5 Trails lead up to this Lodge, We took Alum Cave Trail, its the steepest trail, but the shortest, with many beautiful views! There is No electicity, but lamps and heaters are provided. The Staff are always friendly and helpful. Nice wool blankets keep You warm at night, as it got down to 40 degrees on a July night. Reservations are required, and are hard to obtain, so you need to call sometimes years in advance, and be able to go when the opportunity arises. The hard hike up is well worth the views, but you sometimes are in the "smokies" clouds, and don't always get the view.
You can see the lights of Gatlingburg from the Clifftops and Pigeon Forge from the Lodge area. You can even see the Dollywood fireworks on clear nights!More