The hike to Alum Cave Bluffs is probably my favorite winter hike in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. I love seeing the icicles hanging over the bluff – sometimes several feet long. If it warms to just a little above freezing, the icicles drop like missiles to the ground. Below is a video from the Great Smoky Mountains Association highlighting the trail during a winter hike from a couple of years ago. For more detailed information on this classic Smokies hike, please click here.
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Hiking in the Smokies