Indian Grave Gap Trail

Indian Grave Gap Trail connects Rich Mountain Road with Scott Mountain Trail

To hike the Indian Grave Gap Trail, take the Cades Cove Loop to Rich Mountain Road. Turn right and take Rich Mountain Road to the trailhead. Hike across the face of Rich Mountain as far as you care to go. It is about three and a half miles to the end of the trail when it runs into the Scott Mountain hiking trail.  The last part of this Cades Cove hiking trail is significant as part of the Rich Mountain Loop Trail.

Indian Grave Gap Trail

Indian Grave Gap Trail. Image by Jeaneane Payne

This is a 3.7 mile hike from Rich Mountain Road.

One of the highlights of this trail is the flame azalea which blooms during warmer months.  The flame azalea is quite abundant in Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Please note that Rich Mountain Road is closed during the winter.

Other trails in Cades Cove:
Gregory Bald Trail
• Hannah Mountain Trail
Bote Mountain Trail
Beard Cane Trail
Cooper Road Trail
Hatcher Mountain Trail
Ace Gap Trail
• Abrams Falls Trail

• Trail at Rich Mountain Road

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