Cades Cove is a short drive into Smoky Mountains National Park. It is the most popular destination in the park. Settled first by the Cherokee, as early as 1740 traders from Europe were using the trails thought the cove. The Cades Cove Historical District is on the National Register of Historic Places. The original settlements have been preserved for your enjoyment.
A great way to experience the beauty of Cades Cove is to rent a bicycle and spend the day seeing the old settlement via the 11 mile loop. Bikes are ideal on Saturdays and Wednesdays when the main loop is closed to motorized traffic.
Cades Cove Topographical Map