Best Hiking Trails near Cosby, Tennessee

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on Mount Cammerer via Low Ga...
1 day ago

hiking

It was a fun hike a lot of great scenery and challenging trail

on Snake Den Ridge Low Gap T...
2 days ago

hiking

Mixed review. Snake Den Ridge is long and hard. There is a lovely old growth forest at the bottom, but not many views. It is unrelenting uphill all the way to the AT. It main advantage is being the shortest access to the Old Black/Mt. Guyot section of the AT. Water available on the bottom third, pretty dry the rest of the way.

on Mount Cammerer via Low Ga...
10 days ago

hiking

Definitely a great trail, and quite a workout. It took our family of five (3 teenagers, two adults) just under seven hours to make the circuit, including a 30-minute stop at the top. The first half of the hike, up Low Gap trail, is definitely the toughest, but the trail's in great shape, and you're following Cosby Creek for quite a while. Once you make the turn on to the Appalachian Trail, the climbing is less intense, though you've got a ways to go still. The view from the restored fire tower at the trail end is worth the hike.

on Maddron Bald Trail to Alb...
13 days ago

Long upward ascent to the falls and the bridge. Take your time and enjoy the quietness. The trail was nicely maintained but the actual Albright Loop was very narrow and thick with foliage, think deer trail at this point. I was the only person on the trail for three hours and it wasn't til I was almost finished others showed up.

on Maddron Bald and Hen Wall...
14 days ago

only did Hen Wallow falls part because I have small children and for the youngest it was a bit of a challenge. Great hike

on Mount Cammerer via Low Gap Trail
22 days ago

Awesome views and good workout. this is easily the best hike in the smokies. the view from the summit of Mt Cammerer is spectacular. Look for Blackberries and Raspberries along the trail for a nice snack on the go.

on Maddron Bald Trail to Alb...
1 month ago

hiking

this is a pretty nice trail with a gentle increase in altitude and very well maintained features. you'll see the Willis Baxter cabin and plenty of mushrooms. the intersection with Indian camp creek is a nice place to cool your feet and eat a snack. nice canopy the whole way so you can shelter from sun or rain. my favorite thing about this trail is that it isn't popular. you can be out for 3 or 4 hours and only see a handful of people. enjoy!

on Chestnut Branch Trail to ...
1 month ago

hiking

Magnificent

on Maddron Bald Trail to Alb...
1 month ago

Uphill the whole way to the loop. Thick, almost jungle like bush around the trail. The waterfall is worth the thousand foot climb, took us three hours to get there. A nice neighbor let us park in the shade on his lot near the trailhead. Highly recommend.

on Maddron Bald and Hen Wall...
1 month ago

hiking

I have only hiked the Hen Wallow Falls part of this trail. The falls are nice.

on Cosby Self-Guided Nature ...
1 month ago

hiking

I used this trail several times as a field trip for my sons when we were home schooling. It is easy and has lots of interesting things to look at.

on Mount Cammerer via Ground...
1 month ago

hiking

Nice... but uphill! So worth it though.

on Lower Mount Cammerer Trai...
1 month ago

backpacking

Long but beautiful trail. Not much incline and a good warm up to the hard descent up the AT to the cammerer fire tower. My partner and I did this in a loop hike overnight using campsite #35. Great campsite and a good, albeit long, loop. Lower mt cammerer -> AT -> firetower -> AT -> low gap. I'd definitely recommend it!

on Lower Mount Cammerer Trai...
1 month ago

hiking

Due to its long and gradual ascent, the Lower Cammerer Trail serves as a virtual escalator up to the AT, as it meanders around the base of its namesake for 7.4 miles. It's a nice trail to loop with Low Gap for a long day hike, or to do an overnight at Cosby Knob and finish down Snake Den. It also has a really nice campsite (#35) around mile 3 for a short distance retreat.

Otherwise, its most alluring quality is its solitude. The vast majority of hikers choose the significantly shorter, up and back, route through Low Gap to hike up Cammerer. I did not encounter a soul during my travels on the LCT, but met several dozen once I passed the summit, heading to and down the Low Gap Trail.

on Maddron Bald and Hen Wall...
2 months ago

hiking

Falls were running pretty good after recent rains. Ate lunch at base of falls. Pretty cool. Decent hike. Challenging but worth it. Bring bug spray.

on Maddron Bald Trail to Alb...
2 months ago

hiking

2 features: old log cabin and river area with bridge.

on Snake Den Ridge Trail
2 months ago

hiking

Good uphill hike. Lots of roots and rocks. Good exploring.