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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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Mt Cammerer via Groundhog Ridge Manway
by Taline Link

4 Completed 1 Reviews

Steep, but amazing! I hike, but not fully experienced. It was beautiful and worth it in the end.

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Baxter Creek Trail
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33 Completed 1 Reviews

We completed a 3 day hike going up Big Creek to camp site 37, then the Swallow Fork trail to camp site 38 at Mt Steerling, and back down Baxter Creek trail. It's a beautiful area of the park and the trails and camp sites are well maintained. The trail is strenuous.

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Mount Cammerer via Low Gap
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19 Completed 13 Reviews

Absolutely Fantastic trail! One of the best views in the Smokies. Trail is extremely rocky and a bit steep for the first half. Going down for us was almost just as difficult because of the rockiness. Had a kid playing the fiddle up there when we got to the tower which was a real treat. Had to wait a few minutes for the clouds to drift through, but when it did it was such an amazing view.

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Sutton Ridge Overlook
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Great trail. It is fairly level with 2 foot bridge crossing and a few rock crossings. Our 2.5 yr old walked about 3/4th of a mile before being relegated to the backpack carrier. The spur to the overlook IS very steep but completely worth the climb. We packed snack foods and the overlook, complete with bench, was a great place to enjoy the view and re-energize.

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Snake Den Ridge/AT/Low Gap
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14 Completed 5 Reviews

Great hike, but difficult on the Snake Den Ridge portion. Take some pictures of the small waterfalls along the way. Not many views on the AT ridge.

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Cosby Campground
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13 Completed 3 Reviews

This is our go-to campground whenever we stay in the Smokies. The campground is spacious with areas for tents and RVs. The past few times we've been there sections of the campground were closed due to brown bear activity, but in the 4 or 5 times we've been there we haven't seen a single bear ourselves.
The facilities include a couple small bathrooms with toilets and sinks, but no showers. We like roughing it so a swim in a stream during a hike is our version of a shower. :)
We usually go the second week of June and its never very crowded at that time.

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Sutton Ridge Overlook
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2 Completed 1 Reviews

Neat trail! It was relatively easy for how good the view was. Has a bench at the top to sit and admire the Smokies. Trail is kind of confusing to figure out but you start up Lower Mt. Cammerer from Cosby Campground then it splits off towards Sutton Ridge. Once you reach that point, it's self explanatory. Awesome half-day hike!

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Maddron Bald and Hen Wallow Falls
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3 Completed 1 Reviews

Gradual climb to waterfall; last .5m miles grade increases in steepness. Trail crosses several bridges; mountain views are minimal due to tree line obstruction. Moderate hike overall for those with conditioning. 3 hours roundtrip with several breaks, including a long lunch break at the waterfall.

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Maddron Bald and Hen Wallow Falls
by Jeffery Gosnell

35 Completed 14 Reviews

From Cosby Campground to Hen Wallow Falls is only 2.2 miles, but it's almost all climbing. It took us nearly 3 hours to do a round trip to the falls.

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Maddron Bald trail to Albright Grove Loop
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108 Completed 5 Reviews

Note that this is mostly an in-and-out hike with a small loop (Albright Grove Loop) at the end. Most of the trail is relatively easy uphill climb on a gravel road. The Albright Grove Loop was much narrower and less maintained but very passable in 9/29/12.

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