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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!

did this starting at Cosby campground up passed hens wallow falls. 13.2 round trip it was good nice and quite!!!

Great 360 views at the top. Fairly steep, continuous climb to top without much trail variation. But nice, with some good views along the way.

beyond beautiful !!!! well worth the grind...lol

up, up, up, on a nice almost road. Not much variation in the trail, I would have almost preferred some more rocks :-)

Nice gradual climb on a clearly defined trail. Enough it was wet, the kept the mud in check.

Long trail with many outstanding views. Well marked and well maintained trail. The climb is a grind since it is a steady incline until you get to the top.

The small stream at the bottom is great. I dipped my tired legs in the ice cold water at the bottom.

Highlight of the entire climb was of course the peak. The lookout tower gives you access to 360 degree views over everything. I was there in the fall any it was a spectacular view. Definitely not crowded on a weekday in the fall. Highly recommend. I saw 5 people, 2 at the peak and had hours of quite hiking.

This was one of my favorite trails in the south for the views.

Not too strenuous and beautiful today with the fall color and nice temps. Hen Wallow falls was worth the hike. So pretty!

The best part of the trail is the loop (big, ole trees) and just before the loop (bridge across the waterfall.) No views on the old logging road up - so a longish, slightly boring climb up. The loop at the top is a true trail (so can be slow going in melting snow), and is more stimulating than the hike up.

This trail is a little difficult but take it easy and the view from the tower is unbelievable!

easy, very nice trail

Camped at the Cosby campground and hiked to the A.T. . Pack weight was 50 pounds and planning to be on the A.T. For a week. This trail you Must have hiking poles. You must have ankle wraps. The entire trail requires you to concentrate on your footing. Since you change elevation the flora is a changing constantly. Consumed 3 liters of water.