July 19, 2014 · 7:30 AM
Let's hike the 11.7 mile section of the Cumberland Trail north out of Caryville, TN off I-75 north of Knoxville. This section is the Eagle Bluff section and runs from the Bruce Gap Road Trailhead in Cove Lake State Park to the Tank Springs Trailhead along U.S. Hwy 25W.
We will leave Saturday morning and return Sunday evening.
This section is described as "strenuous" and "one of the most geologically varied and scenic trails in east Tennessee." It has 3,446 feet of total climbing, with some "rock climbing" (though there is a by-pass route). We will camp along the trail.
Link to Trail Description.
If you are driving, they do ask you to register for over-night parking. Link for over-night registration.
If you sign up, please send your cell number to Raymond ASAP. Thanks!
Anyone wanting to drive over Friday evening could stay at Cove Lake State Park. Here's the link, for more info.
P.S. NOTE: This trip was originally posted as going to Linville Gorge, NC, but the quota of permits was filled, so we'll re-arrange that trip for the fall, perhaps when the leaves are changing colors.