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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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Rock Creek Falls Trail
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4 Completed 3 Reviews

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Cummins Falls
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25 Completed 8 Reviews

I would say it is a moderate hike. Alltrails rates it as easy and maybe if I was in better shape it would be. Plan on getting your shoes wet and it would be better to have something besides flip flops.There was places that were slick and the trail isn't real wide so that was kinda scary to me, since I am afraid of heights. We went on a Monday which I think was better than a weekend if you like less people. Keep you eyes on the trail... there is many rocks and roots sticking up which I found out painfully last year which caused me a trip to ER and surgery on knee with four months of recovery. I think walking sticks are nice to have also. When you get to the water there is a lot of wading and crossing over rocks to get to the falls but it is so worth it.. It's a nice swimming hole and places to jump off cliffs and falls very beautiful falls. I am so glad I actually made it to the bottom this time:)

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Laurel-Snow Trail
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12 Completed 3 Reviews

Awesome trail! Map won't bring you to the right place, you have to look at the mapped comments or look it up on google. Got lost off the trail so pay attention but the falls were amazing, it should be rated as black diamond I think because the rocks were hard to climb so expect it to be hard.

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Rock Island State Park Campground
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25 Completed 8 Reviews

It was great we hiked a few trails...old mill trail which was worth the trip down to the rocks although seemed pretty dangerous with all the slick rocks. Very beautiful. Also hiked blue hole and the downstream of twin falls. Be prepared to walk on and around rocks use hiking shoes and good tennis shoes (no flip flops) on these trails, bring water to drink because it will make you sweat hiking down those rocks and many steep steps to climb!

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Meigs Mountain Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Whoo, what a hot day. Prepare for a workout. Seems as if you hike uphill both ways! After climbing up the mountain, you come to a ridge, where you can see out to other mountains through the trees. In another mile or so is a waterfall. In June there were many wildflowers, now the forest is FILLED with mushrooms of all varieties, very cool. Plenty of river crossings, so be careful in flood conditions. Found lots of evidence of bears in the area, but didn't actually see one. The beginning of this trail is at 'The Sinks,' a popular swimming hole near Cades Cove, nice to cool off in afterwards. Overall, not much scenery on the trail as far as views of other mountains, but still a fun time.

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Grotto Falls Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

It was a great hike! All three of my children enjoyed it. I was worried my youngest wouldn't be able to handle it since she's only 4 but she had a great time too. It was a great first hike for my children.

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Lost Creek Falls
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30 Completed 14 Reviews

Awesome cave exploring

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Grotto Falls Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Great little hike, good for beginner to intermediates... You'll cross 3-4 creeks on your way to the falls.

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Black Mountain
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22 Completed 11 Reviews

Gorgeous, breath-taking views just outside of Crossville. Not a hard hike, great spot at the overlook to pack a picnic lunch and eat it while enjoying those views!

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Byrd Lake, Cumberland Plateau, and Byrd Creek Trails
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22 Completed 11 Reviews

A great little walk through nature in Crossville, TN. Never too crowded.

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