Hiking to a Waterfall: Abrams Falls

The Great Smokey Mountains National Park, abram's falls spring timeThe Great Smoky Mountains National PIark is a large, picturesque park that lies in Tennessee and North Carolina. One of the many features of the park is that it has 850 miles of hiking trails for visitors to enjoy and explore. Abrams Falls Hiking Trail is one of those trails, found in the heart of the Smoky Mountains near Gatlinburg. It is an extremely beautiful trail and offers a scenic hike through the mountains.

Abrams Falls Hiking Trail runs along Abrams Creek and is considered to be a moderately difficult trail to hike. The trail takes you on a 5-mile round trip adventure and passes Abrams Falls. This is a waterfall that is only 20 feet high, but a it has a remarkably large amount of water that rushes over the fall.

When you go hiking in the Smokies, you will realize the trailhead of Abrams Falls Trail will be found at stop number 10 on Cades Cove Loop Road, a little over 30 miles from the Sugarlands Visitor Center. As you begin to hike the trail you will cross over Abrams Creek by way of a large wooden bridge. The trail will lead you over hills, rocks and dips, and past some of the hundreds of species of trees and plants found in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. You may also have the opportunity to see one of the thousands of species of invertebrates and animals in the area.

Take note that from dawn to 10 a.m. on every Wednesday and Saturday in May through September, Cades Cove Loop Road is closed to cars. On other days, plan to come early so you have plenty of time to savor all the outstanding sites you will see as you hike on Abrams Falls Hiking Trail.

After a day of hiking in the Smokies, you will love relaxing in one of our cabins. At Timber Tops Luxury Cabin Rentals, we want each family to enjoy high-quality amenities, like having a home theater room in the cabin. To book your stay at one of our Gatlinburg or Pigeon Forge cabins, give us a call at (800) 266-1066 to speak with our friendly staff! We would enjoy helping you plan your vacation to the Smoky Mountains!

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