This picture features Lower Indian Flats Falls in the foreground, with Upper Indian Flats Falls in the background. I took this photograph while hiking the Middle Prong Trail in the Tremont section of the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee.
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Following a one-mile hike along a rugged trail with elevation changes, visitors are rewarded with a view of this beautiful waterfall – Spruce Flats Falls. It’s located near Cades Cove in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee, not far from Townsend. The main falls are 30′ in height, and the surrounding terrain is rocky but manageable.
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Located in the Tremont section of the Great Smoky Mountains near Cades Cove in Tennessee, Spruce Flats Falls is a lesser-known though beautiful waterfall. It’s 30-feet in height, but measures 60-feet when connected sections are included.
A two mile (roundtrip) trail with helpful signage provides visitors with a scenic, albeit moderately difficult, hike, which includes elevation changes and rugged surface conditions. Here’s an example of what to expect –
Despite the need to remain attentive to ever-changing trail conditions, various sights along the way provided interesting distractions. Here are a few:
And a few more…
Finally, Spruce Flats Falls
The sound of distant running water grew more prominent as I increased proximity to Spruce Flats Falls. Turning the last corner along the trail, I was pleased to discover that I was the only person on site! For over an hour, I enjoyed the unobstructed sounds of nature and was able to take several photographs of the area – without people climbing around.
This all changed when, as I prepared to leave, the first of several groups of elementary school students on a field trip appeared. As is the case with many attractions in the Great Smoky Mountains, tourist destinations can become quite busy, so an early arrival time is recommended.
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Sometimes it takes longer than expected to reach your destination, as it’s difficult not to stop to enjoy nature. Such was my experience recently while driving to Cades Cove in Tennessee, pausing to view this random roadside waterfall:
Once in Cades Cove, you’ll drive along an 11-mile road that’s a one-way loop through a valley surrounded by mountains. After crossing Abrams Creek, turn right on the gravel road (see Red Star) leading to the trailhead. Restrooms are available.
To beat the crowds – it’s one of the most popular areas in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park – arrive early. I began my hike at 9:00 a.m. and encountered only three people returning on the trail, with three more taking photographs at Abrams Falls. By the time I left, dozens of people were en route.
Considered moderate in difficulty, hikers can expect to take 3-4 hours on the 5-mile roundtrip hike to Abrams Falls, which traverses pine-oak forest on the ridges and hemlock-rhododendron forest along the river. The sound of running water remains constant along the trail, though elevations vary by several hundred feet.
Named for a Cherokee chief whose village once stood several miles downstream, Abrams Falls are only 20 feet high but account for a substantial volume of water.
Here’s a short video –
Here are some beautiful landscape photographs I took while hiking in Cades Cove, along the trail to Abrams Falls…
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This black and white photograph of an old barn was taken in Cades Cove, located in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee. If you’d like a print for your home or office, there are many different print types to select. Please visit my gallery for more.
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This black and white photograph features an historical log cabin located at Cades Cove, in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park of Tennessee. Visit my galleries at Redbubble and Fine Art America for more…
Enjoy this black and white photograph, featuring a historical wooden cabin at Cades Cove, in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park of Tennessee. Select between a variety of available print types by visiting my gallery at Fine Art America. Thanks for stopping by!
This vintage black and white photograph features an old wooden structure located in Cades Cove, Tennessee, within the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. With well preserved homesteads, scenic mountain views, and abundant display of wildlife, it’s a terrific tourist destination! Please visit my galleries at Fine Art America, Society 6 and Zazzle for more. Thanks for stopping by.
Featuring a tunnel bored through a Tennessee mountainside, this photograph was taken along a drive to Cades Cove in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. If you’re in the neighborhood, I’d certainly recommend visiting this area! If not, you can still enjoy the scenery with a print (framed, canvas, metal, acrylic, art, poster) from my gallery at Pixels. Other items also available. Enjoy!
This photograph highlights a vintage window on an historic architectural building located at Cades Cove, in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park of Tennessee. Blurred glass, creative carpentry and bleached wood all contribute to making this image a wonderful decorative addition to your home. Available in my gallery at Pixels. Enjoy!
This black and white photograph features an old log cabin located at Cades Cove in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park of Tennessee. Available on several items in my gallery at Pixels, including: prints (framed, canvas, acrylic, metal, poster), greeting cards, device cases, throw pillows, duvet covers, tote bags, shower curtains and t-shirts. Enjoy!
A vintage black and white photograph taken of an old wooden homestead building located at Cades Cove in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, in Tennessee. Enjoy this classic architectural capture in a framed print as decoration for your home, or in your office.