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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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Jun 23, 2019
Katelyn McDowell
Jun 19, 2019
Clint Ferguson
Jun 18, 2019
Ryan Yepsen
Beautiful hike with the Mrs.
Jun 11, 2019
Shruti NV
May 26, 2019
Melissa Villmow
May 20, 2019
Patricia (Trish) Fogarty
Return hike down 5/20/2019 up in 71 minutes
May 19, 2019
Nick Borgmeyer
Apr 16, 2019
Bryan Roof
an awesome hike. cave 2/3 the way up is cool. step grade from the cave to the arch, which has amazing views and a gigantic rock overhang

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