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“myrtle point”(27 reviews)
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had wanted to hike Mount LeConte again and was wondering if I ever would. My grown son decided he wanted to do it and asked me to go with him. It was amazing...The hike, the view all of it was great. be sure to...More

2  Thank jlofton2016
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We hiked up and down Mount LeConte (~6 3/4 hrs) in one day. Some hike up and book a place at the lodge and stay overnight in order to see the sun rise. We wore hiking boots, had our camelbak backpacks, snacks and hiking poles....More

2  Thank Carla V
Reviewed 10 July 2018

Our latest trek top - we used Alum Cave Trail. When we left - very warm, cooler on top. Weather changes, so be prepared if you are hiking this area. We had thunderstorms roll in quickly. There were a number of people doing an up...More

1  Thank myturntowin1
Reviewed 24 June 2018

Had the chance to hike and summit LeConte this past January. It was amazing and such a great challenge in the ice and snow. Loved every moment of it, but if you plan to hike this during the winter, be prepared at the amount of...More

2  Thank Evan E
Reviewed 19 June 2018

Great views! One of our favorite hikes in the Smokies. Combine with Alum Cave Trail for a great day out.

Thank Brian D
Reviewed 19 June 2018

This trail has become a family tradition for me. My Dad took me when I was a kid and I just took my 8 year-old last week. It's a great trail, a bit tough, but very much worth the climb. You see quite a bit...More

6  Thank JosephMcGhee
Reviewed 24 May 2018

Hiking to Mt. LeConte was at the top of my bucket list of hikes! We arrived via Alum Cave trail earlier in the morning. The office was closed (we really wanted a t-shirt) I wish I would have gotten his name, but a VERY nice...More

4  Thank amandanwhite87
Reviewed 22 May 2018

Arrived at trailhead for Alum Cave at 6:30am. I think it was perfect timing. I missed most of the rush of hikers. Saw only 2 people on the way up to LeConte. I walk with out many stops and so returned at the car at...More

4  Thank AdirondackTom
Reviewed 23 April 2018

I consider this a bucket list item I've checked off. It took me a year to be in good enough physical shape I was sure I'd be able to make it up, and it was still challenging. However, it is also absolutely beautiful!! Take your...More

3  Thank JWTSatty
Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

My son and hiked to the lodge on their 2nd day open for this season. We hiked alum cave trail and it was not a bad hike at all, 5 miles and beautiful scenery. The lodge was wonderful, the staff was very friendly the cabins...More

1  Thank Tracee G
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Meredith P
5 July 2018|
Response from JWTSatty | Reviewed this property |
While disappointing, I think the hikes and lodge reservations continue rain or shine. There was a chance of rain when we went, so we brought appropriate rain gear but lucked out. I wouldn't attempt to get up the mountain... More
Mark W
10 June 2018|
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Response from Futbolking | Reviewed this property |
The climb to Mount LeConte is strenuous . The hike up to Alum Cave is fairly easy but after the landmark the terrain becomes rough. You could try Rainbow Falls, Chimney Tops and Andrew’s Bald before hiking Mount LeConte but... More
Aaditya M
24 May 2018|
Response from Futbolking | Reviewed this property |
I will advise you not to take a toddler to Mount LeConte unless you are sling carrying the child. The trail is rough and you will not be able to use a stroller. There are other places like the Ripley Aquarium, the Dollywood... More