Mount LeConte Climber's Log

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captain.ron - Sep 10, 2018 8:41 pm Date Climbed: Sep 9, 2018

Knocked one more off my bucket list  Sucess!

Beautiful Trail up from Alum Cave trailhead


larvitar - Jul 13, 2018 7:05 pm Date Climbed: Jul 13, 2018

Smoky.  Sucess!

Ascended by the Rainbow Falls trail; crossed over the summit twice on my way to and from Mt. Kephart via the Boulevard (which made for a ~24-mile round trip). Views were minimal both times--if you want to see anything from atop LeConte, or any of the Smokies, summer is not the time.


PaulHowland - Mar 9, 2017 12:42 pm Date Climbed: Mar 6, 2017

Mt. LeConte  Sucess!

Overnight hike to the top of Mount LeConte via the Boulevard trail was a success despite stormy weather. We descended down the Alum Cave trail which was great.


Jkells - Mar 23, 2016 9:16 pm Date Climbed: Mar 22, 2016

Absolutely beautiful hike   Sucess!

In my opinion, this was the perfect time of the year to summit LeConte. Being our first time up the mountain and with not a ton of daylight this time of the year we decided to take the Alum Cave Trail just up and back. At the level of the trailhead there was about a foot of snow on the ground but the trail was nice and packed down and the snow gradually got thicker up to the summit where there was about 2 feet but still a very packed down trail. The best part is although there was lots of snow out it was 65 degrees and completely sunny without a single cloud in the air. The extra 0.2 miles to Myrtle Point is so worth it as it leads to a BEAUTIFUL little rocky peak with 360 views. We spent an entire hour and a half up there. Awesome Mountain!


TonyNS - Jan 25, 2016 5:21 pm Date Climbed: Jan 16, 2016

Alum Cave Trail  Sucess!

Great day on the trail. Snow and ice made it a lot of fun.


indianabob - Nov 30, 2015 9:42 pm Date Climbed: Nov 27, 2015

Unbelievable November Weather

Climbed via the Alum Cave Bluff Trail at the start of a three day trip. Temperatures in the low fifties, sunny and virtually no wind. A little ice up high, but otherwise no obstacles.


corsair - Aug 29, 2015 3:41 pm Date Climbed: May 28, 2006

Hot one!  Sucess!

climbed via the Alum Cave Trail on a 95 degree Memorial Day weekend with Zach and Frankie Kneecaps. Whew, that last climb up was sweaty!


eric-griz - Oct 28, 2014 8:18 pm Date Climbed: Oct 27, 2014

Via Rainbow Falls Trail  Sucess!

My third time up Mount LeConte. It was a beautiful day of warm temps and sunshine. The summit area has to be my favorite spot in all of Tennessee!


technicolorNH - Aug 27, 2014 6:55 am Date Climbed: Aug 6, 2014

Rainbow Falls Trail  Sucess!

Three hours and ten minutes up, two hours and forty five minutes down. For an eastern mountain it was a hard core climb.


Chinigo - Jul 17, 2014 12:46 am Date Climbed: Jul 16, 2014

Traverse of LeConte  Sucess!

Went up via Rainbow Falls (nice!) and down via Alum Cave. Made sure to tag the summit as a side trip.


eric-griz - Feb 10, 2014 10:44 am Date Climbed: Feb 9, 2014

Via AT and Boulevard  Sucess!

An icy hike from Newfound Gap. The summit cairn is actually shorter than it was when I last visited. Had the place all to myself!


DrewWilkerson - Jan 15, 2014 5:49 pm

LeConte  Sucess!

Last year with Jessie. Kept hoping to get above the clouds, but never did.


Kevintheclimber - Dec 31, 2013 5:35 pm Date Climbed: May 6, 2012

not bad   Sucess!

not bad.


WhiteInVermont - Nov 23, 2013 9:18 am Date Climbed: Apr 14, 2013

Bagged it  Sucess!

Alum Cave Bluff Trail.


Woodswalker - Oct 30, 2013 1:15 am Date Climbed: Jun 21, 2007

Mount LeConte  Sucess!

Took the Alum Cave Bluff Trail.


JRaphaelson - May 24, 2013 8:44 pm Date Climbed: May 24, 2013

Route: Alum Cave  Sucess!

Hiked in fog until descent. Trail was wet but we managed in trail runners. Couldn't believe the foot traffic going back down.


eliotjg - Apr 4, 2013 11:59 pm

Coolest hike in the South

Climbed with family in 2010. It's got a lot going for it for a Southern mountain, and I think that Cliff Tops has the most stunning view in the park. I'm glad there's not a road to the top.

cwharringtonlaw - Mar 15, 2013 10:37 am Date Climbed: Nov 10, 2012

Post Hurricane Snow  Sucess!

First hike with my fiance after proposing the day before in Asheville. Took Alum Cave Trail after a hurricane rolled through and dumped snow on the upper half of the mountain. Weather was solid for the hike and the snow made things a little more interesting than they would have otherwise been.


THalky - Jan 28, 2013 1:28 pm Date Climbed: May 30, 2012

Alum Caves  Sucess!

This was one of my first real hikes. Great day, met a lot of fun people along the way. From the peak it's worth going out to the two endpoints, adds a mile or so, but not a lot of gain and great views over the actual peak.

Jimmy Rivers

Jimmy Rivers - Jan 4, 2013 4:15 pm Date Climbed: May 30, 2012

Great peak, Alum Trail!  Sucess!

I love Mt Leconte. It's the real fun peak to hike in the Nat'l Park. Though it can be crowded, i've hiked it using a couple different trails. This day we took the popular Alum Trail. Great weather again, i'll never complain when in the Smokies....

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