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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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Chimney Tops Trail
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13 Completed 0 Reviews

Tough but the views make it worth it.

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Cable Trail
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2 Completed 1 Reviews

'Only recommended for very experienced outdoorsmen' may be a bit of an exaggeration. No, the trail is not for everyone, but if you are in decent health and wearing adequate footwear it's not an issue. My two 20 pound dogs did it no problem, may be a little scary trying to bring children. Though, I did see some swimming in the swimming hole at the bottom. It looks scarier than it is. The first part of the trail runs through the woods, near the road. Once you come to the cable, there's a very steep drop, and you will have to navigate down the rocky wall. Not so much an issue with the cable to hold onto. If you make it down, the view at the end is extraordinary. Two different falls, one from the river, one from the creek, into a beautiful pool of water. Oddly, the water temperature fluctuates from warm to freezing. Since the trail is intimidating, it's not a very crowded swimming spot. The hike up is easier than the hike down. Very rewarding!

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Twin Arches Trail
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22 Completed 2 Reviews

This is a beautiful, relatively easy trail. My three year old had no troubles with this hike. Lots of wildlife, beautiful limestone caverns, and some wicked awesome stairs. I can't wait to get back and take this hike again!

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Greeter Falls Loop / Greeter Trail
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1 Completed 0 Reviews

My nephew and I hiked both falls and went swimming in between. Breathtaking views and pretty easy hike. Lots of rocks and roots but well worth it!

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Greeter Falls Loop / Greeter Trail
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1 Completed 0 Reviews

My nephew and I hiked both falls and went swimming in between. Breathtaking views and pretty easy hike. Lots of rocks and roots but well worth it!

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Grotto Falls Trail
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5 Completed 3 Reviews

The hike is amazing! Be sure to keep an eye out for newts! Be sure to get there early because the falls get busy fast!

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Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail - Great Smoky Mountain
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5 Completed 3 Reviews

It's such a wonderful drive! All of the brooks and waterfalls just off the road are well worth stopping to enjoy!

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Rainbow Falls Trail
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5 Completed 3 Reviews

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Panther Creek State Park
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Great!!!!!

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Piney Falls State Natural Area
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15 Completed 1 Reviews

Easy hike in, and love any waterfall that you can walk back behind it

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