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Smoky Mountains

Hiking Club

Mount Cammerer via Chestnut Branch

  • 10/28/2023
  • 8:30 AM
  • Chestnut Branch trailhead, Big Creek Rd, GSMNP


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There are outstanding views to be found by hiking to the Mount Cammerer fire tower. We’ll start at the Big Creek Ranger Station and follow the Chestnut Branch Trail to its junction with the AT, then turn left onto the AT and continue climbing to the Mount Cammerer Trail junction. A right turn and a half-mile hike will bring us to the impressive Mount Cammerer Lookout Tower and beautiful 360-degree views of the mountains. We’ll return the way we came. Hike is 12 miles with 3300 feet elevation gain, rated difficult. To carpool, meet at the Cracker Barrel off the Strawberry Plains exit 398 of I40 (1510 Cracker Barrel Lane), ready to leave at 7:30am {drive: 110 miles RT @ 10¢/mile = $11.00}. Or meet at the Chestnut Branch trailhead (at the hiker parking lot) at 8:30am. The leader will meet the group at the trailhead, not the carpool site.

Leader: Pat Watts

Leader contact information is included under Additional Information in the email you receive after registration.

For information about the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, visit the NPS website or call the information line at (865) 436-1200.

Smoky Mountains Hiking Club

PO Box 51592

Knoxville, TN 37950-1592

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