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

Gem Type: Geologic Feature

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Ramoun Cabuhay

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Dec 20, 2017
Apex Smith
Made the run in the rain. Did some bouldering at the top

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