Cades Cove – Great Smoky Mountains National Park – Townsend, Tennessee Distance: 11 miles total Type: Biking or driving loop (a few people walk it) with short side trails Difficulty: X of 10 – we drove it, so can’t rank difficulty. Total score: 10 of 10
Website – Cades Cove Loop- Great Smoky Mountains- NPS Open – Sunrise to Sunset. On Wednesdays and Saturdays, closed to car traffic until 10 AM (best time to bike it)
Bike Rentals – Available at Cades Cove Campground Store
Terrain – Gorgeous woods and meadows with mountain views
Clingman’s Dome – Great Smoky Mountains National Park – Tennessee Distance: 1 mile round trip Type: Out and back. Difficulty: 7 of 10 – its cold, windy, and you’re a mile up. Even in August!2 Total score: 10 of 10
Website – Clingman’s Dome- Great Smoky Mountains- NPS Open – Sunrise to Sunset.
Terrain – Mountain climb to the highest point in Tennessee!
Trailheads – 35°33’25.04″N, 83°29’46.32″W