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Amazing views, incredible hike and history

Maybe the best hike in GSMNP! Leaving from the Cosby hiker parking, you gain a lot of elevation in... read more

Reviewed 1 October 2017
Wayne C
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Franklin, Tennessee
A "Bear" of a Hike

The Mount Cammerer trail from Cosby Campground is a very underrated hike. Out of the four hikes we... read more

Reviewed 28 June 2017
Jenna L
via mobile
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Reviewed 1 October 2017

Maybe the best hike in GSMNP! Leaving from the Cosby hiker parking, you gain a lot of elevation in the first 3 miles. Afterward the hike levels out to the tower with a little rock scrambling the last few hundred feet. The tower is beautiful...More

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Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

The Mount Cammerer trail from Cosby Campground is a very underrated hike. Out of the four hikes we did on our Smoky Mountain trip this was the most strenuous to me, but worth every bit of it and made the top of my list! The...More

Thank Jenna L
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Reviewed 3 November 2016

This is a great place to take the family on a hike. There is a lot of history to the tower located at the top. Make sure to pack a lunch to picnic with at the top. You will need some fuel for the return...More

1  Thank Skeewbaru
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Reviewed 7 October 2016

The first two miles+ on the low gap trail to the AT are difficult. You gain a lot of elevation in that time and there is not much to look at around you as you are just going through the forest. Once you reach the...More

1  Thank Jessica B
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Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed the hike to mt Cammerer but unfortunately the view wasn't there because of the clouds. However, there will be a return trip!

Thank CaverQ
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Reviewed 5 September 2016

I parked in the almost empty designated Hiker parking lot of Cosby Campground around 08:30 on the Sunday of a holiday weekend, the trail is well indicated and easy to find. It took me exactly 2 hours to do the first part of the trail,...More

4  Thank Sam S
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Reviewed 3 September 2016

It can be a long hike especially if you're not a regular hiker and/or are particularly fit. I definitely did have a bit of a tough time However, once you begin to reach the top, the views are simply out of this world and makes...More

1  Thank Van D
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Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

My 13 year old daughter and I climbed this trail on a bright clear day. It was a challenge for us who don't do big hikes like these everyday but we encountered folks of all ages making the trip. The view from the top was...More

2  Thank Benjamin S
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Reviewed 4 June 2016

We left from Cosby Campground so it was 9.2 miles round trip. The first portion on Lower Gap Trail is uphill the entire way and the hardest part. Once you reach Appalachian Trail it levels off a bit. Signs are well marked. The views from...More

2  Thank swofford4
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Reviewed 4 May 2016

OH MY!!!! What can I say?!!! These views are to die for. Stunning and breath taking! Our family spent several days in Cosby and took the drive here every day.

Thank Tamela H
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Tinkvasi
3 September 2016|
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Response from TennesseeHiker | Reviewed this property |
There is very light scrambling. Right at the base of the tower you have to climb somewhat up some rocks to the steps (about 10 feet). But there is ample foot holds and it isn't difficult. Keep in mind, that this isn't your... More
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