Alum Cave Trail Parking Improvements
Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials announced the partial closure of Alum Cave Parking Area beginning Monday, August 26 through Friday, September 13 to complete parking area improvements. The popular parking area will get much needed improvements that include better drainage and expanded parking spaces. Access to Alum Cave Trailhead and half of the parking area will remain open at all times during the construction process. Due to the partial closure, park officials caution visitors that the parking lot will likely reach maximum capacity during peak hours and weekends. Hikers should consider other routes to Mt. Le Conte during this time period.