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Lower Mount Cammerer Trail

Intermediate
 3.8 (6)

A well graded trail that climbs consistently to the AT.


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7.6

Miles

12.2

KM

Point to Point

3,502' 1,067 m

High

2,334' 711 m

Low

1,428' 435 m

Up

296' 90 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

16%

Max Grade (9°)

Dogs No Dogs

Features Fall Colors · River/Creek

Reservations required at all campsites in the Smokies.

Description

The trail can be a bit tricky to get started on. There are many side trails leading to the river and the Cosby Nature Trail. Follow the trail that parallels the road until you see a sign for the Lower Mount Cammerer Trail. The trail is well graded, though there are almost no downhill sections for the entire length. There are many water sources crossing the trail, though you'll need to be prepared to treat water before consumption.

Just over 3 miles into the trail, visitors will pass a campsite. This campsite is in a lower angled section of a drainage, has 3 apparent sites, and is well protected from the wind. The ground is lumpy in many areas and site selection might be hard for a tent of more than 2 people. If you follow the Lower Mount Cammerer Trail a few hundred yards further past the campsite sign, you'll come to one more labeled tent site. Campfire rings are established in each of these sites if you must have a fire.

From the campsite, the trail continues up to a gap with a small cemetery of the Estes family dating to the early 1900's. Most markers are blank rocks but there is one labeled stone. There is no evidence of a road or other trail leading to this area. The trail continues up to a signed intersection with the AT with mileages listed.

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Elizabeth Paashaus

Trail Ratings

  3.8 from 6 votes

#6

in Cosby

#11861

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#6

in Cosby

#216

in North Carolina

#11,861

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Photos

Winter view from Lower Mt. Cammerer Trail.
Jun 28, 2019 near Newport, TN
Lower Mt. Cammerer Trail in the February afternoon sun.
Jun 28, 2019 near Newport, TN
Campground 35 on Lower Mt. Cammerer Trail
Jun 28, 2019 near Newport, TN

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Dec 28, 2019
buddy beavers
nice out and back not to steep campsite 35 is nice and flat good water source old Cemetery nice views
Mar 28, 2019
Bridget Graves
Dec 28, 2018
Becky Holzhei
Oct 27, 2018
Melissa Maddux
Aug 5, 2018
Darlene Willis
Aug 5, 2018
Jerry Willis
May 26, 2017
Adam Schuch
Jul 3, 2016
Josh Hawkins 1