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Mount LeConte

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN
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One of the most popular hiking mountains in the park.
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  • Very good6%
  • Average1%
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Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN
+1 865-429-5704

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Reviewed 14 November 2017

We have hiked up LeConte on several occasions and from several starting points. All of them are pristine in their beauty, awe-inspiring, and offer varying degrees of challenge. This time, we took the Alum Cave Bluff trail--which can be unnerving for some at the bluff...More

1  Thank Lancealot13
Reviewed 17 October 2017

Youngest daughter in western NC for river certification, and we overnighted here for a trip up to the top of Mt LeConte. Took the steeper, rockier trail up, and discovered LeConte Lodge where we bought coffee because it was so cool up there and sat...More

Thank Sightsee_Eat
Reviewed 16 October 2017

We chose Alum Cave Trail, about 5.5 miles, for our LeConte summit hike. The trail and the day were beautiful. The lodge at the top is a nice place to relax for awhile before the trip down. The summit is marked with a large cairn...More

Thank Wayne C
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Hiked the Blvd. Trail to the lodge. Check in was easy. Employees were really nice and helpful. Food was great,tasty and we were given plenty to eat at each meal. Scenery was great . Took Alum Cave trail down the next morning.. There were a...More

2  Thank Wlt4570
Reviewed 27 September 2017

I hiked Mt. LeConte with 9 friends and it was an amazing experience. It took anywhere from 4.5 to 5.5 hours for the hikers in my group to ascend to the LeConte Lodge, and then the summit is past that another 20 minutes approximately. Make...More

Thank Dawn1208
Reviewed 18 August 2017

We hiked to the peak of Mt. LeConte from the Alum Cave. Breathtaking views the whole way up. Unfortunately, due to the clouds, we couldn't see much after getting to the peak. Still well worth the hike!

Thank tboehlein
Reviewed 17 August 2017

I thought I would only make it to the cave or the bluffs (half way up) but I made it all the way to the top of LeConte. I really thought it might just be a bit too scary and a bit too long. I...More

3  Thank snowfall1
Reviewed 5 August 2017

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...More

Thank deenacarol
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

I was a little nervous about doing this hike with the many reviews saying how strenuous it is. The trail is actually in beautiful condition with helpful steps and smooth walking. We did Grotto falls the day before and that trail was full of roots...More

Thank MichiganChocoholic
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...More

Thank Phenioxe
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Amy E
24 May 2017|
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Response from Kathleen1314 | Reviewed this property |
Alum Cave to Le Conte is strenuous and as crowded as a Gatlinburg buffet, but it is well worth hiking just a part of the trail if that is all that you can do. Go very very early to get ahead of the crowds. Wednesdays are... More
Natalya C
9 May 2017|
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Response from Kathleen1314 | Reviewed this property |
In June it is best to stay on top of the mountain, less heat and fewer bugs. Realize several trails are closed as a result of the fire, but as far as I know the below are open. Scenic View and 10 miles try: Mount... More
5 March 2017|
Response from Kathleen1314 | Reviewed this property |
I heard this week that the Boulevard is closed due to the fire. I am assuming that you can go to the Jumpoff.