Abrams Falls Picture And Movie Hike
Abrams Falls is about 30 West on The Little River Road from Gatlinburg. After a hike up to Laurel Falls and back I was excited to see another part of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Cades Cove is a 11 mile loop road that surround throusands of acres of open meadows. The vistas a great and I hoped to see some Elk or Bear during the drive.
The Western section of Cades Cove has another great hiking trail called Abrams Falls Trail That was my destination to top off the day. The trail is a 5 mile roundtrip hike that begins in the back of the Western section of Cades Cove loop road. It has the largest water volume of any park fall, and is among the most photogenic.
After taking in the Cades Cove loop drive, I arrived at the Abrams Falls Trail entrance. I knew this was going to be a spectacular hike. Some trees were cut after they fell on the trail. The trees scent was nice and you could smell it 50 yards away.
Rhododendrons were everywhere here and in all of the park. I once again filmed the large old growth trees as I hiked up to Abrams Falls. The creek had more water feeding the cascading falls then other falls. The colors and Fall smells surrounding me as I crossed one single lane bridge after another.
when I finally arrived at Abrams Falls it stood out roaring like a lion. I filmed it up and close.
Now was the time to climb the steep inclination to the top of the falls. None of the other hikers knew what they were missing up here. However daylight was short so I had to step up the pace back to the parking lot. Another memorable hike for the ages.
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