For this classic and beautiful GSMNP hike, we will meet at the Abrams Creek Ranger Station, hike a short distance on Cooper Road Trail, and then pick up Little Bottoms Trail. After a very short stretch on Hatcher Mountain Trail, we continue on the Abrams Falls Trail. Approaching this way allows us to follow the interesting and rugged old manway of the Little Bottoms Trail along Abrams Creek. When we reach Abrams Falls Trail, we will walk beside the Abrams Creek Gorge before reaching the Falls, which are about 20 ft. high and plunge into a large, lovely pool. We will return via the same route. This is the less-traveled way to see the Falls and a beautiful hike. Rated moderate due to distance of 11 miles. Meet at Alcoa Food City at 8am or at Abrams Creek Ranger Station at 8:30am. Drive 30 miles RT= $1.50 carpool fee.
Pre-registration is required. Masks are now required for all those participating in carpools, shuttles or key swaps, regardless of vaccination status. You may also choose to drive your own vehicle to the trailhead.
Leaders: Randy Mitchell and Lloyd Chapman
Leader contact information is included under Additional Information in the email you receive after registration.
Smoky Mountains Hiking Club
PO Box 51592
Knoxville, TN 37950-1592