The Rich Mountain Loop Trail starts near the beginning of the Cades Cove Loop Road. We decided to hike the loop counter-clockwise, so started along the Crooked Arm Ridge Trail.
A view of Cades Cove from the trail.

Then we took the Indian Grave Trail to the actual Rich Mountain Trail.

We got another quick view of the Oliver Cabin.
And made it back to the car. It was a beautiful day!