Abrams Falls – Located within the Cades Cove Loop in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Great Smoky Mountains National Park is home to one of the most voluminous waterfalls – Abrams Falls – which is just 20 feet high and makes up for its modest height with the sheer power of the water cascading into the pool below. Park officials advise that it is very dangerous to swim in the pool due to the unpredictable and strong currents. Though the view is alluring, safety should be the priority.

Abrams Falls Trail is moderately challenging, and during peak season, it’s a popular hike. The wooden bridge at the start of the trail crosses Abrams Creek and follows alongside the trail for most of the route. During the first half of the journey, hikers will encounter some rocky ridges and water crossings. Furthermore, along the way, they will encounter a mix of pine and oak forest, hemlock, and rhododendron thickets near the creek edges. At the 2.5-mile mark, the trail crosses Wilson Creek and leads to the 20-foot plunge of Abrams Falls.

For more information: https://www.nps.gov/grsm/planyourvisit/abrams-falls.htm


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