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Great trail, tough climb, beautiful views.

There is a local that offers transportation from one end of the trail to another for anyone doing the straight through and only one vehicle. Dorothy T: 423-208-5949 Cost is $10.

camping
3 days ago

Never got to see the trails. Take the "hard" rating of this trail seriously, we usually carry our 100lbs of gear to the site and 4 miles is about what we can do. We barely made it a mile and had to go ahead and set up camp. The trail rating is accurate.

I give it 5 stars for around the Memphis area. Lot of ups and downs. Went during the fall and had some pretty views of deep valleys and the wetlands. Couple of benches set up along the way to sit and rest and enjoy the view. Only down side I see is it is an inner city park and the trains go right beside the park but overall a nice little park.

hiking
4 days ago

hiking
4 days ago

Beautiful hike with friends years ago. One beautiful scene after another. Falls were amazing. Worth the ride. Leave it beautiful please!

Absolutely beautiful trail literally in my backyard!!

The trail up to the AT shelter was approximately 4 miles. Our group was three relatively fit adults (20-23), but adult life has taken its toll it seems because it was one of the more grueling hikes we've done in recent memory. Another nearby hike we do regularly is Margarette Falls, but I'd question classifying that as an intermediate trail, whereas I'd rate this one more like intermediate+ to the low-end of difficult.

It was rocky in the beginning segments, and after the first bridge crossing its relatively leisurely, but after the 2nd or 3rd bridge it's straight uphill the rest of the way. At least 2 miles are straight up the side of the mountain. It's beautiful, for sure, even now in the early part of winter.

If you're an experienced hiker, or confident in your level of fitness I wholeheartedly recommend it. It's a fun and pretty trail with variable terrain and isn't *very* heavily traveled, but there were some nice older ladies who put us to shame when we went. We felt like we were dying on the final leg up to the shelter.

I guarantee I will be very sore tomorrow.

You earn this one! Climb about 2.5 miles to get to fire tower. Views great of course.

Great trail with fantastic reward views at the top, and along the AT section. The first 0.8-mile is pretty, traveling along the creek. After that, the next 3 miles are relentlessly steep, and it's not much easier coming downhill in this section! That said, about 0.5-mile after getting onto the AT portion heading towards Mt. Cammerer, the trail levels out with the usual up-and-down of the ridgetop on the AT. The short side trail to Mt. Cammerer is a fun little trail, with a little bit of rocky scrambling (nothing technical) toward the end near the tower. The tower itself is a pretty octagonal tower with outstanding views in all directions. Very enjoyable and rewarding 11-mile round trip!

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