Smoky Mountain Mall

Rich Mountain Trail in the Smoky Mountains

Rich Mountain Trail is near Cades Cove in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The trail is 2.3 miles in length and is used as a horse and hiking trail.


Rich Mountain Trail in the Smoky Mountains

Photo Courtesy of Bill Priest, Photographer

This view of Cades Cove was taken from Rich Mountain. If you enjoy hiking and also discovering interesting and different things, this trail is one you'll want to hike. You'll see large locust trees. Their bark is yellow. Then you'll come across Devil's Walking Stick. This tree has the largest leaves in North America but be careful it has thorns.

About a mile along your hike, you'll come across the large sassafras tree - another unusual tree. Stop for awhile and notice the tree's leaves. It has 3 distinct shapes -- all on the same tree.

Keep traveling and you'll reach Hesse Creek which is about 1 3/4 miles along the trail. You may find it difficult to get a view of this creek but take the time to try. It has a small cascade of about 10 feet and is quite lovely.

Photo Courtesy of Bill Priest, Photographer

You can almost imagine you're standing on Rich Mountain looking down at the picturesque Cades Cove Methodist Church. The Rich Mountain Trail gives you a little of everything -- breathtaking views, interesting and unusual trees, cascades, and solitude.

To Get There: Take the Cades Cove Loop Road to Rich Mountain Road to the park boundary.

Home | About Us | Area Sports | Attractions | Bed and Breakfasts | Cabins and Chalets
Calendar of Events | Camping | Chapels and Weddings | Cosby | Fishing License | Gatlinburg | Golf and Accessories
Great Smoky Mountains National Park | Hotels and Motels | Marriage License | Pigeon Forge | Real Estate
| Sevierville | Shopping | Site Map | Townsend | Wears Valley



We appreciate your visit and would love to hear from you about your
Smoky Mountain vacation experience with cabin rentals, hotels, attractions,
real estate or your wedding. Enjoy your Gatlinburg Cabin or Pigeon Forge Cabin in the Smokies

Smoky Mountain Mall
212 S. Peters Road, Suite 102
Knoxville, TN 37923
Telephone: 865.246.8904 (Advertising only)
Fax: 865.539.0830

© 1996-2011 Gatlinburg TN
Smoky Mountain Mall™ is a Vacation Sites LLC Co.
All Rights Reserved - Smoky Mountain Mall
We specialize in Gatlinburg cabin rentals & Pigeon Forge cabin rentals in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee & North Carolina

Privacy Policy



Custom Search

Tennessee Pigeon Forge Cabins