Trail & Weather Advisory
LeConte Lodge® opens on March 21 for the 2016 season. The resident manager will be posting weather and trail updates on the blog. Check the Blog here.
The llamas only pack during the operating season.
Please call 865-429-5704 between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm, EDT, Monday through Friday, the LeConte Reservation line if you would like to check trail conditons or if you have any questions regarding your reservation. To check on the possible closure/opening of HWY 441, Newfound Gap Road; Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail or Cherokee Orchard Road, please call 865-436-1200. When you hear someone speak dial 631 or go to the following links: http://nps.gov/grsm/planyourvisit/temproadclose.htm or http://twitter.com/smokiesroadsnps.
A picture showing current conditions at Look Rock overlooking Mt. LeConte that is updated every fifteen minutes. Note: browser will open a separate window for this.
National Weather Service temperature and precipitation report. Note: browser will open a separate window for this.
Please note that due to the elevation of the Lodge, temperature and trail conditions in March, April, late October and November may change quickly. The temperatures at the lodge may vary 15-20 degrees or more from the valley temperatures. Temperatures in teens and occasionally below zero, high winds, significant snow and/or ice are not unusual. We may strongly recommend hikers have hiking boots (not tennis shoes/sneakers), ice traction devices such as yaktrax ice grippers, or micro-spikes to make their hikes safer. Dress in layers with appropriate clothing, avoid cotton as it holds moisture. Please keep this in mind when booking your reservation. The Lodge does not close under these conditions.
If you are in doubt or don’t feel you have the appropriate gear, we strongly recommend purchasing travel insurance that would cover your trip.
We will try to keep trail conditions and suggested clothing updated on the blog: www.highonleconte.com as much as possible.