Alum Cave

based on 15 tracks & routes #15 hike out of 498 in
2.3 mi
59 min
1,260 ft
Elev Gain


This is a moderate hike trail to Alum Cave in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The trail travels through varied scenery along streams and through a passage under Arch Rock.

Getting Started

From Gatlinburg, TN follow US 441 to the well-signed Alum Cave parking area. There are two lots and the trail leaves from the upper, southernmost lot. As this is one of the most popular hikes in the Park, arrive early to get a parking spot.

Taking Children

This is an excellent hike for older children. They will enjoy hiking through Arch Rock and the overhanging Alum Cave.

Sights to See

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Public Tracks

William Baldwin 11 months, 1 week ago