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Alum Cave Bluffs Trail

Gatlinburg, TN

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Mt Le Conte via the Alum Cave Bluffs Trail is a 11 mile out and back trail located near Gatlinburg, Tennessee that features a river, concave cliff. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round.

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Alum Cave Bluffs Trail
by Randy Ferree

4 Completed 2 Reviews

We hiked this on Sept 4 and it was an amazing trip. It was pretty easy until the turn at Alum Cave. It gets strenuous from there but it is a very well maintained trail. We made it to the top and had lunch on the cliff tops. Make sure you take the time to go to cliff tops, high tops and stack a rock!, and myrtle point! One thing to note is they have water at the top so you can refill all your water. Don't need to carry enough for the in and out. Would hike it again!

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Rogers Walk at Ellington Agricultural Center
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4 Completed 2 Reviews

Overall very nice, quiet, pretty. Trail gets lost here and there and we ended up rolling under a fence and walking outside of the Center to get back as we were stuck between 2 locked fences. We started at the Iris Garden so the majority of the incline was done all at the beginning. We were under a time constraint so couldn't stop to look at all the history so we'll have to come back!

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Shelby Bottoms Nature Park - East Loop Trail
by Tim McNary

1 Completed 0 Reviews

love it

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House Mountain
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7 Completed 0 Reviews

Quick ascent! Beautiful views!

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Alum Cave Bluffs Trail
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2 Completed 2 Reviews

Loved this trail! Fall is prime time to go! It's a very busy trail so I'd keep a leash on the pup if you bring one! Bring lots of water per usual for a long hoke like this one!

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Virgin Falls Trail
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2 Completed 2 Reviews

Great hike! We walked about thirteen miles round trip which took about 7 hours! The first waterfall had no water a lot of it was dried up from the long hot summer! The second two were beautiful! Don't plan on doing any swimming though! The tail back is a bit rough I suggest lots of water and hiking experience!!

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Cades Cove
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8 Completed 9 Reviews

We drove this and it was bumper to bumper the whole way. We saw several bears but everyone stopped and rushed to see them so they didn't stick around. Go early to avoid the crowd and you'll see more bears, deer and turkey.

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Clingmans Dome Observation Tower Trail
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8 Completed 9 Reviews

We went up at sunset and it would be in my top five. Sky was clear so we could see everything. Plenty people trying to get up to the observation but not too many up top. Short paved trail but steep.

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Grotto Falls Trail
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8 Completed 9 Reviews

Great hike. The falls are beautiful and you can walk behind them. The rocks near the falls are extremely slippery. Great pics.

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Laurel Falls Trail
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8 Completed 9 Reviews

This is an easy paved trail. The falls are pretty but the traffic on the trail is terrible.

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