Mount LeConte was a strenuous hike but the views are so beautiful that it is definitely worth it. We took the Alum Cave trail which is 5.5 miles. It is the toughest trail to the summit but it has the best scenery so it is the most popular. It took a little over 4 and a half hours to reach the lodge. Plan on booking well in advance if you want to stay at the lodge. We had to make reservations seven months in advance. There are only a few cabins and it is a popular place. Dinner was at six and the food was good. The staff are friendly and they serve the meals family style. You get dinner and breakfast with your stay. The cabin we stayed in slept eight and there were two rooms with bunks. There is no electric or showers. At sunset you can hike a half mile on a trail to see it and it is definitely worth it. One of the most beautiful scenes I have seen on my hikes. Around 6:30 the next morning we took another trail that was a little over half a mile to see sunrise. I would definitely recommend this trip. We were all tired but definitely loved it.
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