Cades Cove Professional Review and Guide
"Hundreds of thousands of tourists come to the Great Smokey Mountains National Park each year, and almost every one of them takes the 11-mile paved Cades Cove Loop Road, either motor or non-motorized vehicles. Sixteen (16!) different bodies of water cross under your fat tires: Feezell, Tater, and Cooper Branches, just to name a few.
With all the water and wide open pasture, you're likely to see deer by the herds and turkeys by the flocks. The black bears love it in Cades Cove as well, so don't be surprised to catch to see one passing by. Despite this ride's paved surface, a trip to the Great smoky Mountains is not complete without making this loop; park officials recognize this by restricting trail use at certain times to bikes only - dawns on Wednesdays and Saturday, plus specially arranged full-moon rides."