Let's hike the Obed Wild & Scenic River Segment of the Cumberland Trail, just north of Crossville, TN. This is 14 miles mostly in the Catoosa Wildlife Management Area. Hunting season was over the first week of Many and hiking is allowed now.
You can print a trail description and maps from the CTC site--
We will need to stage vehicles on each end of this linear hike. Details to be arranged. The hike is relatively short, but does have several climbs and descents. Also, the trail may be overgrown due to Spring growth, so bring a pair of hand-clippers if you don't mind and be prepared to use as necessary.
It's about a 2.5-hour drive. We'll leave Saturday morning and be back Sunday late afternoon/evening, leaving your Memorial Day free.
Rob Connor led a Nashville Backpacker hike on this trail in May '12. Here is the photo album--
Meet others in Nashville, middle Tennessee, and beyond, interested in backpacking. We also sometimes simply hike. We also kayak and kayak camp sometimes. But mostly we backpack! Talk about locations, equipment, tents, hammocks, packs, stoves, cameras and photography, clothing, weather, wildlife, food, recipes, etc., and find fellow hikers to take trips with. Classes, slideshows, and backpacking opportunities year round are available.