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Alum Cave Trail

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5.0

Miles

8.1

KM

Point to Point

6,368' 1,941 m

High

3,856' 1,175 m

Low

2,550' 777 m

Up

39' 12 m

Down

10%

Avg Grade (6°)

26%

Max Grade (14°)

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  4.5 from 18 votes

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Stream in the Smoky Mtns.
Sep 3, 2015 near Gatlinburg, TN
Resting the legs after a long hike up. This view from atop Mt. Leconte is known as Cliff Top.
Mar 31, 2016 near Gatlinburg, TN
Alum Cave in the fog
Dec 30, 2015 near Gatlinburg, TN
Above the clouds on Mt. LeConte summit.
Oct 17, 2016 near Gatlinburg, TN
Alum Cave Trail offers incredible views of the Smoky Mountains.
Apr 19, 2017 near Gatlinburg, TN
Beautiful stream near the beginning of the trail.
Jun 28, 2018 near Gatlinburg, TN

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Mar 30, 2022
D G
Feb 11, 2022
Lisa Shively
Beautiful hike, the creek was flowing perfectly, so clear. 53 degrees and sunny. Quite a few people out enjoying the day. 2.5mi — 1h 40m
Oct 12, 2021
Kirk Larrabee
Oct 4, 2021
Mary Underwood
Sep 10, 2021
Larry Corso
May 31, 2021
Bryanna McFarland
Pretty tricky for us, stopped quite a few times up. It coming down is always easier 5mi — 2h 20m
Nov 27, 2020
David Scott
Jul 8, 2020
Jennifer Poston
Incredible trail. We only did a small portion of it but it has beautiful creek views, incredible wildlife sightings, wooden bridges, and more.