Description

Located approximately 27 miles outside of Gatlinburg, near the town of Townsend, TN, beautiful Cades Cove in the Great Smoky Mountains offers a variety of hiking trails and wildlife viewing opportunities. You can take Fido along for a scenic drive on Cades Cove Loop Road, an 11 mile stretch of roadway through the Smoky Mountain valley. Due to its location, you'll almost certainly see deer in Cades Cove. If you're lucky, you might even spot a bear, fox, or wild turkey. Dogs must remain in vehicles.

Reviews

BringFido Traveler Rating

Cades Cove Loop Road has received a rating of 3.7 out of 5 bones by 6 dog owners on BringFido.

  • Lucy May. 24, 2017
    Dogs and Bears Lucy May. 24, 2017
    Dogs and Bears

    The Park tells dog owners NOT to bring animals to historic buildings or on trails, for the safety of people and dogs. Because of the numerous bears, a dog's safety is in jeopardy when taken into the woods, on trails, or in buildings. The bears have a sense of smell 100x more powerful than a human's therefore becoming an attraction for the bears to the pets. Not a pretty scenerio. Pets can walk on the Loop Road, on leash, at Orientation Shelter area, Visitor Center, along Abrams Trail road and parking area and to creek for a drink of water. Due to warm weather, the suggestion is to leave pets at home. Do not leave a dog in a car during warm days.

  • Melissa Apr. 20, 2017
    Cades Cove Melissa Apr. 20, 2017
    Cades Cove

    Although we love Cades Cove so much, we were very dissapointed to drive there with a 2-yr old and 9-yr old, and a 9 lb dachshund just be told we cant take the dog out of the car. We have seen many people there before over the last ten yrs with dogs, so we just assumed we could bring our pet. Its an awesome place, but not for our fur babies. Thats what I get for assuming!

  • Camille Mar. 08, 2017
    Not for an explorative pup Camille Mar. 08, 2017
    Not for an explorative pup

    This is not what I would call a dog friendly activity. According to the park ranger the dogs are allowed on the loop, but only in the car and in the parking lots. That means that if you stop to get out and explore your pup has to stay in the car. The views are beautiful making it hard to resist letting the dog run around in the fields. If you don't plan to get out of the car bring your dog. Otherwise it is not worth it.

  • Christine More than one year ago.
    Paradise Christine More than one year ago.
    Paradise

    Love that place, really, me and my husband go there every year for holidays with our dog Chakkie, that is like paradise for dogs Christine

  • Rob More than one year ago.
    Cades Cove Rob More than one year ago.
    Cades Cove

    I would love it if they had even a couple of trails that you could take your dog on a leash. We have a Yorkie that is bonded to us like a human child and we can not leave him in a kennel. We love coming to Cades Cove and hick some trails. Just wish we could hick some.

  • Donna More than one year ago.
    Cades Cove Loop Road Donna More than one year ago.
    Cades Cove Loop Road

    Cades Cove is my idea of heaven on earth. I have been there many times, as I love to take pictures and paint them later. The area looks different every time I see it, sunup or sundown. Absolutely beautiful; very relaxing day.

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Lucy Submitted May 24, 2017
Lucy Submitted May 24, 2017

Loop Road Cades Cove

This photo was taken at Cades Cove Loop Road in Townsend, TN, US. Often so many people drive to the Cove, slow speeds and brake lights become the norm.

Lucy Submitted May 24, 2017
Lucy Submitted May 24, 2017

Loop Road Cades Cove

This photo was taken at Cades Cove Loop Road in Townsend, TN, US. Often so many people drive to the Cove, slow speeds and brake lights become the norm.