Moderate to Strenuous day hike at Bearwaller Gap in Carthage, TN

Strenuous day hike at beautiful Bearwaller Gap in Carthage, TN. Meet at Home Depot in Lebanon at 8 or at the trailhead by Defeated Creek Recreation Area at 9:30.

We will hike 5.6 miles to Tater Knob Overlook, eat lunch, then hike back the way we came. Sights will include overlooks of Cordell Hull Lake, rock gardens, an old spring, and a very nice camp site complete with privy.

If you do not want to do the full 11.2 miles, there will be an option to shuttle. Please choose whether you want to hike the full 11.2 miles in and out or shuttle to do one way so that carpooling can be planned accordingly.

Be sure to bring plenty of water and Deet! (there were a lots of ticks a few weeks ago when I did it).

Be sure to bring gas money for your driver if you carpool and for optional dinner/beverages after!

*Note* I will be at the trailhead as I am staying at Defeated Creek Saturday night. Steve will be leading the group from the Lebanon Home Depot.

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  • Patrick

    Emily---I thought you did a great job leading Sunday under initially brutal humid, then wet, rainy-muddy conditions with a group of diversely experienced hikers. Thanks...

    2 · July 23, 2013

    • Emily D.

      Haha thanks! I just wanted friends to hike with! No leading involved! If anything, Steve led the caravan from Nashville!

      July 23, 2013

  • Bonnie A


    July 22, 2013

  • Shelby S

    Enjoyed the hike Emily and thanks for hosting it. Challenging but a great area Ahhll be back to this one.

    3 · July 21, 2013

  • Emily D.

    Fun hike, guys! Glad y'all could make it!

    1 · July 21, 2013

    • Alisa

      Yes, great hike! Thank you Emily! :))

      1 · July 21, 2013

  • Emily D.

    Looks like the rain will miss us here. Bring rain gear just in case

    2 · July 20, 2013

    • Patrick

      Love the rains actually...Thanks Emily for arranging the well-timed downpour. :-)

      2 · July 21, 2013

    • Emily D.

      Lol thanks! You can always count on rain when you're hiking with Steve, Jeff, and me!

      1 · July 21, 2013

  • Michael H.

    I'm real close on time.

    July 21, 2013

  • Michael K.

    Janice & I will be taking the motorcycle out to Tater Knob, skipping the Lebanon carpool. The two of us need to hitch the short ride over to Defeated Creek if anyone would plz stop & pick us up! THANKS! Cell[masked]

    July 20, 2013

  • Michael K.

    will meet group at Tater Knob, only doing 5.6mi

    July 20, 2013

  • Allison C

    Sorry, my cousin will be here early afternoon.

    July 20, 2013

    • Emily D.

      Booo! We will miss you Allison

      July 20, 2013

  • Emily D.

    I'm heading into the campground area and will not have service but Steve can answer any questions. I look forward to seeing all of you in the morning!

    July 20, 2013

  • Giselle

    Bringing my doggy!

    July 20, 2013

  • Bonnie A

    I plan to do the whole 11.2 miles. Will wait at Home Depot in Lebanon. Can't wait.

    1 · July 19, 2013

  • Allison C

    My cousin might arrive & then I'll have to pull out...

    July 16, 2013

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