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Alum Cave Bluffs Trail

Gatlinburg, TN

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Alum Cave Bluffs Trail is a 10.3 mile out and back trail located near Gatlinburg, TN that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking and is accessible from November until November.

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Maddron Bald trail to Albright Grove Loop
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

This was AWESOME in the winter snow! So beautiful! Would definitely recommend. Not a difficult trail but it is mainly uphill. To Albright is 1.2 miles but it feels much longer and supposedly 1.7 miles from the cross path to the bridge. The gps I used on this app showed I was at the bridge when in fact I had about a half mile to go. Also to get to the hike in the first place you take Baxter Rd off 321. For some reason this app takes you to another road in Cosby when using google maps. All and all a great experience just start early enough so you didn't walk back in the dark like we did.

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Maddron Bald trail to Albright Grove Loop
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86 Completed 35 Reviews

The trail from the trailhead in Cosby to the bridge is a pretty easy, gradual ascension. The trail is pretty wide and flat. It narrowed just a bit and became a little rockier in the path the closer to the top. I didn't go any farther than the bridge, so I don't know what the remainder of the trail is like.

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Mount Cammerer via Low Gap
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17 Completed 1 Reviews

One of the best views in the Smokies. A must if you only have a day or two in the park. The hike is strenuous, especially the last mile approach to the AT. 12 miles round trip if starting from the hikers parking area. We completed the trek in 5:15, including 30 minutes at the top for pictures and lunch.

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Gables Mountain Trail to Henwallow Falls
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Fun hike. Good length to either meander along or could be a quick day hike. Hiked it in January and it is pretty in the snow

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Mount Cammerer via Low Gap
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7 Completed 3 Reviews

Difficult hike, but worth it. Make sure you start early.

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Baxter Creek Trail
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2 Completed 2 Reviews

Fantastic day hike (or overnight as camping is available on Mt Sterling) to celebrate the new year. It is actually an in/out of 12.4 miles. 4000 feet of elevation gain on he way up. All up hill... Then all down. Difficult and not for a beginner hiker, but spectacular views for all... Especially from the fire tower on a clear day (today). Lots of rocks and roots in portions of the trail and it needs some trail maintenance, but if you are a sucker for a long hike, as we are, you can't go wrong!

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Mount Cammerer via Low Gap
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2 Completed 2 Reviews

The trail is a great cardiovascular and calf workout. Very well maintained, mixed forest, some old growth and "healthy" hemlocks. Mossy, well groomed trail. The full hike from Cosby Campground parking in/out 10 miles + .6 in/out to Mt. Camerer Firetower. 11.2 total miles. I'll absolutely be doing it again.

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Mt Cammerer via Chestnut Branch Trail
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5 Completed 5 Reviews

About 12 miles out and back with all trails combined (Low Gap Trail to - AT - Mt. Cammerer trail). ~3,000 elevation change, took me 4 hours to summit and come back that includes about a 20-30 minute break at the fire tower. The first 2.9 miles are pretty steep and rough to get up. Then once you hit the AT there is a bit more climbing but much more relaxed as you are basically hiking the ridge. The last 2 miles are pleasant on top of the ridge with nice balds every once in awhile and rhododendron. The view is amazing, best I've seen in the Smokies so far. A treat of a hike, and leaves you feeling nice and worked out! #solohikes

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Cabin Flats via Bradley Fork
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4 Completed 4 Reviews

One of the top camp sites in the back country...stay right next to the river!

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Madron Bald/Albright Grove Loop
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4 Completed 4 Reviews