Mount Cammerer

Knoxville, Tennessee

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Soak in boundless views from a historic, restored lookout tower. Leave Cosby Campground and head up Cosby Creek valley through gorgeous woodland to the state line. Meet the Appalachian Trail (A.T.) at Low Gap. Cruise the state line to emerge at an outcrop and tower where the world falls away. The trail’s beginning, within the greater realm of Cosby Campground, can be a bit confusing, with numerous trail junctions in the first 0.5 mile. But a little persistence and soon you will be ascending the gorgeous valley of Cosby Creek, where tall trees shade mossy boulders and Cosby Creek forms a watery attraction alongside which proliferate wildflowers in spring.
Best Hikes of the Appalachian Trail South

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Best Hikes of the Appalachian Trail South

by Johnny Molloy (Menasha Ridge Press)

Soak in boundless views from a historic, restored lookout tower. Leave Cosby Campground and head up Cosby Creek valley through gorgeous woodland to the state line. Meet the Appalachian Trail (A.T.) at Low Gap. Cruise the state line to emerge at an outcrop and tower where the world falls away.

The trail’s beginning, within the greater realm of Cosby Campground, can be a bit confusing, with numerous trail junctions in the first 0.5 mile. But a little persistence and soon you will be ascending the gorgeous valley of Cosby Creek, where tall trees shade mossy boulders and Cosby Creek forms a watery attraction alongside which proliferate wildflowers in spring.

© 2016 Johnny Molloy /Menasha Ridge Press. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Knoxville
Distance: 8
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Difficult
Duration: 4.5 hours
Season: Year-round
Trailhead Elevation: 2,240 feet
Top Elevation: 5,020 feet
Local Contacts: Great Smoky Mountains National Park: 865-436-1200, nps.gov/grsm
Local Maps: Great Smoky Mountains National Park map; Trails Illustrated #229 Great Smoky Mountains National Park; USGS Hartford and USGS Luftee Knob
Driving Directions: Directions to Mount Cammerer

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