Directions:: Take I-40 to exit 207, follow to Gatlinburg, and then to the Great Smoky Mtn National Park. From Park headquarters, at Sugarland, it is approx 5 miles to the trailhead. Park at a designated spot and take off.
Trail Information:: This is all trail, no fire roads. It can be slippery or muddy. There will be plenty of people on the trail, so if that is a concern, go on a weekday. At the top, at Mt. LeConte, there is a water source, a shelter, if you are wanting to spend the night. However, if you want to camp out, a permit must be obtained. These can be obtained from the Sugarlands headquarters. The trail is 5 miles long, and connects to other trails. The AT is about 5 miles away. It is possible to make a loop-Go up via Alum Cave, down via Rainbow Falls-total length approx 13 miles.