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Cades Cove Loop Road
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Activity Type Biking, Scenic Drive
Features Scenic, Historic buildings, Hiking access, Wildlife
Recommended Age 0-2 yr, 3-5 yr, 6-8 yr, 9-12 yr, 13+ yr
Family Activity Cost* Free
Duration 1/4 day
  • 11 mile one-way, paved, loop road.

  • You can bike the road between May and Sept., from sunrise to 10am, on Wed. and Sat. Cars are not allowed during these hours.

  • See the "old life" set in the majestic valley. Historic homes, farms, churches and other buildings are preserved. They also have an active cemeteries.

  • See wildlife like black bears. Other resident animals are bobcats, wild turkeys, deer, foxes, coyotes, beavers, otters, raccoons, horses, cows, and lots of birds.

  • John Oliver Place and Elijah Oliver Place are great place to see wildlife.

  • Wildlife can also lead to traffic jams. Arrive early to avoid traffic or join the slower traffic and spend more time watching the wildlife.

  • Even in winter the scenery is beautiful with snow, but some areas may be closed.

  • 3 hiking trails heads are located; Cades Cove Nature Trail [2 mi, flat], Abrams Falls [5 mi, 675 ft climb], Cooper Road Trail [11mi, 3234 ft climb].

  • Cades Cove Loop Road closes at dusk and opens at sunrise.

  • GPS is of Cades Cove Visitor Center, which is on the Cades Cover Loop Road.

  • *Estimate based on a family of 4 with 5, 8 yr. old kids for the least expensive activity offered.

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    Website Link Cable Mill Rd
    Townsend, TN 37882
    35.58498, -83.8431
    (865) 436-7318