Cosby Creek Trail

Cosby Creek Trail

Tackling our first "Afternoon Hiker" hike, Lori and I walked the Cosby Creek (horse) trail.

While the Afternoon Hiker book describes this as a 4 mile round-trip hike, we only covered 2.4 miles. We did alter our return trip to follow the Low Gap trail a bit, so it's possible that cut off a bit of the out-and-back route.

The trail was relatively easy - the return was a bit more uphill than the trip out, but not strenuous at all. The trail did cross the creek multiple times, but each crossing was easy to ford without worry of getting wet.

We nearly missed the left-turn from the Lower Mt Cammerer trail onto the horse trail, but once we began to walk away from the creek, we turned back and found the sign for the horse trail.

Monday, July 4, 2016 8:43 AM EDT

Distance: 2.4 miles

Duration: 2 hours, 25 minutes, and 59 seconds

Average Speed: 1.0 mph

Minimum Elevation: 2118 feet

Maximum Elevation: 2319 feet

Total climb: 347 feet

Total descent: 239 feet

DSC_7935.JPG DSC_7935.JPG At the first stream crossing, someone took the time to make a small stack of ...
DSC_7942.JPG DSC_7942.JPG We noticed several piles of rock along the trail. They didn't appear to be ...
DSC_7976.JPG DSC_7976.JPG The trail gets very close to the road.
DSC_7978.JPG DSC_7978.JPG The trail ends at this pull-off.
DSC_7981.JPG DSC_7981.JPG You can avoid walking on the road if you park at the Hiker parking (right ...
DSC_7986.JPG DSC_7986.JPG The Low Gap Trail goes past the ampithether that is inside of the camping area.

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