Meeting Time: 7:30AM
Meeting Place: Hermitage Kroger right off I-40
Hike Distance: 8 miles
Estimated Hike Time: 6 hours
One of the best hikes in Middle Tennessee, and the most requested by Hiking Meetup members. Meet at Kroger Hermitage and carpool about 100 miles to the trailhead ( Google map). Please offer your driver gas money. Bring your camera, lunch, and plenty of water.
I-40 East to exit 288 in Cookeville, head south on Hwy 111 to Sparta and then exit Highway 70 and turn left to go through Sparta. Go to the community of DeRossett, 11 miles east of Sparta, turn right onto Eastland Road (Mourberry Road) and proceed six miles to Scott's Gulf Road (you'll see a sign for "Bridgestone Firestone Centennial Wilderness"). Turn right onto Scott's Gulf Road and proceed two miles to the parking area and trailhead on the right side of the road.
Optional dinner afterward in Cookeville. Location TBD.