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. Plan my Great Smoky Mountains National Park trip by asking Inpirock to come up with tips and suggestions.
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  • Hiked 14.5 round trip with all the spurs we did, including cliff top, Myrtle Point (do NOT MISS), alum cave area, & checking out the Lodge area. Saw a doe near the shelter that was very tame. Trail fo...  more »
  • Okay, so none of the hikes up to the lodge are spectacular, although Rainbow Falls and Grotto Falls are better than Alum Cave in my opinion. Alum Cave is just more popular because it's more accessible...  more »
  • My grandsons were on a hiking trip with my son. The experiences were more than expected. This is a great hike!  more »
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