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Distance

12.11 mi

Elevation gain

1,854 ft

Technical difficulty

Moderate

Elevation loss

1,854 ft

Max elevation

2,018 ft

Trailrank

50

Min elevation

1,078 ft

Trail type

Loop

Moving time

4 hours 10 minutes

Time

5 hours 28 minutes

Coordinates

3410

Uploaded

December 4, 2019

Recorded

September 2019
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2,018 ft
1,078 ft
12.11 mi

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near Happy Valley, Tennessee (United States)

We planned to do this trail in January, but couldn't because the initial crossing of Abrams Creek was too high and fast to ford. The bridge here is still out, but the crossing now (in September) was only knee high and very doable.

Starting around Abrams Creek Campground Parking area, followed Rabbit Creek to Hannah Mountain Trail. This section was the toughest part of the hike, ~1000 foot elevation gain over ~2.5 miles.

Turned left onto Hannah Mountain Trail and followed it for ~1.5 miles to the Abrams Fails Trail. We followed Abrams Falls Trail for another ~1.5 miles to Abrams Falls itself for lunch. Nice falls and there were many families enjoying the day at the falls as well (most of whom had approached from the Cades Cove side of the park - which we had previously done as an out-and-back hike).

After lunch at the falls, we returned the way we came, ~1.5 miles back to Hannah Mountain Trail. At that intersection, we went the other way we hadn't arrived on, towards Hatcher Mountain and Little Bottoms Trails.

Followed the 2.5 mile length of Little Bottoms Trail until it intersected with Cooper Road Trail. Turning left on Cooper Road Trail, we returned the 1 mile to the Abrams Creek Campground parking lot.
Parking

Abrams Creek Campground Parking Lot

Intersection

Start of Rabbit Creek Trail

River

No bridge, but a much easier crossing than in January!

Photo

Still climbing...

Intersection

Intersection with Hannah Mountain Trail

Photo

Intersection with Hannah Mountain Trail

River

Easy river crossing

(though this is another one that gets harder in wet weather)
Intersection

Abrams Falls Trail

Falls is 1.7 miles away
Bridge

Approaching the falls

Waterfall

Abrams Falls

Panorama

Nice views

Intersection

Start of Little Bottoms Trail

Photo

Trail time...

Photo

Intersection with Cooper Road Trail

Waypoint

Approaching the Camp Ground

Information point

Kiosk

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