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Hiking Club

Cosby and Big Creek Backpack

  • 04/23/2022
  • 9:00 AM
  • 04/24/2022
  • Cosby Campground hiker parking, GSMNP, Cosby, TN
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Backpack up Low Gap trail in Cosby and down to Walnut Bottoms at BCS 36 on Big Creek (5.4 miles). On the second day, we'll hike out the same way with the option for a side trip to Mt Cammerer fire tower (additional 5.4 miles). The hike is rated moderate. I will obtain reservations and permits for the backpack. We will meet at Cosby Campground hiker parking at 9:00 am.

(The original Cataloochee-Balsam Mountain hike posted in the 2022 Handbook has been changed. The alternate Deep Creek hike was also changed due to trail and road conditions.) 

Pre-registration is required. Masks are now required for all those participating in carpools, shuttles or key swaps, regardless of vaccination status. You may also choose to drive your own vehicle to the trailhead.

Leader: Steve Dunkin

Leader contact information is included under Additional Information in the email you receive after registration.

For information about the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, visit the NPS website or call the information line at (865) 436-1200.

Smoky Mountains Hiking Club

PO Box 51592

Knoxville, TN 37950-1592

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