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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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Rocky Top
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8 Completed 1 Reviews

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Spruce Flats Falls and Chestnut Top Wildflowers
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20 Completed 3 Reviews

For this being such a short hike, it really gives you a good cardio workout. Several places along the trail gives you great views of the mountains and the fall colors. The falls at the end were great too. Definitely worth doing.

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Cades Cove
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4 Completed 3 Reviews

All the old cabins, the wildlife, the view, it was all so incredible. Definitely worth getting up at 4am, we started the drive at around 7am and finished around 3pm. We stopped to look at every cabin and cemetery, it's a really neat glimpse into life in the old days. We saw a black bear but of course we all forgot our cameras. Seeing the sun rise above the mountain and the bear was the best parts of the trip. I would go back anytime but now I know the earlier you get there the better because by noon is was bumper to bumper traffic.

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Cades Cove
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37 Completed 6 Reviews

We walked the loop twice, staying in campground so we could leave from there. Wednesday and Saturday mornings loop is closed to cars till 10 AM. Only bicycles and walking. Very few walkers. We left at 7 the first time and had to endure the cars for over an hour. Next week we started at 6AM and made it to end by 10 and it was great. I've also driven it (go early in day) and it can't compare to walking or even riding bikes.
They also have a full moon walk with a ranger. It was so bright with no clouds and we could see into all the fields. Saw a lot of out of shape bike riders walking up some slight inclines which was fun, also some bears, deer, turkey and horses from stable. Great walk but leave even if its dark to avoid the cars. We went on Wednesday each time and heard they had had 700 bicyclist the Sat before. There weren't too many when we went and didn't see any for almost 2 hours. Walk opposite direction to bikes to avoid getting run down since some of these idiots think its a race to get over as fast as possible. We drove early next morning and that is when we stopped to look at building.

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Schoolhouse Gap Trail
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3 Completed 2 Reviews

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Cades Cove
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Absolutely love it it in Cades Cove! There is so much to discover including really nice scenic trails! Always spend hours in Cades Cove every time we visit!

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Cades Cove
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2 Completed 2 Reviews

love Cades Cove go every year in Aug

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Lead Cove and Finley Cane
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19 Completed 8 Reviews

Late august trip. Lots of bear sign. Very peaceful.

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Indian Flats Falls
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16 Completed 1 Reviews

Hiker "M8's" No one ever say which way to go here. FYI there is a sign but does not distinguish which trail goes which way. If you looking for Middle Prong ie (in route to Indian Flats Falls) stay to the left along the creek. DO NOT GO to the right trail which is "Thunderhead Trail". As for missing the turn off to Indian Flats, If you paying the slightest attention you can clearly see the cut off and hear the falls about 50 yards away. It will be on your right in the middle of a rare switchback up til this point. It says 8 miles with 1200' incline but i stopped read 20 minutes or so and went the wrong way at first and was still driving home by 1pm. I had arrived at 8am with about 6 cars already there.

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Rocky Top
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32 Completed 3 Reviews

Very strenuous hike with lots of ascension. Definitely worth the brutal climb for the summit views!

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