Russell Field, Spence Field, and Rocky Top Loop Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"This hike features a loop through Russell and Spence Fields to the bald summit of Rocky Top. Although it uses just 5 miles of the A.T., it is a spectacular overnight hike. The hike begins at Cades Cove on the Tennessee side of the Smoky Mountains. You can pick up a map of the area at the ranger station.
The loop follows the Anthony Creek Trail to the Russell Field Trail. At Russell Field, you pick up the A.T. to Spence Field and Rocky Top. Return by way of the A.T. to Spence Field, where you will pick up the Bote Mountain Trail, then follow it back to the Anthony Creek Trail."