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Appalachian Trail GPS Tracks
Get the complete GPS Tracks for the AT in Great Smoky Mountains National Park for ONLY $1.97! This .gpx file includes waypoints for all trail shelters along this 72 mile stretch of trail and many AT parking areas. Use the BUY NOW button below and we'll send you the file via e-mail! Happy Hiking!
NOTE: Some trail relocation may have occurred, which may not be reflected with our GPS Tracks. The tracks are very close to the current trail.
This 7.2 mile section of the Appalachian Trail finishes the journey in Great Smoky Mountains National Park for north bound thru hikers. For south bound hikers, it's the start of the long journey through the park. The main feature of this stretch of trail is the fire tower on Mount Cammerer.
This section of the AT begins at Low Gap at the junction of the Low Gap Trail. Taking the Low Gap Trail north will bring you to Cosby Campground in 2.5 miles. The trail heading south will lead to the Big Creek Trail in 2.5 miles.
Junction of Mount Cammerer Trail
Mount Cammerer Fire Tower
After 2.1 miles of hiking reach a side trail that leads 0.6 miles to the Mount Cammerer Fire Tower. This historic stone and wood structure was originally built by the CCC in 1939. The structure was rebuilt in 1994. There are panoramic views from the platform.
The AT now begins a long gradual descent toward Davenport Gap. At 6.2 miles the trail reaches the Davenport Gap Shelter. This shelter was named for William Davenport, who surveyed the state line in 1821. The shelter is sometimes referred as the Smokies Sheraton. The shelter was originally built in 1961 and renovated in 1998. It sleeps twelve and has no privy.
Davenport Gap Shelter aka Smokies Sheraton
At 7.2 miles reach TN 32/NC 284 and Davenport Gap, which marks an end to this section as well as the AT section in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The trail now leaves the park and winds its way toward the Pigeon River and I-40.
View from the trail near Davenport Gap Shelter
We offer the full GPS tracks of the 72 mile section of the Appalachian Trail in Great Smoky Mountain National Park for only $1.97 via a .gpx file. This file also includes waypoints for the shelters located along the trail as well as parking areas. A great tool to keep you on the trail or to make your own maps!
We recommend purchasing any of the following books for those looking for more information on hiking the Appalachian Trail in Great Smoky Mountain National Park:
Appalachian Trail Guide to Tennessee-North Carolina: 13th Edition
Exploring the Appalachian Trail: Georgia North Carolina Tennessee
Hiking Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Best Easy Day Hikes Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Hiking Trails of the Smokies
Trails Illustrated Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Trails Illustrated Great Smoky Mountains National Park Explorer
Hiking HOME PAGE
Mountains National Park
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