Lower Mount Cammerer Trail
ElevationAscent: 1,428' 435 m
Descent: -296' -90 m
High: 3,502' 1,067 m
Low: 2,334' 711 m
GradeAvg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 16% (9°)
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“A well graded trail that climbs consistently to the AT.”— Elizabeth Paashaus
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.
Land Manager: NPS - Great Smoky Mountains National Park