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Mount Cammerer Trail

Intermediate

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0.6 mile 1.0 kilometer point to point
87% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 95' 29 m
Descent: -131' -40 m
High: 4,954' 1,510 m
Low: 4,862' 1,482 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 7% (4°)
Max Grade: 21% (12°)

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Trail shared by Elizabeth Paashaus

A short trail to a unique fire tower with a great view!

Elizabeth Paashaus

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Runner Notes

This trail would have a bit of uneven footing for a trail run, but any trail runners up there should take this side trail for a great break at the top.

Description

Accessed from the Appalachian Trail near Sun Up Knob, this side trail heads across the ridge to the summit of Mount Cammerer. There are a few ups and downs, though your starting and ending points are at a similar elevation.

After a short way, you emerge at a rocky summit with an octagonal stone and wood fire tower. The upper level of the fire tower is an enclosed octagonal room that can be accessed through an unlocked wooden door. There is an information plaque below the tower about the history of building it.

360-degree views into eastern Tennessee and the Smokies of North Carolina can be had both from the tower and from the summit of Mt. Cammerer.

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This was taken from the rocks on the left just before reaching the fire tower! Incredible views!
Oct 10, 2016 near Newport, TN
Mount Cammerer Lookout Tower quite literally puts you amidst the clouds.
Apr 3, 2017 near Newport, TN
A beautiful view from Mount Cammerer Fire Tower late summer August 2016!
Aug 29, 2016 near Newport, TN
Panoramic view from the fire lookout tower atop Mt. Cammerer.
Mar 9, 2016 near Newport, TN
Mt. Cammerer  Tower
Apr 10, 2018 near Newport, TN
Junction of the Appalachian trail and the tail to Mt. Cammerer
Mar 9, 2016 near Newport, TN

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