Mount LeConte, Great Smoky Mountains National Park

#5 of 13 in Nature in Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Mountain · Nature / Park
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. Before you visit Great Smoky Mountains National Park, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.
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  • Most popular hike in the smoky‚Äôs. The trail is difficult. We started at alum cave parking lot at 8 and it was Already full. The hike to alum cave was moderate with great sights including the arch and....  more »
  • Our group of eight hiked from the Alum Cave Trailhead to Mount Leconte and back in 8 1/2 hours. Our party had five children (ages 7,9,9,10, and 14) and 3 adult women. I would consider the adults...  more »

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