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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!!

Great trails and beautiful falls! Loved that most of the hike was under the shady canopy of the trees. Only downfall was NO BATHROOMS ANYWHERE so you if you have to go, be prepared to water a tree.

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

I biked this loop this morning with a rented bike. get there very early if you need to do that. they sell out. the early morning is the best time to see the mist on the mountains and see the wildlife

Solemn, breathtaking, and haunting. I recommend this to anyone who loves history.

Love this trail!!! Great views all the way to to the top.


Not a bad trail. I love that it follows the river for a bit in the beginning. It's a steady climb about 3/4 the way up. The rest gets a little harder. We backpacked up since we were staying at the Le Conte Lodge at the top. Took us 3.5 hrs with an 11 yr old who goes a bit slow. Great trail.

Loved the hike! We started at 7am (only a handful of cars at the trailhead) and got to the top about 9:40am. It was an extremely cloudy/misty day, so we only saw a fraction of the views the hike provides. One day we'll have to come back to see the rest.

It was a solid workout, but the trail was very well maintained, and a blast to hike. Highly recommend if your looking for a medium/long hike.

An amazing hike with lots of beautiful views for distraction and rest along the way. Because you need it! Completed on the 17th.

I did this yesterday! it was one of my personal goals for 2017. amazing trail, you will not be disappointed. arrive early and give yourself plenty of time

I biked it a few years ago. Arrive early and on time. Great ride even with the clouds and mist.