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Tricorner Knob Loop via Appalachian Trail

Intermediate/Difficult
 5.0 (1) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

Loop trail that features Mount Cammerer, Tricorner Knob, and Mount Sterling.


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Map Key

34.7

Miles

55.8

KM

83%

Runnable

6,310' 1,923 m

High

1,653' 504 m

Low

7,017' 2,139 m

Up

7,017' 2,139 m

Down

8%

Avg Grade (4°)

31%

Max Grade (17°)

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Features Commonly Backpacked

Overview

This loop trail begins at the Big Creek campground and passes a number of peaks and gaps including Sunup Knob, Low Gap, Cosby Knob, Ross Knob, Camel Gap, Camel Hump Knob, Inadu Knob, Yellow Creek Gap, Deer Creek Gap, Old Black, Thermo Knob, Pretty Hollow Gap, and Mount Sterling.

Description

For backpacking, there are a number of places to set up camp including Big Creek Campground, Cosby Knob Shelter, Tricorner Shelter, and campsite 38.

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Shared By:

Skyler King

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in Big Creek

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in Big Creek

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Forest on Baxter Creek Trail in Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Jul 28, 2015 near Cove Creek, NC
Forest on Baxter Creek Trail in Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Jul 28, 2015 near Cove Creek, NC
The awesome panoramic view atop the Mt. Sterling fire tower.
Oct 31, 2015 near Cove Creek, NC
A sunny morning on the Baxter Creek Trail about a mile or so above its namesake creek, as it passes through a rhododendron tunnel.
Apr 22, 2019 near Cove Creek, NC
Big Creek in Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Jul 28, 2015 near Cove Creek, NC
View from Mount Sterling in Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Jul 28, 2015 near Cove Creek, NC

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