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. 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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  • Hiked from Alum Cave trail to the Leconte Lodge and Myrtle Point with my teenage son. Definitely the #1 thing to do in the Gatlinburg area. Total mileage including to Myrtle Point was 12.25. Many.....  more
    Hiked from Alum Cave trail to the Leconte Lodge and Myrtle Point with my teenage son. Definitely the #1 thing to do in the Gatlinburg area. Total mileage including to Myrtle Point was 12.25. Many.....  more »
  • Do not do this hike if you are not fully prepared to be beyond sore! It is very difficult to do in one day once you get up the mountain you basically want to stay up there and not come back down I'm.....  more
    Do not do this hike if you are not fully prepared to be beyond sore! It is very difficult to do in one day once you get up the mountain you basically want to stay up there and not come back down I'm.....  more »

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