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Alum Cave Trail to Mount LeConte

Gatlinburg, TN

Alum Cave Trail to Mount LeConte 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, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible from March until November.

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  • Best Mountain Biking

  • Best Trail Running

Recent Reviews

on Horsecove Gap Trail
32 minutes ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

on Alum Cave Trail to Mount ...
6 hours ago

hiking
18 Completed4 Reviews

on Alum Cave Trail to Mount ...
6 hours ago

18 Completed4 Reviews

on Jones Mill
8 hours ago

trail running
2 Completed1 Reviews

Relatively flat and even. New to trail running and not particularly fast, but found this to be an easy run and picked up good speed on some of the portions. Enjoyed it.

on Virgin Falls Trail
8 hours ago

fishing
1 Completed1 Reviews

Can you fish there?


9 hours ago

nice hike lots to see

on Bald River Trail
9 hours ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

on Clingmans Dome Observatio...
10 hours ago

hiking
4 Completed4 Reviews

Walked up to the dome from the parking area about 15 years ago. Easy walk, interesting info at the dome.

on Baskins Creek Falls Trail...
11 hours ago

hiking
1 Completed1 Reviews

Absolutely amazing! Well worth the journey to get to such a beautiful waterfall. You can actually get into the waterfall if you so desire. Definitely a must see for all!

on Tri-State Peak Trail
11 hours ago

hiking
4 Completed4 Reviews

Have hiked this trail several times. Beautiful view at the top where you can stand in TN, VA, and KY at one time. Well maintained trail. Saw a deer the last time I was there.

on Abrams Falls Trail
11 hours ago

hiking
1 Completed1 Reviews

Strenuous but fun


12 hours ago

hiking

This is my new favorite trail. It had great views, good exertion, lots of deer and other wildlife, and was completely covered by the tree canopy in July.


14 hours ago

sweet thanks

on Piney Campground
18 hours ago

2 Completed1 Reviews

best campground ever been to....absolutely perfect for all ages


20 hours ago

hiking

Love the hike, definitely worth the trip!!

on Roaring Fork Motor Nature...
1 day ago

scenic driving
2 Completed1 Reviews

Other than being very crowded and having a difficult time getting around all the parked cars, it was absolutely breath taking. Beautiful scenery plus wildlife and mountain laurels blooming everywhere. God's beautiful creation. He's good all the time and all the time He's good.

on Grotto Falls Trail
1 day ago

2 Completed1 Reviews

Ok. Nice short hike.

on Rainbow Falls Trail
1 day ago

2 Completed1 Reviews

This would have been a more worthwhile hike of the falls would have been flowing more!

on Ijams Nature Center Trail
1 day ago

walking
3 Completed2 Reviews

Very cool educational outdoor location, especially for children or those who wouldn't have the time or energy to do an all-day trail hike. I was simply looking for something a little less manicured, now I know. Would highly recommend taking your kids, but look elsewhere if you're looking for any sort of wildness.

on Porters Creek Trail
1 day ago

hiking
13 Completed13 Reviews

*No facilities at the trail head. They are available at both large picnic spots, before you reach the parking area*
Loved hiking this trail. The history is amazing, and the cemetery is beautiful, but very sad, when you look at the dates. Many are babies/children, anywhere from hours to 2 years old. Times were very harsh, back then.
Once you get back onto Porters trail, after visiting the old barn and cabin, the trail starts to become much more tree rooted and rocky. The creek and cascades were amazing....loved getting to sit on the long, high foot bridge to take some photos, before anyone else got there.
The Fern Branch Falls...if you're not looking, you may miss it. WAY up on the hill side, proceeded by many, many rocks and boulders. I couldn't resist climbing up there to get a closer look. I planned on hiking all the way to campsite 31, but as of this date, a recently downed tree blocked the path, and I couldn't quite navigate around/through it to continue on. I will be back to make it all the way to the end, because I've heard that the view of the upper AT, and the huge trees are gorgeous.
The only wildlife I saw were tons of butterflies, and 4 wild turkeys....1 momma and 3 youngsters that crossed the trail in front of me.