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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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Cabin Flats via Bradley Fork
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54 Completed 9 Reviews

I began trail at Smokemont campground to Bradley fork to Cabin flat trail, aprox. 5.5 mi, not steep but incline all the way. Trail follows nice mountain steam all the way to backcountry campsite #49, nice campsite on river bank, easy access to water and fishing. Note this is close to Cherokee NC not Cosby TN. Also will share trail and campsite with horses.

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Albright Grove
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145 Completed 139 Reviews

Just close your eyes and imagine what the views must once have been here and everything was so green here. So just imagine! It was worth seeing and another bucket list trail by the wayside

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Maddron Bald and Hen Wallow Falls
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145 Completed 139 Reviews

Good hike as part of loop. Falls were so so seen better but still good to get off my bucket list. Some falls further along trail were better so just keep going

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Gabes Mtn Trail/Campsite 34
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145 Completed 139 Reviews

Did this as long day hike looping with Snake Den! Great hike with awesome variety of flowers. Some good views some not so great views

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Mount Cammerer via Low Gap
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7 Completed 7 Reviews

One of the premier climbs of the park.

Been up many times - each one unique. The most memorable trek done so far has been Christmas Day, 2013, with a snow covered trail and no clouds to be seen!

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Snake Den Ridge/AT/Low Gap
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7 Completed 7 Reviews

One of my favorite loops in the park!

I did it in reverse (starting on the Low Gap Trail) because its a shorter climb to the AT. But, since it is a "low gap", you'll continue a moderate climb pretty much throughout the loop until you meet up with the Snake.

It was a cloudless day last January, with a thin layer of snow on the AT. There was a pack of fox or bobcat tracks that accompanied me from the Cosby Knob Shelter all the way to the Maddron Bald Trail. Just me, the trail, the tracks and the sunshine - not a soul around the entire loop!

I've never hiked up the Snake Den - only having gone down it from this loop and once coming from Maddron's Bald. It seems pretty formidable going down, but its been my experience that trails always look more difficult on a descent, than when you're actually going up them. Regardless, its a real calorie chewer! I shot some really cool pics coming in from a sunny, almost spring-like ridge into a winter wonderland hollow - check 'em out!

This is one loop I see myself doing again! The AT is particularly stunning on this section.

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Snake Den Ridge/AT/Low Gap
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145 Completed 139 Reviews

Wonderful hike wild flowers on lower portions of trail. Snake Den has been made out by others as terribly difficult but if you are in decent condition will not be bad. Not a real hard hike with the steepest in the beginning the rest was mostly little ups and downs on the AT. Going down Low Gap was really nice with carpets of wildflower.

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Lower Mtn Cammerer Trail
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145 Completed 139 Reviews

Nice hike plenty of wildflower so! Nice streams with some waterfalls. Nice gentle grade up and back!3

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Sutton Ridge Overlook
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Easy hike starting at the South East corner of the campground.
Well worth the hike. Beautiful views.

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Mount Cammerer via Low Gap
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25 Completed 28 Reviews

Hard hike, but totally worth the payoff.

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