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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 offers a number of activity options and is accessible from March until November.

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  • Best Mountain Biking

  • Best Trail Running

Recent Reviews

on Lookout Creek Trail
10 seconds ago

2 Completed4 Reviews

They wanted $20 dollars for the two of us to hike a 2.5 mile loop, in my mind this wasn't worth it. I'm sure it's a nice privately maintained trail, but not for $20.

on Fire Tower Trail
2 hours ago

hiking
1 Completed1 Reviews

This was a great hike and the view from the fire tower is amazing! The trip up was a little harder than I expected but it was well worth it. The fire tower is not for people who are afraid of heights and it is a little rickety when climbing!

on Rainbow Lake Parking Lot ...
12 hours ago

hiking
1 Completed1 Reviews

on Chimney Tops Trail
23 hours ago

hiking
40 Completed1 Reviews

It seems I have a different view than most, but I thought this was a short and easy hike with a basic rock scramble at the end with some nice views. I spent more time enjoying the peak than I spent on the hike. If you don't like heights, you probably won't get to really enjoy the views, but otherwise, it is a fun little scramble with a nice view.

on Abrams Falls Trail
1 day ago

hiking
17 Completed2 Reviews

on Fall Creek Trail
1 day ago

2 Completed1 Reviews

Hiking up to the top is the easy part . That is good for fall or cool weather when the leaves have fallen so you can see the landscape better .

The water may be high and the water may be lo depends on the rain which will gage how full the gorge is. Lo end waist deep on an adult male . And Very cold ( July)
Mother Nature is the boss!

However , the hike to the bottom is a bit harder it requires climbing over rocks not just steps. A bit more difficulty for kids and short legged ppl. I would not take little ones on this hike unless you are willing to carrie them . There are lots of rails to hold on to. But at some points I still needed all four to climb and make my way . It is not a long trip from the over look about 900 steps on my Apple Watch, ranger said .4 mil but very steep . Nonetheless worth every step !


BTW Parents cell service even at the bottom of the gorge.

on Cravens House Loop Trail
1 day ago

hiking
617 Completed663 Reviews

I did this trail about 10 years ago. I still remember the views and the somber history surrounding the Civil War that occurred here. The whole park is worth the visit.

on Laurel Falls Trail
1 day ago

hiking
2 Completed1 Reviews

The hike was pretty easy and rather short. I was expecting the falls to be more impressive after seeing so many photos. But it was a nice hike with the family. My 5 year old son walked the whole round trip and my 3 year old was in a carrier. We arrived at about 7:45am and by the time we were done, the parking was full. There isn't a lot of room up at the falls, so earlier is better. A jogging stroller would work, but one with small or weak wheels will be a nuisance. Don't climb the rocks as there are lots of slippery spots and it's even not allowed. On our way up we hear some movement in the bushes... It was a bear cub.

on Alum Cave Trail to Mount ...
1 day ago

6 Completed1 Reviews

on House Mountain
1 day ago

hiking
1 Completed1 Reviews

Rocky and steep. Sandy near top. Gorgeous views and good workout. It would be better if more trees were marked as occasionally it can be a bit confusing but the GPS on my phone helped a lot.

on Twin Arches Loop Trail
1 day ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

on Cravens House Loop Trail
1 day ago

2 Completed2 Reviews

on Sill Branch Falls Trail
1 day ago

3 Completed4 Reviews

Couldn't find this place...took me off bumpus cove rd...and it turned into a private drive ...so the Nav on this one is messed up

on Stanky Creek Trail
2 days ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

it was great hiking in the park. Lots of deer to see

on T.O. Fuller State Park Tr...
2 days ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

My absolute favorite place to run and hike in Memphis! One of the best secret spots. The trail is almost always maintained, unless you go right after a storm, and the staff are super friendly. 250ft of elevation gain over 4 miles. They are improving the park now to include a really cool nature center on other old golf course and replant the whole area with native plants and grasses.

on Chimney Tops Trail
2 days ago

4 Completed4 Reviews

Totally worth it! The 2 miles up is all uphill and a bit of a workout, once you reach the rock summit you're in for a treat! The climb isn't too difficult, but not made for anyone who doesn't like heights. If you conquer the rock face it is WORTH IT! The view is unbelievable! The hike back down is a breeze, I'd recommend taking or wearing your swimsuit because there's a great place to swim after your hike at the bottom of the trail!

on Greeter Falls Loop / Gree...
3 days ago

hiking
2 Completed2 Reviews

It was an easy hike that I would recommend doing during the day after it rains so the water holes are full. We brought our Australian Shepard and he could not go down the spiral stairs so we had to carry him down (50 lbs) which was very difficult. So if you plan on bringing a dog, then I would be prepared for that.

on Laurel Falls Trail
3 days ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

on Dunbar Cave Recovery Trai...
3 days ago

3 Completed3 Reviews

My favorite place to hike when I'm in my home town!

on Stillhouse Hollow Falls T...
3 days ago

hiking
2 Completed2 Reviews

I've come here 3 times now- the first time I was 7 months pregnant and the other times I had my 2 younger kids with me (5 & 1). The fist time we followed the trail and it was a great hike! The 2nd and 3rd times we spent the majority of the time in the creek. We followed the creek until we reached the falls and then returned to the trail down to the bottom of the falls. This was a great way to keep cool in the 97 degree heat!! Also it's so shallow my 1 yr old daughter could crawl and play in the creek with no worries! This is a fun little hike and is perfect for anyone with younger kids or older folks too. A perfect little adventure!