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Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

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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Reviewed 21 July 2017

We booked a room for the night in August! It was the best ever! The prices were reasonable! But they gave you breakfast in the morning! Very nice to stay at! We used the Alum Cave Bluff trail! It was short and steep! We spent the weekend hiking on the trails. The Lodge was very nice!

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Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

The hike is pretty challenging so we had to stop and take breaks along the way. But the scenery is so beautiful and the air is so fresh. And the view from the top is breathtaking! The lodge also offers a dining room where you can buy a sack lunch and rest before you head back down. I highly recommend taking this hike to the top if you have time and are able to.

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Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

Strenuous but worth it. Beautiful hike! It's my wife's new favorite. The Mt Leconte lodge and cabins are so cool. Loved the scenery along the way. Take the extra .3 mile hike to cliff top. The views are remarkable!!! Start early or you'll have trouble getting a parking spot. This hike should be on everyone's to do list.

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Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

This was my second trip up the mountain. The hike can be intense. But the views are well worth it. Take the Alum cave trail it is the best one. Great improvements to it over the last year.
The lodge itself is awesome and the cabins are comfy. With kerosene lamps and gas heaters it is very old school.
The employees are super friendly and very helpful. The manager John went over and above for our group and I can't say thank you enough to him. He and his staff will take great care of you.

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