Cades Cove Pictures Movie
Cades Cove is about 25 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 are 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 could be smelled 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.
On the way back to Gatlinburg I was lucky enough to see a few Elk in the meadows of Cades Cove loop. Another memorable hike for the ages.
Grotto Falls Trail
Laurel Falls Trail
Abrams Falls Trail
Clingmans Dome Trail
Chimney Tops Trail
Newfound Gap Road