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Lower Mount Cammerer Trail

 3.7 (3)

7.6 Miles 12.2 Kilometers


95%

Runnable

1,428' 435 m

Ascent

-296' -90 m

Descent

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

16%

Max Grade (9°)

3,502' 1,067 m

High

2,334' 711 m

Low

Shared By Elizabeth Paashaus

Conditions


Minor Issues 11 days ago
Snowy, Some Mud - Light snow on shady sides, melting into trail in places to make goo. History

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A well graded trail that climbs consistently to the AT.

Elizabeth Paashaus

Dogs No Dogs

Features Fall Colors · River/Creek

Reservations required at all campsites in the Smokies.

Runner Notes

The trail is graded and free of most obstacles to make a good trail run. It would make a great endurance training run because of its constant uphill grade.

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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Nov 16, 2017
Chris Gaddy
Easiest run all week. Nice gradual climb up and easy back. I️ 11mi

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  3.7 from 3 votes

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in North Carolina

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