Mount LeConte Climber's Log

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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....


mickmeister - Dec 25, 2012 12:22 am Date Climbed: Jul 13, 2012

Great Training Mountain  Sucess!

LeConte is an awesome mountain for training for other climbs. I used it to training for Kilimanjaro and for the rockies. I climbed the Rainbow Falls trail on LeConte 5 straight days on the second week of July as my final test for Kilimanjaro.


omegaxx - Dec 11, 2012 1:22 pm Date Climbed: Jun 16, 2009

Alum Cave Trail  Sucess!

The rhododendrons along the way were incredible. It was like hiking in an aerial garden.


TiogaBradford - Nov 25, 2012 5:53 pm Date Climbed: Oct 29, 2010

Beautiful Fall Day  Sucess!

Great hike via Alum Cave Trail, and one of the best mountains I've climbed in the southeast. Loved it!


Ruvicha - Aug 20, 2012 8:09 pm Date Climbed: May 29, 2010

LeConte Loop  Sucess!

Up the Boulevard Trail, down the Alum Cave Trail. The hike affords spectacular views of the Great Smokies.


CoreyBurba - Jul 30, 2012 9:34 am

Alum Cave Trail  Sucess!

Wonderful day hike in the Smoky Mountains!

CMStinson - May 21, 2012 4:54 pm Date Climbed: Jun 19, 2008

scratching an itch  Sucess!

A great hike/climb. See my trip report.


buzzdainer - May 13, 2012 1:57 am Date Climbed: May 9, 2012

Styx Branch  Sucess!

Bushwhacked up to Myrtle Point via Styx Branch. Some lovely cascades and a fight through thick rhododendrons.


rasgoat - Feb 1, 2012 5:33 pm

Fog  Sucess!

Interesting trail tho.


WDW4 - Jan 9, 2012 9:48 am Date Climbed: May 1, 2006

Good Hike  Sucess!

Good hike.


jaxcharlie - Jun 1, 2011 2:35 pm Date Climbed: Aug 30, 2010

Training Hike  Sucess!

Nice training hike from Rainbow Fall's trailhead. Beautiful Sunny day until we arrived at the top, and then again shortly after we left the top!


mlandau3 - Jan 5, 2011 7:21 pm Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2006

Via The AT And The Boulevard  Sucess!

Didn't see a soul once we left the AT


RamblinWreck - Sep 19, 2010 2:08 am

Snow shoes?  Sucess!

Hiked up from Alum Cave Bluff with snow still falling, the top had 3+ feet, hiking = post-holing, great and majestic view though


CheesySciFi - Jul 15, 2010 2:41 pm Date Climbed: Jul 14, 2010

Wanted to climb for years  Sucess!

My first try was on the Trillium Gap Trail in May 2006, when I was forced back by thunderstorms. The rangers told me that current road closures would add about 5 miles to the Trillium Gap hike. So I decided on the Alum Cave Trail.

Yesterday was a gorgeous day in the Smokies. It was a great hike to LeConte Lodge and then on to the true summit and Cliff Tops. I hope to stay at the Lodge sometime in the future.


chilkoot - Jul 11, 2010 9:16 pm Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2010

My daughter's first backpacking trip  Sucess!

Took my two kids, 8 and 11, up the Alum Cave Trail and spent the night at the shelter. Had the whole place to ourselves except for the deer that kept coming by and ripping up the grass around the shelter all night. My son has done overnights before, but this was my daughter's first and she really loved it. Enjoyed sunset from Cliff Top and sunrise (or lack thereof due to a cloud that settled in overnight) from the overlook on High Top.

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