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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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Recent Reviews

on Mount Cammerer via Low Ga...
3 days ago

4 Completed4 Reviews

on Maddron Bald Trail to Alb...
4 days ago

hiking
1 Completed1 Reviews

this is a pretty nice trail with a gentle increase in altitude and very well maintained features. you'll see the Willis Baxter cabin and plenty of mushrooms. the intersection with Indian camp creek is a nice place to cool your feet and eat a snack. nice canopy the whole way so you can shelter from sun or rain. my favorite thing about this trail is that it isn't popular. you can be out for 3 or 4 hours and only see a handful of people. enjoy!

on Chestnut Branch Trail to ...
5 days ago

hiking
32 Completed5 Reviews

Magnificent

on Maddron Bald Trail to Alb...
7 days ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

Uphill the whole way to the loop. Thick, almost jungle like bush around the trail. The waterfall is worth the thousand foot climb, took us three hours to get there. A nice neighbor let us park in the shade on his lot near the trailhead. Highly recommend.

on Maddron Bald and Hen Wall...
9 days ago

hiking
9 Completed5 Reviews

I have only hiked the Hen Wallow Falls part of this trail. The falls are nice.

on Cosby Self-Guided Nature ...
9 days ago

hiking
9 Completed5 Reviews

I used this trail several times as a field trip for my sons when we were home schooling. It is easy and has lots of interesting things to look at.

on Mount Cammerer via Ground...
9 days ago

hiking
9 Completed5 Reviews

Nice... but uphill! So worth it though.

on Lower Mount Cammerer Trai...
22 days ago

backpacking
16 Completed17 Reviews

Long but beautiful trail. Not much incline and a good warm up to the hard descent up the AT to the cammerer fire tower. My partner and I did this in a loop hike overnight using campsite #35. Great campsite and a good, albeit long, loop. Lower mt cammerer -> AT -> firetower -> AT -> low gap. I'd definitely recommend it!

on Lower Mount Cammerer Trai...
25 days ago

hiking
23 Completed23 Reviews

Due to its long and gradual ascent, the Lower Cammerer Trail serves as a virtual escalator up to the AT, as it meanders around the base of its namesake for 7.4 miles. It's a nice trail to loop with Low Gap for a long day hike, or to do an overnight at Cosby Knob and finish down Snake Den. It also has a really nice campsite (#35) around mile 3 for a short distance retreat.

Otherwise, its most alluring quality is its solitude. The vast majority of hikers choose the significantly shorter, up and back, route through Low Gap to hike up Cammerer. I did not encounter a soul during my travels on the LCT, but met several dozen once I passed the summit, heading to and down the Low Gap Trail.

on Maddron Bald and Hen Wall...
1 month ago

hiking
3 Completed3 Reviews

Falls were running pretty good after recent rains. Ate lunch at base of falls. Pretty cool. Decent hike. Challenging but worth it. Bring bug spray.

on Maddron Bald Trail to Alb...
1 month ago

hiking
2 Completed2 Reviews

2 features: old log cabin and river area with bridge.

on Maddron Bald and Hen Wall...
1 month ago

4 Completed4 Reviews

on Snake Den Ridge Trail
1 month ago

hiking
20 Completed20 Reviews

Good uphill hike. Lots of roots and rocks. Good exploring.

on Mount Cammerer via Low Ga...
1 month ago

hiking
20 Completed20 Reviews

Strenuous but rewarding. Great hike.

on Lower Mount Cammerer Trai...
1 month ago

hiking
20 Completed20 Reviews

One of my most favorite trails. While it's only 2.6 round trip-it's secluded and I've never seen another hiker when I've been on it. Rewarding and quiet overlook to enjoy a small picnic or rest.

on Lower Mount Cammerer Trai...
1 month ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

long

on Maddron Bald Trail to Alb...
2 months ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

After yesterday's 14 mile hike to Le Conte Lodge, this hike was easy and a wonderful way to see some of the beautiful old growth. It rained for most of the hike but with so much canopy cover I never sported my rain jacket. I saw so many salamanders, snails, birds, and other wild life.

It's May right now and I got there at 9:30am and saw a total of 3 people on the trail which was a nice change from the more busy popular trails.

on Chestnut Branch Trail to ...
2 months ago

29 Completed1 Reviews

Nice trail. Just fyi, no dogs are allowed on any trails in the Great Smoky National Forest.

on Snake Den Ridge Trail
2 months ago

hiking
2 Completed2 Reviews

We traveled up to the AT marker and back for a day hike. Steep. It's a constant uphill experience with plenty of rocks, roots, and snails. Trail is narrow but clear and maintained. Props to the people carrying chainsaws up there! Great workout. One nice overlook and the creek with the bridge is nice. I definitely plan to do more trails around the Cosby campground.

on Snake Den Ridge Low Gap T...
2 months ago

2 Completed1 Reviews