Mount LeConte, Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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Visit the third highest peak of the Great Smoky Mountains and trek along one of five trails at Mount LeConte. You'll earn a magnificent view from atop the peak, but mind that the ascent is tough, with trail lengths ranging from 7.9 km (4.9 mi) to 14.3 km (8.9 mi). Once you've completed the hike, have a meal and rest at the mountaintop lodge, renowned for its hospitality among visitors. Wear adequate footwear for the hike and prepare for sudden weather changes. For travelers who use our world travel planner, Great Smoky Mountains National Park holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Mount LeConte and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • I hiked it! If you decide to hike to the summit of Mount LeConte, you will take great pride in exclaiming that as well. It is a LONG hike. My husband I did the ascent and descent in one day. We opted ...  more »
  • Wow! This is a strenuous hike! Gorgeous scenery and well worth the 3 1/2 hours it takes to climb to the top. Highly recommend. Go early  more »
  • This was a great hike! The temperature difference was amazing, be sure to have a coat and even hat/gloves. It was easily 20 degrees colder than down below. We hiked up from Alum Cave. We hiked all 10 ...  more »