Cooper Road Trail

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee

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Cooper Road Trail is a hiking and horse trail in Blount County, Tennessee. It is within Great Smoky Mountains National Park. It is 10.4 miles long and begins at 1,817 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 20.9 miles with a total elevation gain of 4,225 feet. Near the trailhead there are parking and restrooms. The Stony Ridge can be seen along the trail.
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Cooper Road Trail is a hiking and horse trail in Blount County, Tennessee. It is within Great Smoky Mountains National Park. It is 10.4 miles long and begins at 1,817 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 20.9 miles with a total elevation gain of 4,225 feet. Near the trailhead there are parking and restrooms. The Stony Ridge can be seen along the trail. This trail connects with the following: Beard Cane Trail, Cane Creek Trail, Little Bottoms Trail, Gold Mine Trail, Buchanan Cemetery Access, Hatcher Mountain Trail and Wet Bottom Trail.
Activity Type: Hiking, Horseback Riding
Nearby City: Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Distance: 10.4
Elevation Gain: 4,225 feet
Trailhead Elevation: 1,817 feet
Top Elevation: 2,226 feet
Driving Directions: Directions to Cooper Road Trail
Parks: Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Elevation Min/Max: 1112/2226 ft
Elevation Start/End: 1817/1817 ft

Cooper Road Trail Professional Review and Guide

"Although this hike begins from the most popular location in the park—Cades Cove—you’ll have most of the trip to yourself. The extreme western end of the park sees far fewer hikers than other areas, but the rewards are just as good.

There really isn’t a preferred time of year to make this hike, but late May to early June is a good time. It’s warm enough to make the creek wades bearable and the forest is ablaze in mountain laurel blooms. Winter has a special charm, but Abrams Creek can be impassable then."

Recent Trail Reviews

10/26/2005
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Started this loop hike on from Rabbit Creek. Stayed at backcountry sites #15 and then #11, off Beard Cane Trail. Overall, a pretty hike, but nothing spectactular about it. No great views of the mountains, although a number of views were just behind the trees for the better part of the walk. Easy traveling, but I've never dodged so much horse manure on this multi-use trail in my life. Add an open view and lower the amount of horses and this trail would be a 5 star easily.



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