Abrams Falls

Abrams Falls is in the popular Cades Cove area of the Smokies. From Gatlinburg, take Hwy 441 south towards the Sugarlands Visitor Center. From there get on Hwy 73 (Little River Rd)  and continue about 17 miles to the Townsend Wye. This stretch of road follows the Little River and is quite beautiful. At the Townsend Wye, bear left on Laurel Creek Rd and continue for about 7 miles to the Cades Cove loop road. Look for a signed turn off to the parking area for the falls after stop #10 along the loop.

The trail to the falls is about 5 miles round trip and easy to follow. It does have some rocky and steep places and I'd give it a 'moderate' on the huffin' & puffin' scale. Abrams Creek is within sight or earshot along most of the trail and you'll cross 3 foot bridges along the way to the falls. The last one crosses Wilson Branch just before the falls, and if you follow it back up stream, you'll see some nice moss covered rocks.

This is very popular waterfall in a very popular section of the park. Get there early if you can to avoid the crowds.

 

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