Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Cooper Road Trail

This little used 10.5 mile trail begins four miles from the loop entrance. It was once used for easy access to Cades Cove. It is a level, easy path. The trail ends at the Park boundary, but many hikers turn around earlier.

Contact Information:

The Great Smoky Mountains, 107 Park Headquarters Road , Gatlinburg, TN, 37738, Phone: 423-436-1200

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, 107 Park Headquarters Road , Gatlinburg, TN, 37738, Phone: 423-436-1200

Directions

Directions from Townsend: Travel east on Hwy. 321 and turn south on Hwy. 73. Proceed approximately 0.5 miles and turn right onto Laurel Creek Road. Travel west around Cades Cove Loop Road. The trailhead is approximately 4.5 miles from the beginning of the loop.