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.
Cooper Road Trail Professional Reviews and Guides
"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."
--Kevin Adams, Hiking Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Falcon Guides).
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