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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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West Prong Trail
by Randy Ferree

3 Completed 2 Reviews

The first 1.4 miles is an aggressive uphill. Once you make not through that, it levels off and begins descending to campsite #18. The trail is challenging to find once you get to the campsite, if you are continuing on. Luckily, we downloaded the map before we left and after three try's, we found the right direction! From the campsite to the end of west prong is 0.6 miles. Unless you are hiking to complete the trail, there is really nothing past the campsite area. We hiked to the top and then went back to Campsite #18 and had lunch. It is a beautiful area around the campsite with the river and all the cascades around it. We loved the trail, but it would definitely be considered moderate. Well worth the challenge to make it to the campsite area as it was beautiful around there.

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Abrams Falls Trail
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3 Completed 3 Reviews

The trail and falls themselves are actually 5 stars. The hike is not too bad and so long as you're in reasonable shape it's not difficult. Good balance between inclines and slopes, with lots of flat spots. The falls are excellent and deep enough to swim in, with very cold but tolerable water.

However, the drive in is a nightmare during tourist season. First, there's only one, single-lane, one-way road (if you want to drive). And right now it doesn't open on Wednesday and Saturday until 10 AM, so everybody enters at the same time. Took 30 minutes to get to the trailhead 7 miles from the entrance. Second, if you don't get to the falls early enough, you'll feel overwhelmed by the crowds. I got to the falls at 11:30 on a Saturday, and by 12:30 it was a miniature version of Panama City Beach in terms of the crowds! Overall I would go again, but not on a weekend

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Schoolhouse Gap Trail
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6 Completed 7 Reviews

Nice hike. Beautiful in the spring with all the wildflowers!

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Abrams Falls Trail
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2 Completed 2 Reviews

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Lead Cove Trail
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22 Completed 1 Reviews

Steep. 1-1/2 hours up. 30 mins down

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Abrams Falls Trail
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3 Completed 2 Reviews

This is such a beautiful hike and it is so rewarding at the end with the huge swimming hole at the falls!

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Abrams Falls Trail
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11 Completed 7 Reviews

a beautiful family hike in one of the most gorgeous national parks!

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Cades Cove
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11 Completed 7 Reviews

Nice family hike in a very beautiful area.

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Abrams Falls Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Thoroughly enjoyed this hike! It was a bit crowded but that is to be expected for this area. Overall I will definitely be doing this one again.

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Abrams Falls Trail
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2 Completed 1 Reviews

Very cool and well maintained trail. It's a great trail for a day hike. Be sure to hop in the swimming hole at the end at the water fall! The water is so refreshing and makes the hike back pretty pleasant. My only two gripes is the drive through Cades Cove can be an absolute nightmare.. and it is a highly populated trail. I suggest going during the middle of the week!

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