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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 without hiking poles as it will definitely be slick in some places. You'll also need at least a rain jacket to get from your cabin to the dining hall, lodge, and bathrooms once you reach the top. Wrap your change of clothes, food, etc., in waterproof packaging inside your day pack. There is a heater inside each cabin with an apparatus that allows you to hang clothing and other items in front of it should they need to be dried.