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Alum Cave Bluffs Trail

Gatlinburg, TN

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Alum Cave Bluffs Trail is a 10.3 mile heavily trafficked 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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Recent Reviews

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Madron Bald/Albright Grove Loop
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

After yesterday's 14 mile hike to Le Conte Lodge, this hike was easy and a wonderful way to see some of the beautiful old growth. It rained for most of the hike but with so much canopy cover I never sported my rain jacket. I saw so many salamanders, snails, birds, and other wild life.

It's May right now and I got there at 9:30am and saw a total of 3 people on the trail which was a nice change from the more busy popular trails.

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Mt Cammerer via Chestnut Branch Trail
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25 Completed 1 Reviews

Nice trail. Just fyi, no dogs are allowed on any trails in the Great Smoky National Forest.

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Snake Den Ridge Trail - Great Smoky Mountain
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2 Completed 2 Reviews

We traveled up to the AT marker and back for a day hike. Steep. It's a constant uphill experience with plenty of rocks, roots, and snails. Trail is narrow but clear and maintained. Props to the people carrying chainsaws up there! Great workout. One nice overlook and the creek with the bridge is nice. I definitely plan to do more trails around the Cosby campground.

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Snake Den Ridge Low Gap Trail
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2 Completed 1 Reviews

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Mount Cammerer via Low Gap
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2 Completed 2 Reviews

The trail was pretty decent. Straight uphill to the top and then all downhill all the way back down. Views from the tower are spectacular, as was the stream near the trailhead.

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Mt Cammerer via Chestnut Branch Trail
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4 Completed 4 Reviews

Tough

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Maddron Bald and Hen Wallow Falls
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12 Completed 12 Reviews

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Gables Mountain Trail to Henwallow Falls
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2 Completed 2 Reviews

Enjoyed this trail for the second time. I took my daughter on this trail when she was two & needed to be carried most of the way, I think she walked one mile. It was tough that time because I carried her the whole way in a hiking carrier. The uphill climb and rugged terrain made for a challenging trail. This trip however, my daughter is four years old and she walked to the falls without much assistance & was carried off & on going back. Would I recommend this trail to others? Yes. I would suggest water, snacks, hiking essentials & sturdy shoes. The hike is mostly shaded by the surrounding historic forest. The trail has areas with rocks, roots & mud throughout. I think this is a great trail families with older children. As always, bringing smaller children makes situations more complex. I think smaller children would enjoy this hike, but will need to be carried some. My number one rule of hiking with kids is to Always Outnumber The Children. It's always best to have another adult to help. We started at the trail head around 2pm and came back around 6:30pm- we spent a good while at the falls and took breaks throughout.

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Baxter Creek Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

An ass-kickier, but totally worth it!

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Gables Mountain Trail to Henwallow Falls
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7 Completed 2 Reviews

A great off the beaten path trail. Trail is easy to follow. Had a really enjoyable afternoon walk through the woods. Good for all skill levels. Had great bbq after the hike at the Hungry Bear restaurant on E Parkway.