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Go early in the day for the best wildlife sightings. There are great areas on the cades cove loop to get out and explore. Remember to carry out any food or trash with you to help us protect out black bear population.
The Cades Cove Loop winds for 11 miles through the Park, a picturesque drive with a backdrop of the mountain peaks and its lush, rolling greens. You can enjoy the largest variety of historic buildings built by Europeans from 1800s. When traveling the scenic loop road, plan to get out and visit the…
Wildlife viewing area. A one way that circles around the base of the mountains in a valley. Get there early to beat the crowds and better chance for wildlife! Closed to autos on Wednesday and Saturdays till 10 AM for pedestrian and bikes (bike rental on site)
A MUST SEE! You don't even have to get out of your car. Those more adventurous will want to cycle or run the 10.6 mile loop on Wednesday and Saturday morning in the summer when it's closed to cars.