40 Hikes In Tennessee's South Cumberland Guide Book

by Russ Manning (The Mountaineers Books)
40 Hikes In Tennesseeand39;s South Cumberland  by Russ Manning

144pp/photos/maps
ISBN: 0898866375

This thorough guide will take you to the southern part of the Cumberland Plateau in Tennessee where you'll find deep, narrow gorges, numerous waterfalls, scenic overlooks, and lush forests. There are complete trail descriptions of 40 trails, along with information about the region's history, plants, animals, and geology. This rewarding collection covers such areas as the South Cumberland Recreation Area, Fall Creek Falls State Park, Prentice Cooper State Forest, and Virgin Falls Pocket Wilderness. In this guide you'll find hiking, camping, and picnicking in the best parts of the Cumberland Plateau with detailed information on each trail.

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Trails from the "40 Hikes In Tennessee's South Cumberland" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 40.
... Preview: The 4.0-mile Big Creek Gulf Trail and the 3.2-mile Big Creek Rim Trail form a loop that penetrates the remote country of this third gorge in the state natural area. Descending through the Great Stone ... From the guidebook "40 Hikes In Tennessee's South Cumberland"
Beersheba Springs, TN - Hiking - Trail Length: 7.2
... Preview: Along this trail, laced with wildflowers in spring, a stream emerges from the mountainside, cascades delicately, and drops into a dramatic limestone pit. Since the Bridal Veil Falls Trail is on the un ... From the guidebook "40 Hikes In Tennessee's South Cumberland"
Sewanee, TN - Hiking - Trail Length: 3
... Preview: Lost Cove Cave’s Buggytop Entrance is one of the plateau’s most impressive cave entrances, an 80-foot mouth carved out of a 150-foot cliff. On the way to the Buggytop trailhead, stop at the largest-kn ... From the guidebook "40 Hikes In Tennessee's South Cumberland"
Sewanee, TN - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.4
... Preview: This pleasant, easy walk swings around Byrd Lake, passes over the park’s old stone dam, and follows Byrd Creek below the dam into a luxuriant forest of hemlock and rhododendron. This is the best route ... From the guidebook "40 Hikes In Tennessee's South Cumberland"
Crossville, TN - Hiking - Trail Length: 4
... Preview: You can hang onto a cable as you progress down a 100-foot rugged rock chute to stand across the creek from the base of Rockhouse and Cane Creek Falls. From the guidebook "40 Hikes In Tennessee's South Cumberland"
Spencer, TN - Hiking - Trail Length: 0.4
... Preview: The 9.9-mile Collins Gulf Trail and the 1.6-mile Stagecoach Road Historic Trail combine with a short piece of the Connector Trail to make one of the most fascinating loop hikes on the South Cumberland ... From the guidebook "40 Hikes In Tennessee's South Cumberland"
Dunlap, TN - Hiking - Trail Length: 11.9
... Preview: The Connector Trail connects the major trails in the Savage Gulf State Natural Area and is the only trail giving access from one side of the natural area to the other, crossing the three main gulfs al ... From the guidebook "40 Hikes In Tennessee's South Cumberland"
Dunlap, TN - Hiking - Trail Length: 6.7
... Preview: From the Black Mountain state-registered natural area, where massive rock formations create a maze of passages, the Cumberland Trail follows the ridgeline of Black Mountain and Brady Mountain for dist ... From the guidebook "40 Hikes In Tennessee's South Cumberland"
Rockwood, TN - Hiking - Trail Length: 11.7
... Preview: Numerous cascading streams, tall bluffs with rock formations, and spectacular views of the Tennessee River Gorge adorn this section of the Cumberland Trail through Prentice Cooper State Forest, named ... From the guidebook "40 Hikes In Tennessee's South Cumberland"
Chattanooga, TN - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 13.7
... Preview: This trail creates an 8.8-mile loop with the Grundy Forest Day Loop and the Fiery Gizzard Trail, offering great views along the way, including Werner Point Overlook. The Werner family operated the W ... From the guidebook "40 Hikes In Tennessee's South Cumberland"
Tracy City, TN - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.6
... Preview: On this trail you’ll wind down into Fall Creek Gorge and stand at the base of the 256-foot-high Fall Creek Falls, the tallest waterfall in the eastern United States. From the guidebook "40 Hikes In Tennessee's South Cumberland"
Spencer, TN - Hiking - Trail Length: 0.8
... Preview: The Fiery Gizzard Trail is one of the more interesting and challenging trails in the Southeast. Along the way, Big Fiery Gizzard Creek pours through the slot of Black Canyon, the pillars of Chimney Ro ... From the guidebook "40 Hikes In Tennessee's South Cumberland"
Tracy City, TN - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 12.5
... Preview: This trail leads down to the base of 60-foot Foster Falls in a steep-walled gorge and then continues west, providing access to the gorge wall for rock climbers before connecting with the Fiery Gizzard ... From the guidebook "40 Hikes In Tennessee's South Cumberland"
Tracy City, TN - Hiking - Trail Length: 2
... Preview: Franklin State Forest was established in 1936 from 6,941 acres purchased from the Cross Creek Coal Company, which operated in the South Cumberland region. Soon after, the CCC entered the area to const ... From the guidebook "40 Hikes In Tennessee's South Cumberland"
Sewanee, TN - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 22.2
... Preview: This loop swings by the site of the Gilbert Gaul Homestead. A painter, Gaul came to the Fall Creek Falls area of Tennessee while in his twenties, inheriting land from an uncle. At the homestead, he bu ... From the guidebook "40 Hikes In Tennessee's South Cumberland"
Spencer, TN - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.5
... Preview: The 0.8-mile Woodland Trail and the 0.7-mile Gorge Overlook Trail combine to make a 2-mile round-trip hike from the Nature Center. The route takes you over Cane Creek Cascade on a suspension bridge, a ... From the guidebook "40 Hikes In Tennessee's South Cumberland"
Spencer, TN - Hiking - Trail Length: 2
... Preview: This trail combination features Upper and Lower Greeter Falls and Boardtree Falls and a walk to one of the best views in the natural area. Greeter Falls was named for the Greeter Family, who sold the ... From the guidebook "40 Hikes In Tennessee's South Cumberland"
Beersheba Springs, TN - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.8
... Preview: This trail into the head of Gizzard Cove meanders through giant hemlocks and offers views of waterfalls, cascades, and the junction of the Big and Little Fiery Gizzard Creeks. In spring, the area flau ... From the guidebook "40 Hikes In Tennessee's South Cumberland"
Tracy City, TN - Hiking - Trail Length: 2
... Preview: The trail through the Laurel–Snow Pocket Wilderness leads to two waterfalls and two panoramic overlooks of the Great Valley of East Tennessee. The Richland Creek watershed was once a thriving coal-pro ... From the guidebook "40 Hikes In Tennessee's South Cumberland"
Dayton, TN - Hiking - Trail Length: 10.5
... Preview: This short loop descends to an overlook of Laurel Falls, where Laurel Creek drops 25 feet into a pool below a lip of rock with a hollowed-out amphitheater behind. At the site of the Laurel Mill, you’l ... From the guidebook "40 Hikes In Tennessee's South Cumberland"
Beersheba Springs, TN - Hiking - Trail Length: 0.3