It is hard to capture the size and scope of Cades Cove a valley and road in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Tennessee. The scenic road goes about 11 miles through valley farms, log barns and churches. It was originally populated by settlers in about 1818 with the valley being surrounded by protective mountains. Cherokees used to hunt here but never settled here. The loop road is a great place to see herds of deer, black bear and coyotes roaming wild.