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Mount Cammerer Trail

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


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Map Key

0.6

Miles

1.0

KM

Point to Point

4,954' 1,510 m

High

4,862' 1,482 m

Low

95' 29 m

Up

131' 40 m

Down

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

21%

Max Grade (12°)

Dogs No Dogs

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Family Friendly Children can easily manage this trail, and will love the expansive views from the fire tower.

No camping.

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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Shared By:

Elizabeth Paashaus

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  5.0 from 2 votes

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Mt. Cammerer Fire Tower - located in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park along the Appalachian Trail. For a day hike, start at Cosby Campground and take Lower Gap Trail ( about 11.1 miles r/t).
Mar 30, 2016 near Newport, TN
Mount Cammerer Lookout Tower quite literally puts you amidst the clouds.
Apr 3, 2017 near Newport, TN
This was taken from the rocks on the left just before reaching the fire tower! Incredible views!
Oct 10, 2016 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

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