Alum Cave Bluffs Trail

MODERATE 54 reviews

Alum Cave Bluffs Trail is a 4.3 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Gatlinburg, Tennessee that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
4.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1522 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

no dogs

Even though Alum Cave trailhead has more parking places than most other trails in the park, it also fills up faster than most. Show up at noon and you'll be looking for a spot along the road, some distance from the trailhead.

hiking
5 days ago

This trail has it all. great little stream foot bridges, pretty overlooks and the cave at the top is a great little spot to rest.

hiking
5 days ago

From Alum, you can hike 2.7 or so miles to Mt LeConte.

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7 days ago

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14 days ago

My favorite hike so far. It has it all. Rushing mountain stream, old hardwood forest, awesome views. We loved the log bridges and walking through the arched rock.

hiking
16 days ago

Loved this hike, right along the rushing river & many bridges to cross. Some of the trail is not very wide, maybe just 2 people at most. The Arch area is pretty cool for photo ops. Then by the time we got up to the Alum Cave Bluff area, Oh my goodness the views were spectacular! And there is where my daughter was proposed marriage to! Wonderful hike!

hiking
28 days ago

So so so so beautiful. Just awesome.

29 days ago

very nice hike. we started our smoky mountains trip with this one.. a nice warmup hike

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1 month ago

Beautiful

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2 months ago

Loved this trail, the second half is quite hard but well worth it. Took about 2.5 hours with a little break at the top. Arrive early it gets very busy later on. Bathrooms at the bottom of the trail.

2 months ago

easy, might as well summit

2 months ago

Very nice walk next the creek. Aways lots of people.