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Pine Mountain and Abrams Falls Professional Review and Guide
"The pine-oak woods in the western end of the park receive little visitation compared with the park’s other regions. You’ll have most of this hike to yourself, but expect lots of company at Abrams Falls. From the parking area, walk back up the road and turn left onto Rabbit Creek Trail, located just beyond the ranger station. The trail leads a short distance to Abrams Creek and follows it downstream through lush spring wildflowers to a foot log below a ford. From the foot log, you have a fine view of Abrams Creek. Study the creek carefully here. If you’d feel uncomfortable wading this ford (which you might have to do anyway if heavy flooding has washed away the foot log), you need to reconsider making this hike, since the crossing later on has no foot log. While that crossing is much farther upstream—with a lower water flow—the ford here still provides a good indication of what you can expect."
--Kevin Adams, Hiking Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Falcon Guides).
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