DISTANCE
8.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,991 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

backpacking

birding

camping

hiking

horseback riding

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

blowdown

old growth

no dogs

21 days ago

We really enjoyed this hike away from the crowds at Cades Cove. It is certainly the trail less traveled. We came across a good bit of wildlife, including mother bear and cubs, deer, wild turkeys, and frogs. The wild flowers were nice and in some spots there are great long range views. This hike is pretty strenuous and you’ll want to be sure to take plenty of water if you hike in summer.