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Arches are rare in the Great Smokies, and you get to hike through this one! This gem is also along the way to Alum Cave Bluffs, so you can hit two gems in one. This arch is slate rock that has taken hundreds of years to form. You can easily maneuver through this trail with the steps and cables installed in it.

Half-Day Hike: Use the Alum Cave Trail to access.

Gem Type: Natural Arch

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Isaac Bozeman

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Jun 18, 2022
Logan Rutherford
With Jess
Jun 14, 2022
Bethany Girtler
Neat rock formation to start and end a long hike.
Jun 2, 2022
Andre Hebert
With Emile and Luc. Luc really liked this spot and we asked someone to take a nice picture of us.
Nov 27, 2021
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Nov 12, 2021
James Labiszak
Neat rock stairway through a small cave.
Sep 8, 2021
Kyle Babson
Pretty cool
Aug 25, 2021
Zoie Summers
Aug 2, 2021
Ethan Henkel

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