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Peregrine Peak via Alum Cave Bluffs Trail

Gatlinburg, Tennessee



4.54 miles

Elevation Gain

1325 ft

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The Peregrine Peak via Alum Cave Bluffs Trail in Gatlinburg, Tennessee is a challenging hike that offers a variety of natural features. The trail spans approximately 4.54 miles and includes a significant elevation gain, making it a demanding trek for even seasoned hikers. The trail begins with a steady climb through a hardwood forest, leading to the Alum Cave Bluffs. This large, concave cliff is a notable landmark on the trail, offering a unique geological feature to explore. The trail then continues to ascend, offering views of the surrounding mountains and valleys. Upon reaching Peregrine Peak, hikers are rewarded with panoramic views of the Great Smoky Mountains. The peak is a popular spot for bird watching, with Peregrine Falcons often spotted in the area. Hikers should be prepared for a strenuous hike and bring plenty of water and snacks. The trail can be slippery in wet conditions, so appropriate footwear is recommended. Despite its difficulty, the Peregrine Peak via Alum Cave Bluffs Trail offers a rewarding hike with diverse natural features.
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