Smoky Mountain Waterfalls: Abrams Falls

Smoky mountain rocky waterfall river flowing in autumn fall leaves nature

Abrams Falls is a 5-mile roundtrip hike. The trail begins in the back of Cades Cove Loop Road and is a moderate hike. Abrams Falls has the largest water volume of any park fall, and is among the most photogenic. The trail to the falls changes from pine-oak on the ridges to hemlock-rhododendron forest along Abrams Creek. Due to the undertow, swimming in the pool at the base of the falls is very dangerous.