14 miles…hiking…not driving…not biking (although we tried). I time-lapsed this very peaceful hike (all 14 miles in 12 minutes). Every time I’ve ever been on the Cades Cove Loop (in the Great Smoky Mountains) it has been a bumper to bumper traffic jam. They close it to auto traffic on Wednesdays during some parts of the year. You can bike it or hike it. The bikes were all rented out when we got there so…we hiked it!