Alum Cave Trail, Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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Alum Cave Trail is located in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Plan your visit to Alum Cave Trail and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Great Smoky Mountains National Park trip itinerary maker.
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Where to stay in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Inside Great Smoky Mountains National Park, choose between developed campgrounds where you can pitch your tent by your car and access restrooms and showers, or more primitive vehicle-accessed campgrounds. The park also offers accommodations in a permanent structure at LeConte Lodge, which is accessible via five different hiking trails. (There is no car access; you must hike in to use this lodge.) For a wider array of lodging options, stay in Gatlinburg. Serving primarily as a resort gateway to the park, the town offers various styles of accommodation, from national chain hotels to mountain lodges to small inns. Most places lie within 8 km (5 mi) of the park's entrance.
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  • Nice hike across several streams. At the end there's an arch like cave and depending on the weather there may be ice in there. Maybe even in the summer!  more »
  • We've done this trail several times and taken groups through. It is a wonderful hike--One of the most popular ones in the Smokies. You will experience cool things like a stone staircase and some outcr...  more »
  • Nice hike- about 5 miles long. Goes through the stream and has some cool Bridges. Can get crowded in the afternoon  more »