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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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Burgess Falls Trail
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Breathtaking! Easy hike to the overlook. Descend to the top of the falls and then down a set of metal steps to the midway point. Slightly rugged climb to the base of the falls. I don't believe I have seen a more beautiful waterfall. Perfect outing.

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Honey Creek Loop
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My new favorite loop trail. The creek itself is the trail for quiet a way, so plan around weather. A friend and I both packed 20ish lbs of gear in and camped along the way (we are not the assholes that left trash EVERYWHERE under some cliffs) and made it fairly easy. There are a few tight spots and the creek bed is very slick so be careful... This trail sucks to navigate with a headlamp, Dont get caught in the dark

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Volunteer - Day Loop Trail
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2 Completed 1 Reviews

Beautiful trail, hiking through a canopy of trees. Very leisurely trail, pretty much flat the whole time with a few gradual inclines.

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Mt Le Conte via the Alum Cave Bluffs Trail
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After making some last minute changes to our hiking weekend in North Carolina we decided to stay local yesterday and hike to the summit of Mt Leconte via the Alum Cave Trail. We've been putting this off this year and glad we finally decided to fit it into a day hike. All in all we did 15 miles after exploring Myrtle's Point and the Cliff Tops (summit). We've hiked all the other access trails this year that lead to Mt Leconte, but this one really stands out. Arch rock and Alum Cave/Bluff are really amazing wonders in the GSMNP. We visited the lodge and read some of the history in the office and enjoyed a lunch before hiking to the summit of 6593. We all added our own rocks to the Hiker's Cairn at the summit and enjoyed a final hike out to Myrtle's Point to finish before heading home. Taking our time and spending way too much time taking pictures, we took 4 hours hiking in and 3 hours hiking out. We started at 7am and returned to the car at 6pm. A very long day, but well worth the effort. If you decide to make this hike, manage your time well and you will have plenty of time to enjoy everything at the summit. Bring plenty of water, snacks and lunch and get your T-Shirt at the lodge! Truly an amazing hike with our friends! We loved every minute of it.

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Raccoon Mountain
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2 Completed 1 Reviews

I followed the directions and it took me 2hours out of my way and we never found the trail. What a waste of a day.

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Cummins Falls
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4 Completed 2 Reviews

Awesome hike with great scenery. You really got to wear proper footwear because the terrain gets rough in areas. The only complaint I have is that we did this a second hike of the day after Burgess falls, when we reached the falls it was so overcrowded with people that it really took away from the beauty of the place. The next time we go it will be in the fall so we can avoid the swim crowds.

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Chimney Tops Trail
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4 Completed 2 Reviews

awesome! only word to describe this hike! go early in the morning. it is a pretty steep hike so be prepared.

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Montgomery Bell State Park Campground
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4 Completed 5 Reviews

This is a great trail. Really smooth. Great directions through out the trail. The trail has a great flow to it. Good luck on Tommy's Revenge. Nice challenge Use Maprika app if you need it to guide ya better.

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Montgomery Bell State Park Campground
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4 Completed 5 Reviews

This is a great trail. Really smooth. Nice flow. Great directions thru out the trails. Tommy's Revenge is a nice challenge. The people there do an awesome job maintaining the trails.

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