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Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN
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Reviewed 11 May 2017

My friends and I hiked from Alum cave to Mt Le Conte and really enjoyed the hike. The trail was diverse and beautiful with lots of water features. Some parts had pretty steep inclines and there were several sets of stair cases, but the hike...More

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank AudreyPau1204
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

We took alum cave trail up and the views were great the whole way. The maintenance of the trail was wonderful and made the hike easier. Just before the lookout point there's a lodging area where you can refill water, use bathrooms, purchase food and...More

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank Melissa M
Reviewed 20 April 2017

I hadn't planned on doing this hike but am so glad I did. I got to Rainbow Falls pretty early in the day..this was the peak of fall colors so getting to the parking areas really early is a must....then I hiked a little further....More

Date of experience: October 2016
5  Thank Travelingfun56
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

There are several trails that lead to LeConte summit . Alum Cave was fantastic with multiple features including creek, a unique Cave and bluffs and fantastic views along the way. Did this hike in close to 8 hours with 3 children. 10yr old , 8yr...More

Date of experience: May 2016
1  Thank denisemcrews
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

We decided we wanted to do a hike while we were visiting the Mountains. We picked the Alum Cave Trail since there were quite a few neat landmarks to see along the way. We have never hiked before and would typically pick sand over dirt,...More

Date of experience: April 2017
5  Thank Erin N
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

The views were okay. But boy that hot chocolate was out of this world! I mean talk about hot and chocolate. Scott Calvin on "The Santa Clause" thought the hot chocolate was great at the North Pole - but he didn't hike to Mount Leconte...More

Date of experience: March 2017
1  Thank Matt P
Reviewed 9 March 2017

I hiked it! If you decide to hike to the summit of Mount LeConte, you will take great pride in exclaiming that as well. It is a LONG hike. My husband I did the ascent and descent in one day. We opted for the "Alpaca"...More

Date of experience: September 2016
2  Thank KLK114
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Wow! This is a strenuous hike! Gorgeous scenery and well worth the 3 1/2 hours it takes to climb to the top. Highly recommend. Go early

Date of experience: January 2017
3  Thank leahkashouty
Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

This was a great hike! The temperature difference was amazing, be sure to have a coat and even hat/gloves. It was easily 20 degrees colder than down below. We hiked up from Alum Cave. We hiked all 10 miles (5 up and 5 back) in...More

Date of experience: January 2017
2  Thank meagane755
Reviewed 18 December 2016

Mount LeConte, 500 to 600 million years ago was the bottom of a ancient sea bed. Sediments from that sea bed may be found today on this popular mountain in the Smoky Mountains National Park. Part of the Appalachian Mountains, Mount LeConte was formed in...More

Date of experience: November 2016
3  Thank Kathleen1314
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28 October 2018|
Response from Christie411 | Reviewed this property |
There were several places where I used the cables, but some people did not use them at all. I am sure in wet or icy conditions, they would be needed more.
Meredith P
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Response from JWTSatty | Reviewed this property |
While disappointing, I think the hikes and lodge reservations continue rain or shine. There was a chance of rain when we went, so we brought appropriate rain gear but lucked out. I wouldn't attempt to get up the mountain... More