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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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It was gorgeous! There are a few uphill parts I struggled with, do to my seriously intense asthma, but I made it. I had to take a break here or there, but once I got to the falls, it was quite worth it. The water was perfect for swimming. I would definitely recommend this trail to anyone and everyone.

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Margarette Falls Trail
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22 Completed 9 Reviews

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Laurel_Falls
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

I went here and fell in the water fall, got eaten by a bear WHILE drowning and now I'm dead. 5/5 nic dylan laci kelsi and mark should go here for sure

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Ramsey Cascades Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Great hike! Climbs 2000 ft in 4 miles. Beautiful falls!

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Chimney Tops Trail
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2 Completed 1 Reviews

Great trail. Amazing views and gets your heart pumping.

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Ramsey Cascades Trail
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19 Completed 6 Reviews

This trail starts of with a small incline on a gravel path and narrows as the further you get into it. The last mile or so is all uphill with lots of rock stairways. Bring lots of water, and bug spray. The falls at the end is gorgeous, and completely worth the effort to see it at the end of the trail. You will go over a few bridges, and cross the river a few times on stepping stones. This is probably my new favorite trail.

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Cucumber Gap Loop
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12 Completed 5 Reviews

A very easy trail. Nice walk in the park. Lots of wildlife.

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Little River
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12 Completed 5 Reviews

Did this trail the day after Memorial Day. Very nice trail. Several trails lead off the trail. Beautiful walk in the forest along the stream most all of the way. Has some neat bridges and lots of wildlife. Was supposed to be an active bear on campsite #24 but we did not see it. But we did see a rattlesnake, a deer, and lots of chipmunks. Made for a great day. Rated as moderate and I would say that to be correct.

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Rainbow Falls Trail
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12 Completed 5 Reviews

Completed this trail Sunday the day before Memorial Day with my lovely wife. Very very challenging trail but to see the falls at the top made it worth it all. My GPS showed it to be farther than the 4.0 miles listed. Being Memorial Day weekend several on the trail by lunch or after. We got there early and beat most of the crowd. Met most of them on our way down. Going straight up for the whole way with all of the rocks was a very rough trail, especially for someone in their mid sixties. Would love to do it again without all of the leaves on the trees.

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Bearwaller Gap Hiking Trail
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13 Completed 1 Reviews

Like others have said, heed the difficulty rating... it's pretty strenuous at times. Steep up and down hiking half of the time. The trail was pretty easy to follow, with blue markings on the trees to keep you on point. Definitely take a hiking cane or find a sturdy walking stick. And I would recommend pants, as there are ticks, poison ivy and what looked like some poison oak. Bug spray is a good idea, too. The bare limestone spots throughout the trail get slippery so watch out. All this being said, if you want to be challenged and get sweaty, GO! My friend and I had a blast, and the swim we went for beforehand was the perfect start to the day!

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