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Trail Patrol: The Climb to LeConte Lodge

Welcome to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park



Mt. LeConte is situated about 4 miles north of the main Great Smoky Mountain range. The third highest peak in the National Park at 6,593 feet above sea level, it stands a full mile above Gatlinburg, Tennessee (left). As seen from the west along the Little River Road, Mt. LeConte has the steepest and tallest slope in the eastern United States. One stream from Mt. Leconte, the Roaring Fork, falls a full mile in elevation along its four mile length!

More Photos on Ranger's LeConte Lodge Pages
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And yes, the black bear population is alive and well on the mountain!

The shadowed peaks of Mt. LeConte were featured for a U.S. postage stamp issued to commemorate the Great Smoky Mountains in the 1934 National Parks Series.

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Mt. LeConte and Great Smoky Mtns National Park links!

The LECONTE LODGE official website - make your reservation here!
GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAINS NATIONAL PARK homepage...Hiker's paradise!
LIVE-CAM pic of Mt. LeConte, Great Smoky Mountains National Park (check frequently).
LIVE CAM toward Mt. LeConte from Look Rock fire tower!
Skip's The GREAT MT. LECONTE ADVENTURE page! Great site!
Albert and Leslie's Romantic Guide to the Great Smoky Mountains!
U.S. NATIONAL PARK SERVICE - U.S. National Park System
Hike Mt. LeConte via the ALUM CAVE BLUFF TRAIL....described here!
The NORTH COUNTRY NAT'L SCENIC TRAIL runs through our hometown!
THE SMOKIES MAGAZINE...stay in touch with what is happening!
Click here to return to our NATIONAL PARKS page!
Click here to return to THE RANGER STATION!