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Address: Newfound Gap Road, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN
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One of the most popular hikes in the park, it is the quick route to Mt....

One of the most popular hikes in the park, it is the quick route to Mt. LeConte Lodge.

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Fantastic hike

This is a fairly moderate hike to the bluffs. The steps at the end are probably the most strenuous part. We saw the eye of the needle from inspiration point!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Loveland, Ohio

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Loveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is a fairly moderate hike to the bluffs. The steps at the end are probably the most strenuous part. We saw the eye of the needle from inspiration point!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We loved this walk along the trail, it was so beautiful to walk beside the river. We walked only to the Arch Rock but that was so great. We will go back to walk up to the bluffs but some of the family members I was with were unable to walk this trail. I loved it.

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Fort Thomas, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hike was awesome. Unfortunately we didnt make it to the top because of icy conditions just past the cave. Will try again when warmer.

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Ocoee, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

We hit the trail at 7 am on Saturday. Wow! Gorgeous! The views were spectacular and the weather was perfect. Strenuous hike. Bring lots of water. There was water sources along the trail at this time of year if you have a filter and prefer not to carry lots of water. The trail down was another story. There was so... More 

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Fredericktown, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

If you are only going to the Cave and/or bluffs this is a good quick hike. The Trail is primarily flat with a slow incline as you head toward the bluffs. We made it to the bluffs in under an hour and 15 minutes. The Trail is very wet so be sure to wear proper shoes.

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Roseau
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

We happened across this trailhead when our plan to see Clingmans Dome was spoiled by snow and ice. We lucked out getting a parking spot on a Saturday morning and really enjoyed every bit of this hike. The arch rock was really neat but after that the trail had a significant incline, different than the first section that was fairly... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

We have been dying to hike Mt LeConte for sometime now and we've always known we wanted to do it via the Alum Cave Trail. We were super impressed with how well the Trail is maintained and the views and major landmarks along the way are absolutely breathtaking. Definitely worth hiking if you love the Trail!

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SANFORD
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

The trail was renovated this year and you can see the magnificent results! The trail was challenging but worth the extra time and effort. If you go early in the morning or late afternoon, you have a better chance of getting a parking space.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

This is a beautiful trail to hike. Only wish that I had better prepared myself. It was a cool clear day after lunch, when my husband, 15 y.o. son, 11 y.o. son and I hit the trail. Trail head sign made it seem doable. I cannot compare to 'before the upgrade' as I never hike this trail before. It was... More 

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Mustang, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

With the improvements taking place on this trail, it is one of the best trails in the smoky mountains. With the 2.3(+/-) mile hike (one way) you get to see nature at its best. It is an easy climb to the Arch Rock. From there it is a steep climb (approx. 2700ft) up to the "cave." If your not up... More 

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