Bike Cade's Cove Loop

Cade's Cove Loop - Search Nearby - Added by Mason Boring

Abundant wildlife. Nearby car camping. Bike this 11 mile historic loop (under full moon). Great base camp for hiking and backpacking.

Cade's Cove is a valley located smack in the middle of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Feel free to drive the 11 mile loop in the day, but if you're really cool, you'll schedule your trip around a full moon so you can bike under the light of night! Allow yourself a few hours to explore around off the loop!

There is camping nearby. Just make reservations! 159 sites are open year round in Cades Cove. If camping, return inside the loop before sunrise to make a memory that's sure to stick.

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Cycling
Camping
Photography
Bathrooms
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Forest
Handicap Accessible
Picnic Area
Scenic
Wildlife

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Amazing but car traffic sucks

My husband and I had a great time- got started around 10 am and finished up around noon. We stopped a lot, mostly because how unbelievably inconsiderate cars are. Note, you will be sharing the road with vehicles and many want to ride up on you only for you to be right behind another car. This does make for some unexpected stops to let dummies pass you. The views are incredible, just note the bike rental from the campground store only has a water bottle holder, so bring a backpack to shed your layers in the fall! 😊

Amazing

Great to do in the morning right before sunrise to see the best wildlife!

Ally Woodall

almost 2 years ago

Fun way to see Cade's Cove

My boyfriend and I rented bikes at the campground store at Cade's Cove after a night of camping there. We had an absolute blast! If you're going in the fall definitely dress accordingly, because it's chilly in the mornings. There are a few steep hills so be prepared for a little bit of a workout. I also advise getting some hot chocolate or ice cream at the store upon returning the bikes. Perfect end to the adventure!