On this hike, cosponsored by TCWP and TNPS, we’ll start at Peavine Rd. and hike along Daddy’s Creek, staying mostly up on the bluffs. At the halfway point the trail drops to the creek, where we’ll eat lunch. We’ll see many rock formations and a wide array of flowers along this section of the Cumberland Trail (CT). We’ll end at the shuttle point near the Devil’s Breakfast Table area. This is a spot to see the federally listed Cumberland rosemary.
As usual, you may do this hike as an out-and-back, turning back to Peavine Rd. at any point to make a hike of the length you desire. See cumberlandtrail.org for a map and description of the Devil’s Breakfast Table Section of the CT.
We’ll meet for carpooling in Oak Ridge at the Gold’s Gym/Books-a-Million parking lot (at the section close to S. Illinois Avenue, near Salsarita’s) in time to leave at 8 a.m. Participants can also meet at the Marathon Station (52 Main St, Crab Orchard) at the Crab Orchard exit (329) off I-40 east of Crossville at 9 a.m. Central time, 10 a.m. Eastern .
The hike is 7.6 miles for those going the full distance, not including short side trails to overlooks. There are steep sections. The hike is rated difficult based on length and steepness. Bring water, a lunch, and bug spray. Pets are not permitted.
Your RSVP helps with planning. Contact Larry Pounds at 865-705-8516 or at PoundsL471@aol.com.