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Trillium Gap Trail to Grotto Falls

Combined hiking and horseback riding trail leading to Mt. LeConte
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Rating: 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Difficulty: Easy
Length: 5.25 miles
Duration: 1-3 hours
Family Friendly

Overview:  Access to the trailhead is along the Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail. This is a one-way loop road. Large vehicles (motor homes) and... more »

Tips:  The lower portion of the trail (Trillium Gap) parallels the Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail (road). Generally you stay 30-50 feet... more »

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Points of Interest

1. Stream & woods along the Trillium Gap trail

2. Stream along the Trillium Gap trail

3. View of the hills from the Trillium Gap trail

4. Peaceful view of the Trillium Gap trail through the forest

5. Trillium wildflower

This is the source of the trail name

6. More wildflowers along the trail

7. One of several streams crossed by the trail to Grotto Falls

Most of the streams are easily crossed with "stepping stone" rocks.

8. Another view of the mountains beyond along the trail to Grotto Falls

9. Close-up of another stream crossing

10. Approaching Grotto Falls

You can hear the roar from this point on.

11. A bit closer to the falls.

12. Gotto Falls.

You can walk behind the falls or climb across the boulders below it. The temperature drops 5-10 degrees in the immediate area.