Mount Le Conte (or LeConte) is a mountain in Sevier County, Tennessee located in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. At 6,593 ft (2,010 m) it is the third highest peak in the national park, behind Clingmans Dome (6,643 ft, 2,024 m) and Mount Guyot (6,621 ft, 2,018 m). It is also the highest peak that is completely within Tennessee. However, from its immediate base to its summit, Mount Le Conte is one of the highest peaks in the Appalachian Mountains rising 5,301 ft (1,616 m) from its base, near Gatlinburg, Tennessee (1,292 ft/394 m).
There are four subpeaks above 6,000 ft on the mountain (referred to as the LeConte massif): West Point (6,344 ft/1,934 m), High Top (6,593 ft/2,010 m), Cliff Tops (6,555 ft/1,998 m), and Myrtle Point (6,200 ft/1,890 m). In addition, Balsam Point (5,840+ ft/1,780+ m) serves as the dramatic west end of the massif. Additionally, the mountain is notable for having the highest inn providing lodging for visitors in the Eastern United States.
There's a trail called Boulevard Trail leading to the summit. Mount Le Conte is one of the 2 peaks along the Boulevard Trail.
The nearest mountain hut is LeConte Lodge located 415m/1 363ft W of the summit.
By elevation Mount Le Conte is
# 4 out of 3221 in Tennessee # 4 out of 171 in Sevier County # 4 out of 345 in Great Smoky Mountains National Park # 6 out of 39823 in the Appalachian Mountains # 4 out of 497 in the Great Smoky Mountains # 6 out of 6326 in the Blue Ridge Mountains
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