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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarApril 17, 2021
WalkingGreat!

Parking is difficult! Get there early. I did the Laurel Bluff loop first, beautiful views, a few trees down but nothing too bad. Linked back onto Busby Falls trail which has gorgeous waterfalls and scenery, and then did the Machine Falls loop which has some short, but very steep climbs. You have to walk in the water only 50-60 feet or so to get to the best view of the falls, so I recommend waterproof shoes if you don’t like your sneakers getting wet.

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Jennifer Moore reviewed Walls of Jericho Trail
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Amazing loved it !

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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarApril 17, 2021
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The trail is okay. Most people go to Machine Falls and turn back. It is steep going down to the falls. There are stairs and some with handrails. Busby Falls loop was ok. We also did The wildflower trail which was nice but not very long. Adams Falls loop was a bit disappointing. We didn't see any Falls. We got there at 9 AM central time and the parking lot had 2 spots left. when we got back to the car, there was a sheriff that pulled in and was lecturing people about parking on the no parking area. I do not know if he ticketed everyone but there was a lot of cars illegally parked. If you want to come I suggest shuttling and getting very early (before 9 AM central).

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Jordan McDaniel reviewed Mount Cammerer via Low Gap Trail
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Eric Biancalana reviewed Walls of Jericho Trail
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HikingGreat!MuddyRocky

The best hike in Alabama, hands down. This is a day trip, as it’s long and it’s a bit of a beast. Lots of incline on the way back so be prepared for that. Most everything is wooded so not much worry of sun. Incredibly varied hike, starting in the woods, through a rocky area, over a river, through flat muddy paths, over another river, past a cemetery and then a great final mile crossing horizontally along a steep hill while the river flows beneath. This bit can be tricky if it’s rained recently as it will be very muddy. The reward at the end is beyond worth it. Pics don’t do it justice. Climb up and find the waterfall coming out of the wall, then climb further back to find another waterfall. Swimming is possible. Chacos recommended.

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HikingBlowdown

Was an amazing hike so many wildflower and the views from tower breathtaking. Big bonus young bear about 1 and 1/2 miles from trailhead on return trip. Definitely planning to hike up and camp, there are about 5 working bear cables at this site.

Amazing!!! Definitely worth the drive over from Chattanooga!

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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarApril 12, 2021
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Waterfalls are gorgeous but I really didn’t care for the loops. Laurel’s loop was also blocked by some trees in two different spots but it’s manageable if you can get low. And the AllTrails map doesn’t take you to the waterfalls overlooks so you have to go off trail a little bit so by the end of it I hit 5.2 miles. If I was to do it again I probably would just go straight to the waterfalls. Would recommend

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David & Holly Mays reviewed Firey Gizzard, Dog Hole and Ravens Point
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marsha Arrowood reviewed Walls of Jericho Trail
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HikingGreat!

Hike out is downhill until you get past the Bridge.. after the 2nd Bridge you will hike uphill the last mile.. soooo worth it. make sure you go all the way to the wall! This would be a much tougher hike in summer... mileage is in correct. it is 8 without making any detouring.

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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarApril 11, 2021
HikingGreat!

Beautiful day, rained yesterday and all the streams and rivulets were running. Hike clockwise is strenuous with all the elevation for the 1 st couple of miles. Then great hike along ridge line. Controlled burn last week for part of the hike. Can’t wait to hike this again.

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Andrew Mannix reviewed Mount Cammerer via Low Gap Trail
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Beautiful hike with great views pretty much all the way up, including the summit! Relatively steep the first ~3 miles but pretty flat the rest of the way. One of my favorite in the smokies overall. (Also this recording is missing the first 3 miles)

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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarApril 11, 2021
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On the hard side of moderate. We went clockwise which puts some very steep assents in early on. Most people seem to go the other way.

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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarApril 9, 2021
HikingGreat!

So fun! Great falls. Very little parking, so beware!

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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarApril 9, 2021
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This was a spectacular hike, so much to see. Be sure to to take all the loops and little off trail trails. You will run into a bunch of little waterfalls and cool shale rock formations. There are many opportunities for creek crossings that are nice. We logged a total of 5.75 miles.

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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarApril 9, 2021
Hiking

Tough climb up to Low Gap. 1st mile along creek easy then your are in for a workout. Beautiful tower at the end.

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Jason D. Johnson reviewed Jones Gap Loop Trail
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BackpackingGreat!

Be aware that the Tom Miller Trail has not been updated on All Trails. The original is no more, so on the new short one, you’ll hit a new parking area and walk towards the opposite end. A new well marked trail will be to your left. (Silver Steps I think the name is.)

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Jonathan Isak reviewed Mount Cammerer via Low Gap Trail
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Fishing

Super easy trail. was not expecting to bust it out in 3 hours. easy grades and great footing. no mud as of today. enjoy it's a beautiful view from the top. lots of through hikers on the AT

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Bailey Hasler reviewed Mount Cammerer via Low Gap Trail
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Took about 4 hours round trip with ~40 minute break at the top for lunch. Starts off steep for first ~4 miles but evens out once you meet up with the Appalachian trail. The terrain is pretty standard with mostly dirt and some rocks / roots / mud until you you reach the fire tower where you need to climb over some large rocks. Gorgeous views at the top!! Definitely worth it. The trees were still pretty bare when I went, but as I got nearer to the top, the foliage got greener and greener. I recommend wearing layers because you heat up on the incline then get cooler at the top. There are also no good spots to go off trail and pee until you meet up with the AT, so keep that in mind if you’re planning to eat lunch up there. If I were to do this again, I’d do a sunrise hike and watch sunrise at the fire tower. I was deterred from doing it this time by some descriptions that said the terrain had a ton of rocks and roots, but I think it can be done with a headlamp and slow pace.

Definitely worth the 1 hour drive!

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Morgan Armbrust reviewed Mount Cammerer via Low Gap Trail
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Way harder than you think. Questionable when the end is in site. You keep thinking it’s just around the corner but the trail drags on and gives plenty of false hope. The view was nice, but coming down sucked just as much as going up.

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Scott Johnson reviewed Walls of Jericho Trail
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Hiking

I enjoyed every step of this hike! It was just enough of a challenge to keep me aware, and beautiful throughout. The waterfall and natural amphitheater was awe-inspiring. I will definitely do this hike again!

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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarApril 5, 2021
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great trails, not a ton of traffic, and although the views at the overlooks aren't spectacular, it's a great hike if you're more into just being in the woods and enjoying the little things instead of anticipating a spectacular destination. we had a very positive experience.

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great trail. the machine falls (white) is definitely a little heart elevating at times but the falls are beautiful. took my two girls (10 yrs and 7 months) and they did well. Might have to wait on parking as it is limited so be prepared for that. Trafficked regularly but much of the trail we were on our own. Sweet little swimming holes as well. Would definitely come back.

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Alexandria Midcalf reviewed Mount Cammerer via Low Gap Trail
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The look out tower was incredible! Some of the best views in the park in my opinion!

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Tracy E reviewed Walls of Jericho Trail
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This is definitely a difficult hike. From the Alabama trail head it was 8 miles all the way to the falls and back. The Walls of Jericho is worth it, but if you think you made it to the walls, keep walking, there is more. You will need to scramble over a couple large rocks. The first 5 miles isn’t too bad, but the last three are basically all up hill. Bring plenty of water and some snacks to recharge at the falls. This would be a difficult hike in the summer, but a cool place to swim and enjoy the water half way through.

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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarApril 4, 2021
HikingGreat!

Great, rigorous hike. Rainbow falls is definitely worth the 1.6 mile hike with over 1,000 ft in elevation.

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Lee Brown reviewed Walls of Jericho Trail
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Pretty well marked. The amphitheater and falls are great. Pretty easy to do. Recommend

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