Alum Cave Trail

Sunday, November 1, 2015
Looking for a challenging yet scenic hike in the Smoky Mountains? Look no further than Alum Cave Trail also known as Alum Bluffs. It is the shortest and steepest of the several trails leading to the top of Mount LeConte. Due to its short length and beautiful scenery it is often considered Le Conte's most scenic route and the most common footpath for hikers seeking to reach the summit of Le Conte.

My husband been wanted to hike this trail ever since we moved to Tennessee , and I'm glad he appreciates my enthusiasm.  We hiked two trails in a day, for total of 10 miles. My body is sore and tired, but I feel very satisfied.  Personal challenge completed.

Autumn is a beautiful time to visit Great Smoky Mountain
The first notable landmark comes 1.3 miles into the hike at what is known as "Arch Rock"


Alum Cave Bluff. The bluff is at 4,950 feet in elevation, and is 80 feet in height. 

24 comments:

  1. I love these pictures! They're beautiful and make me want to visit a park this weekend :)

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  2. I would love to explore that someday. What a neat experience.

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  3. I wish I was there right now, your photos are amazing!

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  4. These photos are beautiful! what a great time of the year to visit!

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  5. i grew up in tennessee and did a few hikes there over the years. it is gorgeous when you hike in the fall

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  6. The views are wonderful. I love fall hikes.

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  7. I love caves they are beautiful although I don't go into tiny caves because of my claustrophobia. Arch rock looks stunning!

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  8. This looks absolutely beautiful. I would love to visit this trail!

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  9. Oh I want to travel here it looks so beautiful

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  10. I love those pictures and park! Yes, it does invite one to get out for sure!

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  11. I really love the photos. I wish i can go there and captured the picture all the view.

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  12. wow.. incredible views! i would love to visit this place

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  13. Stunning pictures! What a beautiful hike. Those stairs were really cool too!

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  14. Look at that view! It's so majestic and relaxing! I would love to go on that hike just to see the various colors of the trees. That's so cool.

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  15. oh, my goodness! The beauty of fall is just simply phenomenal.

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  16. What an amazing experience. Your pictures are amazing. I would love to do this one day.

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  17. Gorgeous photos. I am in love.

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  18. A cave trail sounds like a lot of fun. It looks especially love during the fall season.

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  19. This is absolutely magnificent! The fall colors are just totally ablaze!

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  20. The leaves are really beautiful Sis. I bet you guys had a blast. I never been to trails except when we visit my in-laws camp site.

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  21. Absolutely my most favorite time of year - your photography is amazing

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  22. Cool cave trail! The stairs makes me think of a dark underground tunnel I would never have the courage to explore haha. My kids and husband would love it though!

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  23. What a stunning trail! Now I would LOVE to hike here!

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