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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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Parson Branch Road

Townsend, TN

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Cades Cove

2 Completed 2 Reviews

My husband and I did an early morning bike ride when only bikes are allowed on the loop. We had an amazing time. Some of the hills were tough for me & I chose to walk up them which slowed us down. We didn't mind at all. The scenery was breath taking. We saw alot of wild life. We can't wait to ride the loop again. Highly recommend this!!! We rented bikes there & I was very surprised they were in great shape for rentals:-)


Cades Cove Ramble

42 Completed 3 Reviews

DON’T DO IT!!!!!

I will first start with whoever mark this as an off road activity was an idiot. Driving on grass is more off road than this loop. It’s almost all paved!

This park is for fat and lazy people that don’t want to get out of their cars to experience nature. You could see the same scenery by driving a back country road and skip the eleven mile traffic jam.

I could see this being a nice easy scenic bike ride when the cars are not allowed. I would not recommend trying to ride a bike when cars are allowed on the road. The road is narrow and doesn’t allow for much passing room.

Overall, I would recommend skipping this trail and just going for a nice country drive. I wish I could give this trail negative five starts and get the three hours of my life I wasted on this trail back!


Abrams Falls Trail

3 Completed 1 Reviews

Loved it and beautiful .. be prepared for a lot of people at the falls and they are usually so packed that there isn't a quiet place to rest before heading back.


Cades Cove

6 Completed 6 Reviews


Spruce Flats Falls and Chestnut Top Wildflowers

7 Completed 6 Reviews

Very nice hike and area. It was a little crowded on this day but worth every step. The hike is easy to moderate in some parts. The early springs plants and trees starting to come out allowed to still see through them, but everything is starting to green up. Very nice easy Sunday hike for our group.


Abrams Falls Trail

18 Completed 1 Reviews

Nice hike, but too many roots and rocks to trip over. You have to keep your eye on the trail to keep from tripping. Good views this time of the year. Trail was fairly crowded for a Friday. It took us 3hr 15 min to do the 5 mile hike (I'm 77 years young). Take water and a hiking stick.


Chestnut Top/White Oak Sinks

46 Completed 18 Reviews

My hike to White Oak Sinks was from School House Gap trail off of Laurel Creek road and then back to the same parking area for a distance of 4 miles total . Good hike for the wild flowers as well as to see a truly beautiful area deep inside the mountains. The waterfall was beautiful today since it has been raining but most of the flowers were not out, will be back.


Abram Falls
by Team Greyhoundzen

4 Completed 3 Reviews

We went at 1pm on a Sunday and it was a little crowded. There is a small portion of this trail that is not shaded, about .3 of a mile. Total time out and back was just under 2.5 hours. There were a lot of people swimming here as well as a river otter who kept poking his head up. We also saw a bear cub up in a tree out in the valley on our way back out of the falls.


Schoolhouse Gap Trail

8 Completed 7 Reviews

This trail is very easy and just meh. I knew going into it that there is no big payoff (it ends at a picnic table and someone's private residence). I was looking for something quick on last minute. The trail is very wide, runs a long a small creek for part of the way. No spectacular views or gorgeous wildlife. It is about 5 miles round trip and great for beginners. It's not a terrible hike. I just would rather hike to somewhere like Abrams or Spruce Flats and see an amazing waterfall.


Abrams Falls Trail

1 Completed 1 Reviews

This was my first time on this trail. Terrific hike; the trail was a bit crowded but everyone was courteous. Saw a bear cub about 10 feet away just off the trail and snapped its photo (see photo upload). Relatively easy hike.