Cade's cove is nice. I go every time I'm up there. It never gets old. One year we went half way around the loop to the ranger station, but rather than finishing the loop, took a right on parsons branch road. It's literally a one lane dirt road through the mountain. It'll come out just east of Townsend. We then went to deals gap, Fontana dam, and on to Cherokee and then came back across the Cumberland gap. One of the best days I've ever had up there and didn't cost us anything but gas.