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Ace Gap Trail

Townsend, Tennessee

10.67 mi / 1965 ft gain

Rich Mountain to Indian Grave Gap

Townsend, Tennessee

4.16 mi / 1516 ft gain

Drive the Foothills Parkway National Scenic Byway

Walland, Tennessee

5.0

Cades Cove Loop

Townsend, Tennessee

10.22 mi / 2825 ft gain

John Oliver Cabin Access

Townsend, Tennessee

0.47 mi / 98 ft gain

Abram Falls, Hatcher Mountain, Copper Road and Wet Bottom Loop

Townsend, Tennessee

13.31 mi / 2041 ft gain

Abrams Falls Trail

Tallassee, Tennessee

4.8
4.96 mi / 625 ft gain

Look Rock Tower

Maryville, Tennessee

0.59 mi / 56 ft gain

Bike Cade's Cove Loop

Townsend, Tennessee

4.9
10.5 mi

Places to stay

Abram's Creek Campground

Tallassee, Tennessee

Abram's Creek Campground

Cades Cove Campground

Townsend, Tennessee

Cades Cove Campground

Cades Cove Group

Blount County, Tennessee

Cades Cove Group

Anthony Creek Horse Camp

Townsend, Tennessee

Anthony Creek Horse Camp

Metcalf Bottoms Picnic Pavilion

Gatlinburg, Tennessee

Metcalf Bottoms Picnic Pavilion

Guides and stories

Indulge in Adventure at this Base Camp Near the Great Smoky Mountains

Indulge in Adventure at this Base Camp Near the Great Smoky Mountains

The Outbound Collective

20 Must-Do Hikes in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

20 Must-Do Hikes in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

The Outbound Collective

The Smokies Are Still Alive!

The Smokies Are Still Alive!

Merritt McKinney

6 Inspiring Photos from the Smoky Mountains

6 Inspiring Photos from the Smoky Mountains

Nick Spicer

The 5 Best Fall Hikes in the Blue Ridge Mountains

The 5 Best Fall Hikes in the Blue Ridge Mountains

Christian Murillo

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