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It was well worth the trip! The fall is stunning!

Beautiful!! We saw several deer and a black bear. Loved it! ❤️

Amazing views at the top! Absolutely loved getting there. Every step was worth it!

Beautiful view. The trail isn't too crowded but you will see people. We did this trail around 2 on a Thursday we saw about 15 people at the summit. When you get to the end of the trail at the sign that says Charlie's Bunion Closely Control Children, if you head to the right you can get to a higher secluded vantage point.

Terrifying for those of us who have a fear of falling - and WORTH IT to push past our fears! We nearly lost our lunch on some of the drop-offs with the cable handrails. The climb was steep and hard for us 40-somethings in decent shape, but not has hard as Low Gap to Mt. Cammerer. The trail is impeccably maintained and we hardly ever had to walk on loose rock or tree roots. The lower half keeps you occupied with the arch rock, inspiration point and the bluffs. The upper portion keeps you busy with your camera because the views are stunning! We went to the cliff top rocks and it was absolutely worth the mud and slippery rocks to get to the top. Absolutely stunning view. You NEED GOOD HIKING SHOES for this trail. The descent calls for good tread on your shoes. Enjoy a sack lunch (bring cash) at the top and a "restroom" but be prepared to pack out ALLLL your trash. Incredible hike of a lifetime for us! Busy trail - LOTS of people.

From LeConte Lodge, it is 0.7 mi. over the top of LeConte and to the sign at the Boulevard Trail - Myrtle Point junction, and another 0.2 miles from there to Myrtle Point. This is a great spot for sunrises or sunsets as Myrtle Point is a ridge with views from both sides. The LeConte AT shelter is between the top of LeConte and LeConte Lodge. We "just" missed the sunrise but enjoyed the early morning light at the top. Not to miss if you are in the vicinity.

First trail my wife and I hiked. The hard rating is definitely rings true in this case. the hike between camp 1 and 2 is the most difficult. the first 3 miles were so easy I made the mistake of attempting to conserve water. the trail is rated as 13.2 miles but I'm not so sure that's accurate. Fitbit and GPS on my phone confirmed the round trip was just over 18 miles. The trail kicked my ass but we both loved it. Great first overnight hike to break me in. Will without a doubt be doing it again very soon. Also due to a couple of the drop off between camp 1 and 2, I would rethink bringing my dogs on this one.

Excellent hike with a great waterfall. If you have energy you can go and see also one of the reconstructed settlers' home (see my recording)

There are definitely a lot of "toe catchers" on this trail so you have to watch your stepping as you go. The Falls itself was beautiful. Shallow enough in some areas to go swimming. If you do this hike, pack a snack and plan to enjoy the Falls for a bit once you get there.