Tag: Alum Cave

  1. The Slowest Mile I’ve Ever Hiked

    The Slowest Mile I’ve Ever Hiked Story and photos by Hunter Upchurch Hunter Upchurch's oldest son exploring Arch Rock on March 18, 2017, after requesting to 'climb a mountain' for his fifth birthday. I have the curious distinction of being able to pinpoint precisely the slowest mile I’ve ever hiked: March 18, 2017, on Alum Cave Trail from the Read more...
  2. Trailside Talk: Alum Cave Trail—Heart of the Smokies

    Trailside Talk: Alum Cave Trail—Heart of the Smokies On any given day, and particularly on weekends, the trailhead parking area for Alum Cave Trail is among the most crowded in the Smokies. Cars spill out of the parking area and line up on the sides of US 441, the main road bisecting the park from north to south. It seems that some people like the trail so much that they are willing to walk Read more...
  3. My Ten-Mile Memory – Alum Cave Bluffs

    Whether you’re doing an out-and-back day trip, a car drop to incorporate more than one trail experience or planning a one-night backcountry trip, at some point, Alum Cave Trail falls into your lap as a must-do trail in the Smokies.

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