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Great Views! Steep Grade.

I hiked the Bullhead Trail up to The Pulpit and back. The Pulpit is a set of strategically-stacked... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
James M
Ok Trail

I go up the Rainbow Falls trail to the summit and come down the Bullhead Trail, completing the 13... read more

Reviewed April 15, 2013
Nashville, Tennessee
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2 weeks ago
“Great Views! Steep Grade.”
Jun 2, 2019
“A beautiful and enjoyable trail turned depressing and painful by the 2016 fire”
Hiking trail that leads to Mt. LeConte Lodge, but is a less "touristy" route.
Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I hiked the Bullhead Trail up to The Pulpit and back. The Pulpit is a set of strategically-stacked rocks set up by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) back in the day. It was intended to allow folks to stand on top and get a marvelous...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank James M
Reviewed June 2, 2019

Bullhead was my favorite trail. I hiked on it for at least two dozen times. I had not hiked it since 2016, and when I went back yesterday, it was a horrible disappointment and suffering. The interesting rocks are still there, But the charcoaled tree...More

Date of experience: June 2019
1  Thank hiker9999
Reviewed August 11, 2018

Avoid this trail. Go to the other Mt. LeConte trails. There's several other choices including other choices from this trailhead.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Austin R
Reviewed September 20, 2016 via mobile

We loved hiking this trail down from Mt. LeConte! It had beautiful views. It had neat rocky outcrops and took about 4 hours with stops!

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank LHK70
Reviewed August 13, 2015

We have hiked up to the LeConte lodge for 34 years and used all the trails. Bullhead is long, 8 miles from parking lot to the top, but it's a good trail. It's very grassy toward the top but in early spring it should not...More

Date of experience: August 2015
1  Thank AliceS_12
Reviewed May 26, 2015

Quiet trail, kind of narrow at the higher elevations, nice views & few hikers. My daughter & I preferred this trail to Rainbow Falls when hiking down from Mt LeConte.

Date of experience: May 2015
1  Thank kfries01
Reviewed April 7, 2014

The fella and I are fairly avid hikers (we've done Charlie's Bunion, Alum Cave, etc.), and we're both in pretty good shape. After our first two trails were closed, we decided to do Bullhead since it was close and the day was getting away from...More

Date of experience: April 2014
4  Thank smelliesmurf
Reviewed May 10, 2013

When I read "most popular trail" I am immediately less interested. When I looked up Bullhead it didn't sound all that popular which is exactly what I wanted. We hiked to Mount Leconte up Rainbow Falls trail and down Bullhead. We saw many people on...More

Date of experience: May 2013
1  Thank Tarsisius37
Reviewed April 15, 2013

I go up the Rainbow Falls trail to the summit and come down the Bullhead Trail, completing the 13 mile loop. The last time I did this trail in October, it was disappointing. Apparently there are few that ever travel this trail because it had...More

Date of experience: October 2012
5  Thank mick_1066
Reviewed October 17, 2012

First, there is no bad hike in The Smokies, but compared to others I have to say this trail is average. I did this hike and saw some gorgeous Fall colors though (see pictures). I went up Rainbow Falls and then down Bull Head which...More

Date of experience: September 2012
3  Thank Canes1969
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