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This is the namesake of Alum Cave Trail. Alum Cave is less a cave and more a bluff about 80 ft tall and over 500 ft long. The cave was mined up until the end of the Civil War and the minerals extracted were epsom salt, saltpeter, and alum to name a few. This is definitely something one should put on their checklist when visiting the Smoky Mountains.

Half-Day Hike: The trail leading to Alum Cave has recently been restored, making it a relatively easy 2.2 hike up to the bluffs.

Family Friendly: The trail leading to the bluffs passes Inspiration Point, and the size of the bluffs is sure to make kids stare in awe.

Gem Type: Geologic Feature

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Nov 21, 2022
Kate Morgenstern
A cold but rewarding hike
Oct 8, 2022
Kaitlyn knapp
Sep 9, 2022
Charles Keller
Off to hike the Alum Cave Bluffs in the GSMNP as far as the bluffs only
Jul 8, 2022
Ainsley Altermatt
it was sweettttt
Jun 30, 2022
Jonathan Vane
Yesterday, lots of elevation, cool hike
Jun 18, 2022
Logan Rutherford
With jess
Jun 17, 2022
Mary MacDonald
Worth the climb for sure
Jun 14, 2022
Bethany Girtler
Beautiful view. Nice hike to get there. The hike to Mrtyle Point got significantly more difficult after moving on.

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