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Wandering Wednesday-Cades Cove

Wednesday, August 21, 2019, 6:00 AM
Cades Cove, Great Smoky National Park Cades Cove Loop
Townsend, TN  37882
Weekly Ride
Registration is not Required

Primary ride leader: Mark Davidson, (859)749-2034


Distance: 11 mile Cades Cove Loop - and repeat...

Pace: All Comers Ride

Terrain: 3 - Moderate Rollers, 5 - Hilly Entirely on trail - no map or cue sheet required
The ride will have regrouping
Rain cancels. Check Forums and Facebook for notification.
Restroom facilities are available at the starting location
There will not be a store stop


Overall Difficulty:




The 11-mile, one-way loop around Cades Cove in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Loop opens at sunrise on Wednesday mornings and is closed to motor vehicles until 10 a.m. Stay in nearby Townsend, drive up to Cades Cove and be ready to ride at dawn when the gates open and you may be rewarded with black bear sightings as well as other wildlife. Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge nearby as well as all the other attractions in GSMNP.   

There are a few hotels in Townsend to choose from along with cabins, KOA campground, Cades Cove campground, etc, etc.