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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  • August 13, 2017
    The hike from the base to the cave took my husband and I about 2.45 hours. It is definitely an incline hike. Along the way, you will see creek beds. And, beautiful views of the mountains. Once you get...  more »
  • August 11, 2017
    This is a great trail. You can choose to stop half way up (about 1.4 miles) or keep going to see both geologic features. We stopped halfway because it was approaching darkness. The hike was pretty and...  more »
  • August 9, 2017
    We hiked this trail on a Tuesday in August. There were a lot of people on the trail however there were plenty of times where there was no one around us. First you reach the arch at 1.4 miles and then ...  more »

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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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