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Awesome hike! Gorgeous scenery, fun terrain, lots of shade...will be back!

This trail is one of my favorite in TN. Several different waterfalls and caves to see and explore. It's a very difficult hike, but worth it!

Awesome trail, long hike. Lots of cool stuff to do. Will definitely go back

This trail is awesome! The trail itself is not difficult to traverse, it is just a climb from the start. Several rock and wood step areas and many places you are walking the edge. I did this trail with my 10 & 14 year olds. They were both able to handle with no problem. Arch rock and staircase is very cool, the bluffs are gigantic, but the views are spectacular. If you get to the lodge, go further up to clifty top.....at the top take the trail to the right. BEAUTIFUL!! We made a day out of this trail. We didn't get started until 9:30am and got to the top about 1pm. We made several stops along the way for photo ops and a drink and had a quick snack at the bluffs. We stayed at the lodge area at mount le conte about an hour before heading back down. Down is harder on your legs as it's a constant pounding.....all the way down. The skies/fog had cleared on the way down, so again we took several pics. We took about 3hrs coming back and again had a snack break at the bluffs. ENJOY!!

trail running
2 days ago

The trail wasn’t marked well with multiple pathways that went out at different places. The sign posted said 5 mile loop, my Garmin said 3.72 so not sure if it was my watch or I took some shortcut. The scenery was beautiful but there were multiple spots that the trail was really overgrown.

Great hike with the family

I suggest starting beside the picnic tables at the trailhead, here you will begin the trail for half a mile before finally reaching the creek. Once you arrive at the creek, you never leave it! This trail is rewarding, I highly suggest taking a dip in one of the five swimming holes! This trail is amazing!

Moderate my but. Made it .65 miles and had to turn back. Very steep and treacherous.

This was an amazing hike! I took my daughter who is 15 & her friend who is 14. We were ready with headlamps and sturdy boots. The waterfall at the back of the cave was well worth the time it took us to go!

Nice walking trail. Not to busy. Not to hard.

Beautiful hike, great boulder scrambling, creek-crossing several times, trail not marked well , but , a great strenuous hike advised to start early in the morning will take all day and you will be able to crack walnuts by the time you're finished.

Beautiful trail, moderate hike, good PT...

My favorite trail in the park . The views ! The smells ! The lodge! Just beautiful