Something for Everyone!
Choosing the best waterfall hike was a tough decision. I chose Abrams Falls because it's beautiful and doable for most. The falls make a 20' dive into a large pool. You'll definitely want to bring your camera.
It's 2.5 miles to the falls and you'll gain 340' in elevation. I had a hard time classifying this waterfall. I decided on the "fan" type because it gets wider as it drops and has a fan-like look to it.
Total Hike Length: 5 miles
Approximate Elevation: Starts at 1700', falls are at 1500', fairly level overall
How to get to the trail: Located between posts #10 and #11 on Cades Cove Loop Rd. (one-lane, one-way, paved, open year-round, closed sunset to sunrise). Turn right on unpaved side road. Drive to parking area at the end.
Return from Abrams Falls to Waterfall Hikes
Return from Abrams Falls to Cades Cove