Connector Trail

South Cumberland Recreation Area, Tennessee

Distance5.7mi
Elevation Gain2,819ft
Trailhead Elevation1,202ft
Top1,807ft
Elevation Min/Max1006/1807ft
Elevation Start/End1202/1202ft

Connector Trail

Connector Trail is a hiking trail in Grundy County, Tennessee. It is within South Cumberland Recreation Area. It is 5.7 miles long and begins at 1,202 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 11.6 miles with a total elevation gain of 2,819 feet. This trail connects with the following: North Plateau, Collins Gulf Trail, Stagecoach Road Historic Trail and North Rim Trail.

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9/28/2010
This is truly the connector trail. I have done the entire trail in sections. The bottom part towards the stone door is fairly easy with lots of views and bridges. The end toward Hobbs cabin is tough tough with a climb and boulder field to navigate.
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1/8/2007
We began our trek at the Savage Gulf Ranger's Station. We camped at Stage Road Campground and descended into the gulf by way of the Stage Coach Road Trail. We got on the Connector Trail at Sawmill Camp. From there, the trail takes you down hill until you reach Big Creek. There is a very nice swinging bridge that spans Big Creek. After you cross the creek, the trail begins to ascend the north side of the gulf giving the hiker a very scenic view of the gulf. At times the ascent is very strenuous, but there are places that have a slow ascent so you can catch your breath. There are two good places to get water: Big Creek (at the bottom of the gulf) and Laurel Creek. It was a good hike. I'd certainly do it again.
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2/24/2006
This is a great hiking trail, but it is difficult. I started at the Stone Door, 1.9 miles from the beginning of the Connector Trail. The descent to the trailhead is the toughest part of the trail, but I did not go all the way to the end as I was day hiking. I made it to the Sawmill campsite and then turned back. My GPS indicated 11 miles total. Going to Hobbs Cabin would be about 17 miles round trip. I took a nap at the Cator Cabin. Sweet Spot. Saw nobody except at Stone Door. Enjoyed the river crossings over the bridges. Trail is in good shape and is well marked.
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South Cumberland Recreation Area
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South Cumberland Recreation Area
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Savage Gulf State Natural Area
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Dec 2018