& the best time to see bears

Cades Cove is a must see in the Smoky Mountains

Before visiting, there are a few tips you should know...


You have a better chance of seeing bears in the mornings or evenings 

Watch for bears


The picnic areas have a creek and shaded tables

Don't forget a picnic 


The Loop closes at sundown, but camping is available with reservations 

Make reservations 


When traffic is busy, take one of the two shortcuts to avoid hours in traffic 

Consider the shortcuts

The hike isn't for everyone, but the views won't disappoint 

Visit Abrams Falls


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