Popular Alum Cave Trail to Mount LeConte to Get Restoration and Weekday Closings in 2015
Alum Cave Trail will be closed during the week starting in May of 2015 for restoration. The National park Service is going to begin restoration on the popular 5 mile trail that is on Mount LeConte in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park off US 441
between Gatlinburg and Cherokee. The park service will close Alum Cave Trail on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesday and Thursdays from 7:00am till 5:30pm starting on May 4, 2015 (until November 19, 2015). The trail will not be closed on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Areas of the popular trail are difficult to hike and need work to improve the trail terrain for hikers safety park officials report.
Alum Cave Trail is one of several trails that lead to the top of Mount LeConte. While the trail is closed during the weekdays next year for restoration park rangers hope hikers and visitors to the Great Smoky Mountains will discover other trails to hike.
Other trails to use to get to top of Mount LeConte:
The Boulevard Trail
Rainbow Falls Trail
Trillium Gap Trail
Take a quick Alum Cave Trail hike the easy way…