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Mt Le Conte via the 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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Mt Le Conte via the Alum Cave Bluffs Trail
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2 Completed 1 Reviews

I hiked this trail in May 2013. It is a hard hike but there are no words for the view once you're at the top! It's truly a work of God. Just make sure to bring lots of water, a lunch, a jacket for the top, and a camera!

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Volunteer - Day Loop Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Had a wonderful time hiking this trail with my wife. Getting ready for a 3 day hike next week. I went with full 30+ lb pack. Jan 31 2015. 29 degrees starting out to about 40 at the end.
Saw deer and a few people with pets on a leash and 2 jogger. Great scenery of the lake. Will be doing the longer Volunteer trail later this year and spend the night.
Trail was easy to lightly moderate but not handicapped friendly. Well maintained but there is considerable trash along the lake. Someone made a comment about the boaters trashing it up. Actually the boating fishermen and pleasure boaters are pretty good about not leaving trash. It's the stupid redneck locals that come out on Percy Priest and camp on the shore to bank fish that leave most of the stuff. Old coolers and lawn chairs and beer cans that their lazy asses won't take back out with them.

Loved the trail. Well worth the hike. Bring a thermos, sit awhile, enjoy the view!!!

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Rainbow Lake Parking Lot to Edwards Point
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3 Completed 3 Reviews

Fun trail, easy enough that my 6 and 9 year old didn't get discouraged or whiny. We went a little off-trail, taking our own path down towards the water. Ended up on top of a big boulder in the middle of the stream, then came back up. Trip back out gets a little steep, but not enough to kill my knees. Definitely recommended for families who like to get out and hike with their little ones. Also, it's fun to watch people carry their pups across the swinging bridge because they can't coax them across.

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Glen Falls
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3 Completed 3 Reviews

My family and I love this trail!!! It's a quick out and back if you rush, but it's more enjoyable to take your time. Pack a small snack, and if the water is low(er) you can step out on one of the bigger flat top boulders, sit in the sun, and have a nice little picnic. Can sometimes be crowded, but that's what you deal with for being so close to civilization. The pull-off is a little tricky, I almost always miss it even tho we have been there 6+ times. Highly recommended.

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Gatlinburg Trail and Fighting Creek Nature Trail
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5 Completed 5 Reviews

If you start on the end closest to Gatlinburg, the first mile or so is the most interesting. The rest of the trail tracked too close to civilization for my liking, running along a Park Service maintenance facility and even sharing a service road for a bit. That said, it is an easy, pleasant walk, and there are some great photo opportunities along the Little River.

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Laurel Falls Trail
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5 Completed 5 Reviews

Yes, it is busy, but I liked the convenience factor: the trail is close to town and not a long hike if you are short on time. It is also a good workout if you maintain a strenuous pace. The trail achieves its 300-foot rise to the falls in about a mile. If my math is correct, that works out to roughly a 5-6% grade in a setting that is much more interesting than a home treadmill. The outward views might not be as spectacular as with some mountain trails. Still, there was plenty of interesting plant life and rock formations along the way, and the falls are worth seeing.

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Birchfield camp lake
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2 Completed 1 Reviews

Great hike. Long sustained climb once you turn onto birchfield creek. It kept my heart rate elevated! 5 stars because of the solitude and the pond at the top. Trail on birchfield camp is washed out in a lot of places, but it made it a really interesting scramble. Just keep following the creek up. I would recommend waterproof shoes and maybe trekking poles depending on the time of year. There were a lot of creek crossing. There was also snow and below freezing temperatures the day I completed this hike. It took about 3 hours including a detour when I followed lower higgins creek up to some of the upper waterfalls. There really aren't any long range views if you follow this trail and turn around at the pond.

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Wolf Ridge Trail
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3 Completed 1 Reviews

Just a heads up for anyone reading the reviews to hike Wolf Ridge. Don't go on these directions or Lucas's review. He wasn't on Wolf Trail. Totally wrong. Directions is to Rock Creek Trail. Don't want you to get mixed up. Happy Hiking

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Glen Falls
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10 Completed 4 Reviews

an in and out hike with so many other great hikes nearby this is an easy recommendation! try to fit this one in with a few others to boost the intensity and experience! also the trail head starts along a pull off of the ochs hwy. just (uphill) of sanders rd. altogether very nice! sunset rock may be and excellent pairing if you dont have much time but want to see a few things in one trip.

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Savage Day Loop
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2 Completed 1 Reviews

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