Hiking



ALBRIGHT GROVE

Located adjacent to Yogi's Jellystone Campground about 15 miles outside of Gatlinburg, this moderate, little-known trail leads 3.5 miles to a magnificent virgin cove hardwood forest. One stand of ancient yellow poplars is thought to be among the oldest living things in the eastern United States.(*)
 



 

COSBY CAMPGROUND

Cosby Campground in the height of summer when every other campground is full, there are bound to be spaces available at Cosby Campground, only a half-hour drive from Gatlinburg. Cosby offers quiet camping and peaceful picnicking, set deep in the forest along rushing Cosby Creek. Bikes and horses are allowed and rangers give special campfire programs at the amphitheater.(*)
 

HENWALLOW FALL

This falls is said to get its name from the ruffled grouse's unusual practice of wallowing in the dust. Although it does not carry a high volume of water, Henwallow is a beautiful cascade that fans out as it slides down sheer rock for almost 100 feet. The moderate 4.2 mile trail near the entrance to Cosby Campground leads through hemlock, poplar and rhododendron forest.(*)
 

MT CAMMERER

The restored fire tower atop Mount Cammerer provides panoramic 360 degree views of the entire Park. One of the first Friends of the Smokies restoration projects, this historic fire tower was once used regularly by rangers. The 12-mile hike leading up the mountain is accessible from the Low Gap Trail at Cosby Campground.(*)
 
MT. STERLING  
Climbing a strenuous trail through the changing forest of Spruce Fir, Fraser Fir and Red Spruce, the Mt. Sterling trail emerges atop a truly magnificent pinnacle where another Park fire tower stands. Two trailheads lead to the summit, one from Cosby Campground and one from Big Creek.(*)
 

ROUND MOUNTAIN RECREATION AND CAMP SITE

  
Address
Cherokee National Forest
Contact:Greeneville / (423) 638-4109
 

STANDING BEAR FARM

 
Address
Exit 451, Waterville Road
Hartford, 37753

Phone: (423) 487-0014

(* Descriptions provided by AllTheSmokies.com)