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“Best hiking Alum cave!”

Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Ranked #4 of 121 things to do in Gatlinburg
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did a road trip with our grandchildren 6 and 11 and this park is a great intro to the great national parks of this country. Our favorite short kid friendly hikes were Laurel falls, Grotto falls, and Alum cave. The Chimney top pick nick area was a winner with the kids! We stayed in Gatlinburg at Laurel hill condo I rented from VRBO. That worked great! We also did the hike up to Clingman dome highest point in the park! We have loved this park and visited many times through the last 25 years but it was a wonderful introducing our Grandchildren to the beauty of the Smokies!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Take the scenic drive to Cherokee. There are many pull-offs on the hour plus ride with spectacular views of the Tennessee and North Carolina mountain ranges. Depending on how many times you stop, the trip time averages 3-4 hours. Pack a lunch...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful place to visit, A picnic lunch is fun. We love to visit often. It is one of those places where you feel the beauty of our world.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Picturesque mountain views! Just stop and enjoy the views. You can see the sky lift going up and down the mountain. Simply beautiful! Take pictures!

Thank Naomi T
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Love it!!! Beautiful & so nice.. we had a Awesome experience & hike up to a couple of waterfalls. Drove thru Cade Coves ( I think that the name). Beautiful park. While hiking we saw a Half grown Bear Cub absolutely Amazing. Also saw a couple of wild turkeys. The history is so cool & so nicely kept. Would love to visit this area again & definitely recommend others to visit this Park. Oh also The Park Rangers were very nice & helpful, made suggestions to areas that we really enjoyed. Thanks That my Sweet Love standing in front of one of the waterfall. Definitely worth the hike. Kim

Thank Kim R
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