Cades Cove Scenic Loop Road
The full Cades Cove loop is 11 miles, but there are turnoffs at two different points if you’d prefer a shorter ride. Along the way, you’ll see numerous historic buildings – the homes, churches, and workplaces of Cades Cove residents during the 19th and early 20th centuries. You’ll also have access to several hiking trailheads.
The loop is closed to automobile traffic on Wednesdays from the first Wednesday of May to the last Wednesday of September each year.
Bike renters will need to sign a short Acknowledgment of Risk form before renting a bike. You can view and sign the waiver by clicking here.
Also please review our Rules of the Road for your safety and the safety of others.