- Date Hiked: October 30, 2004
- Miles Hiked: 10.0
- Elevation Gain: 2,700'
- Hiking Partner(s): None
- I found myself in Knoxville, Tennessee for a short time, so I took
advantage of the trip and spent the weekend in the Great Smoky Mountains
National Park. In order to reach Mount LeConte, I took the
standard Alum Cave Trail. The Mount LeConte "massif"
consists of four minor points, the highest being High Top at 6,593', the
third highest point in Tennessee. West Point, Cliff Top, and
Myrtle Point make up the remaining three named points. (Although I
checked out the views from Cliff Top, I didn't add it to my peak
list.) Attractions along the trail include Arch Rock, Alum Caves,
and the Mount LeConte Lodge. I started early enough to only run in
to a few people on the way up, but upon my return, I saw around 100
people. The Smoky Mountains National Park is the most visited of
all national parks.
here to view a 2D
map of the area where this hike is located.