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Hiking Rules & Information


NOTE: Posted departure times mean PROMPT DEPARTURE. Plan to arrive 10-15 minutes early for carpools.

WEDNESDAY HIKE NOTE: Check the Blog each Tuesday Afternoon/Evening and Wednesday Morning Early; It May Be Necessary To Change Some Hikes. Contact Bill Harris at 931-484-9152 for Hike Information.


Saturday, January 31, 2015

Wednesday, January 28, 2015, Hike -- John Litton Loop


The John Litton loop is about a 7 mile long hike with some small waterfalls and some rock formations along the way. The trail is named for John Litton who settled in the area around 1900 and his dwelling and outbuildings are still standing. The hike is rated moderate. Depart from behind the Cracker Barrel at 8:00 am CT. Gas cost $5.00.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015, Hike -- Twin Arches Loop Hike, Big South Fork, Jamestown, TN




This is a 6 mile moderately strenuous hike due to the flights of stairs and the continual climb from Charit Creek. The Twin Arches are the largest arches in Big South Fork and quite possibly in the Eastern United States. The South Arch is the highest at 100 feet. After visiting the arches, we pass through several huge rock houses along the base of the cliffs as we wind our way to Jake’s Place, the remains of a mid-1800’s house and farm. Then we follow the creek to Charit Creek lodge where we will eat lunch. We ascend 500 ft. in almost a mile as we climb from Charit Creek, past the arches, and to the trailhead. Depart from Cracker Barrel at 8:00 am CT .  Carpool cost $5.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015, Hike -- Obed Gorge

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.

Thursday, February 12, 2015 -- Chapter Meeting

Time: 6:00 pm CT.

Place: First United Methodist Annex, 69 Neecham St, Crossville

Program: Friends of Cumberland Trail by Del Truitt

Dinner: La Costa's Restaurant, The Crossings, Crossville at 4:45 pm

Contact: Chapter Chair, Cheryl Heckler at thehecklers@charter.net, or 931-200-7436 for additional information.

Saturday, February 14, 2015, Hike -- Dicks Gap, Big South Fork, Stearns, KY