike starts with an immediate creek crossing, then there is another after you pass the Hannah Mt junction, and one more when you arrive in Cades Cove. Only overgrown in a few places (including the very beginning, so don't let that detract you). I passed zero hikers on the whole loop on a Wednesday morning (FYI, Cades Cove gates are closed on Wednesday mornings, so Abrams Falls trail was empty!)

1 month ago

Awesome trail

Friday, April 28, 2017

Beautiful scenery all the way out to cades cove. We rode the horses and saw deer, a bear, a huge wild pig! We love this ride

hiking
Saturday, August 20, 2016

Avoid crowds by starting early on Wednesday or Saturday. Several other cool views along the way.

3 months ago

Wednesday, September 09, 2015