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Cades Cove

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A scenic valley filled with remnants of the old American pioneers.
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107 Park Headquarters Rd, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN 37738-4102
+1 865-436-1200
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Fall is a great time to visit Cade's Cove with all the leaves turning and the amazing weather. It is breathtakingly beautiful and worth the trip before sure. Expect heavy traffic and crowds but so worth it. Words can't describe this place and pictures don't...More

1  Thank ACsmartone
Reviewed 1 week ago

Yes, you are driving in a long line of cars. Yes, you are driving a big loop. Yes, there is a chance you won't see anything bigger than a squirrel. Yes, chances are the teens will fall asleep part way through. Still go. It's a...More

1  Thank TravelingShanti
Reviewed 1 week ago

This beautiful 11-mile drive on a single lane is worth walking or even better biking. The one-way is a painful drive--apparently the people driving this don't realize 50 cars are behind them when they stop their vehicle to take pictures. The drive from the main...More

1  Thank joe l
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We brought our granddaughter with us on our annual trip to Pigeon Forge with friends. We stopped at the store halfway through and discovered a book signing event. We met two wonderful authors and bought two beautiful books. It was an unexpected treasure to add...More

1  Thank Tammy K
Reviewed 1 week ago

Be sure and visit Cades Cove if you are in the area! I suggest going early to get ahead of the crowds but more importantly to see the wildlife starting their day! The fall foliage was amazing. We saw deer, turkeys and even a bear....More

2  Thank TexanReviewer
Reviewed 1 week ago

Cade’s Cove is a beautiful spot to visit. Give yourself plenty of time to stop and explore all the settlers cabins and taking pictures is a must!

2  Thank Kathy C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When I visit the Smoky Mountains I always make time for Cades Cove. I love exploring and visiting all the stops along the way. This year I had my brother and sister-in-law with me, it was their first time to Cade Cove. We are already...More

2  Thank Beverly C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the most beautiful & peaceful places in the Smoky Mountains!! The views are amazing, the wildlife plentiful & much history to be enjoyed.

2  Thank generations7
Reviewed 1 week ago

Cades Cove is an 11 mile, one way drive from start to finish. The speed limit is 15 miles per hour so you don't have to worry about rushing through and missing some of the scenery. Lots of wildlife (we saw a black bear which...More

2  Thank Okie_Ron_1
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful leisurely trip around about 10 mile one way Road through fields and woodlands. A quaint, historical settlement with many of the original log cabins of the original settlers.

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26 August 2018|
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Response from Janet W | Reviewed this property |
Bears hibernate a bit differently in the Smokies. There is absolutely no way to predict if you will see any bears.
11 August 2018|
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Response from ClassroomDoctor | Reviewed this property |
We do not pull a camper, but usually are in either a 150 or 350 Ford Pickup. There are a couple of routes available. We placed an extensive review of our visit, including directions, should you be interested. Entitled Cades... More
Jessica L
27 July 2018|
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Response from Janet W | Reviewed this property |
Since I do not know where you are staying, drive times will vary. The loop road is closed on Wednesday and Saturday until 10AM until late September to all vehicle traffic. Check GSMNP website for exact date The Fall Rod... More