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This is 8 mile hike and is rated moderate to difficult due to the steep climb at the end of the hike. The trail follows the banks of Rock Creek, a tributary of the Big South Fork River. It also overlaps parts of the John Muir and Sheltowee Trace Trails. The trail follows part of the old Stearns Logging Railroad along Massey Branch. Depart at 8:00 am CT behind Cracker Barrel. Gas cost $6.
Place: First United Methodist Church Annex, 69 Neecham Street, Crossville.
Program: Wildflowers & Native TN Plants by Karla Miller.
Dinner: LaCosta Mexican Restaurant, 138 The Crossings, Crossville at 5:00 pm
Contact Chapter Chair, Cheryl Heckler at firstname.lastname@example.org or 931-456-6437 for additional information.
Saturday, February 22, 2014, Hike -- Savage Gulf History Hike, Savage Gulf SNA, Beersheba Springs, TN (Joint hike with Upper Cumberland Chapter)
This hike is 6 moderate to difficult miles due to rocky terrain. It includes nice overlooks and cliffs. Depart from the Vanity Fair parking lot at 8:00 am CT. Gas cost is $5.
Saturday, February 1, 2014, Hike -- Middle Creek, Slave Falls, Needle Arch Loop, Big South Fork, Jamestown
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Are you planning to stay the overnight at a campsite on the trail? If so, please use the new trailhead parking registration process on this site. By registering in advance, the CT park rangers will know that your car isn’t abandoned and that a hiking party is out on the trail. Simply go to this page (http://www.friendsofthecumberlandtrail.org/camping/) and submit your form and the CT staff will get your information.