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A Travel Blog entry by ranlo from Jasper, Arkansas, United States
... did both loops; he liked Pedestal Rocks one better. He also liked these trails better than Hawksbill Crag. Alum Cave Natural Bridge Getting here requires taking "The Twisted Lady Route," which is named in honor of the famous outlaw ...
A Travel Blog entry by katie27 from Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee, United States
... door by 7 and on the trail a little before 8. We took the Alum Cave Trail to the summit of Mount LeConte. The Alum Cave trail is described by many as "the classic Smokey Mountain Trail." The 11 Mile out and back trail certainly lived up to ...
A Travel Blog entry by highway2gameday from Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee, United States
... we arrived at the Great Smokey Mountains National Park. When we were scrounging through my trunk for supplies for our hike up Alum Cave Trail to Mount LeCont, we came across Bart and decided it was time to give our friend some fresh air. I carried Bart ...
A Travel Blog entry by akbar from Gatlinburg, Tennessee, United States
... of nice ones. Hi-lites include encountering a family of 4 black bear at our cabin AND hiking upto the summit of LeConte Mountain via the Alum Cave Trail (superb hike covering 11 miles roundtrip w/2800 feet of elevation gain). Pics & Videos ...
A Travel Blog entry by jfialkovich from Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, United States
... . So on the morning of our third day in the park, we set out gear and all to tackle Mount LeConte on the Alum Cave Bluff Trail (the shortest, yet steepest way up). Arriving at exactly 9:00 a.m., our plans were immediately halted as it started down pouring ...
A Travel Blog entry by bnthms88 from Gatlinburg, Tennessee, United States
... ventured. After about 15 minutes or so of steep hiking, we laid eyes upon our destination, and what a beautiful sight it was. The Alum Cave Bluffs don't actually have anything to do with a cave, but are a large rock overhang that gradually juts out 75-100 ...
A Travel Blog entry by burtonll from Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee, United States
... round-trip of .75 miles, for a close look at the forest. Head back towards Gatlinburg on Hwy &441. For hiking, the Alum Cave Bluff Trail takes off from Newfound Gap Road and climbs 2,500 feet, passing unusual geology such as Arch Rock, Alum Cave ...
A Travel Blog entry by lindakhaas from Sevierville, Tennessee, United States
... in the uplands was spectacular. After this corner the terrain got even steeper with more rocky going and finally stairs that lead to Alum Cave. We climbed up into the cave, really just an overhang of rock and had a little more to eat. ...
A Travel Blog entry by mrpurelife from Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee, United States
... 6 AM. I met with the rest of our group and met at Newfound Gap. Our hike began at 8:15 AM at the Alum Cave Bluff hiking trail. We arrived at Alum Cave 2.5 miles into the hike, and then pushed on to the summit. After a much deserved ...
A Travel Blog entry by wiscampsin from Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee, United States
... fog, I guess that is why they call them the Smoky’s. Upon Dan’s suggestion we were going to take the Alum Cave Bluffs Trail which was around 10 miles round trip. He said that some of the sections were more advanced but that we ...
A Travel Blog entry by brett_and_fi from Gatlinburg, Tennessee, United States
... high altitude spruce-fir forests. Along the way we had intended on stopping to do the Chimney Tops Trail however it was closed so settled for the Alum Cave Bluffs trek, quite impressive regardless. On the way up this trail we walked along a beautiful ...
A Travel Blog entry by burtonll from Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States
... of the year offers different delights. If you're a hiker, gather a supply of trail maps and go for the elevation climbs on Alum Cave Bluff Trail or Gregory Bald Trail. If you're not, get yourself in good enough shape to walk the paved pathway to the ...
A Travel Blog entry by sabbatical from Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee, United States
... Smoky Mountain Institute at Tremont, my old work place and then Up half way to the top of Mt. LeConte to Alum Cave Bluff. They did such a great job on this trail if we had started in the morning they would no doubt have been able to make it to the top. ...
A Travel Blog entry by mbwick3 from Craters Of The Moon National Park, Idaho, United States
... down into with our headlamps. So cool (literally)! Last stop of the day was a series of caves along a 1.6 mile trail (out and back). We went into Dewdrop Cave first, then did Indian Tunnel (huge! I though I heard an owl at one point but it was a ) and ...
A Travel Blog entry by mckenzgl from Queenstown, Australia
... steel suspension bridge (maintained by the Forestry Department, thankfully in much more salubrious state than the slender tree fern trail) and photographing Montezuma from below risked drowning the camera's electronics. We dropped Peter in Zeehan, and ...
A Travel Blog entry by january1966 from Sorell, Tasmania, Australia
... daunting hike this one was. The last hike of our day was Fern Glade, leading us to Marakoopa Cave. Of course, this trail was full of spectacular glistening green ferns. The colours were so intense. The Marakoopa Cave contained an ...
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Newfound Gap Road, , Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee, United States207 reviews
One of the most popular hikes in the park, it is the quick route to Mt. LeConte Lodge.