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 Attention all hikers starting Mar 1st use the TTA website "Plateau page" https://tennesseetrails.org/chapters/plateau-chapter/   

 


has all our hikes listed on the Plateau Chaper Page.  Copy the attached web address into your browser and bookmark it. Starting in March I will no longer maintain the blog.

 

FEBRUARY 2021 HIKES

Wednesday February 24 -   Cloudland 

Canyon - Rising Fawn, Georgia. 

Located on the western edge of 

Lookout Mountain, this is one of 

the most scenic parks in Georgia, 

offering rugged geology and 

beautiful vistas. The park straddles

 a deep gorge cut into the mountain 

by Sitton Gulch Creek with elevations

 from 800 to 1,980 feet. Short Hike:  

5 mile moderate to strenuous loop 

hike on West Rim and Waterfall trail. 

 Long Hike: This is a moderate to

 strenuous 8 total mile hike.  The

 hike is along the West Rim and 

Waterfalls Trail and includes a 

600-step staircase on the way to 

two waterfalls cascading over 

layers of sandstone and shale into 

pools below.  Plus the 3 mile 

Overlook Trail in/out. The driving 

time from Crossville is a little over

 2 hours. Gas cost $9.  Bring water,

lunch, and snacks.   Depart 7:30 

AM CT from Central Baptist Church,

1346 S Main St, Crossville, TN.  For 

additional information, contact the 

hike coordinator  email  

plateauhikes@tennesseetrails.org.  


Saturday February 27 - Lilly Bluff/

Point Trail/Boulder Field Trails. 


Short Hike: This is a moderate 5 mile 

in/out hike from the upper parking lot 

thru the woods to a point overlooking 

the merger of two rivers. Long Hike: 

8 mi moderate. From the bridge parking 

area we'll climb to Lilly Bluff Overlook 

then out the Point trail to another Overlook. 

We can add the below the bluff trail before 

retracing our steps to wander thru a giant 

boulder field. Pack water, snacks and lunch. 

Depart VF Outlet mall West parking lot on 

Interstate Dr, Crossville at 8am CT.  Gas 

cost $4.00. For additional information, 

contact the hike coordinator  email  

plateauhikes@tennesseetrails.org.  


FEBRUARY 2021 HIKES

 Wednesday February 3 - Big 

South Fork, John Litton Farm, Jamestown, TN

.
The John Litton 

loop is about a 7 mile 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.  Short 

Hike: 4.2 mile loop.  Short car shuttle.   

 Long Hike: 7 moderate miles in/out.  

Depart 8 am CT from the Crossville 

Cracker Barrel rear parking lot.  

Gas cost is $6.  Don’t forget tick/bug 

spray and sunscreen. Pack water, snacks 

and lunch.  For additional information 

contact the hike coordinator email

 plateauhikes@tennesseetrails.org


Wednesday February 10 - Savage Gulf - 

Greeter Falls, Ranger Falls, Stone Door, 

Beersheba Springs, TN.

 
A shuttle will be required.

Short Hike:  1.1mi Greeter Fall loop 

easy.  Drive cars to the Stone Door 

Trailhead. Hike the .3 mi to Laurel 

Falls and .9 mi in/out thru the Stone 

Door.  Long Hike:  This is a 8 mile

 moderate sometimes strenuous 

thru hike. The hike will start at 

Greeter Falls Trailhead and then 

continue along the Big Creek Rim.

 We will end at the Stone Door 

Trailhead Ranger Station. Depart 

8am CT from Tractor Supply, 

West Ave, Crossville.  Bring lunch,

 water and snack. Don’t forget

 tick/bug spray and sunscreen. 

Gas cost is $6.  For additional 

information, contact the hike 

coordinator, email 

plateauhikes@tennesseetrails.org. 


Saturday February 13 - Cumberland 

Trail - CT Laurel Falls - Buzzards Point -

Snow Falls Trail, Dayton, TN. 

Short Hike Options:  2.1 miles 

one-way to 150-foot bridge; Laurel

 Falls 2.4 miles one-way; Bryan 

overlook is 3.3 miles one-way. 

 Long Hike: Snow Falls spur 4.9 miles 

one-way passing side trails to 

Dunn Overlook and Buzzard Point 

on the way to Snow Falls (9.8 mi 

total).  There are some short 

strenuous portions uphill.  Depart

 8 am CT from Central Baptist Church,

1346 S Main St, Crossville, TN.

Gas cost is $7.  Don’t forget 

tick/bug spray and sunscreen.  

Pack water, snacks and lunch.  

For additional information contact

 the hike coordinator email  

plateauhikes@tennesseetrails.org.


Wednesday February 17 - Cumberland 

Trail - Hebbetsburg Section, Crab Orchard, TN.



Shuttle required for this hike.  Short Hike:

3.5 moderate miles from Keys Rd to the yellow 

gate.  Long Hike: 7 moderate miles

 from Keyes Rd to the power lines.  

Includes river side walk, nice rock 

formations, and rock houses. 

Non-FFG hikers depart from VF

 Outlet Mall west parking lot on 

Interstate Dr, Crossville at 8am CT.  

FFG hikers meet in FFG at the 4-Way 

STOP at 8:15am CT, where they will 

meet the hikers from Crossville. GAS 

cost $2.  Pack water, snacks and 

lunch.  For additional information 

contact the hike coordinator email

 plateauhikes@tennesseetrails.org.


Wednesday February 24 -   Cloudland 

Canyon - Rising Fawn, Georgia. 

Located on the western edge of 

Lookout Mountain, this is one of 

the most scenic parks in Georgia, 

offering rugged geology and 

beautiful vistas. The park straddles

 a deep gorge cut into the mountain 

by Sitton Gulch Creek with elevations

 from 800 to 1,980 feet. Short Hike:  

5 mile moderate to strenuous loop 

hike on West Rim and Waterfall trail. 

 Long Hike: This is a moderate to

 strenuous 8 total mile hike.  The

 hike is along the West Rim and 

Waterfalls Trail and includes a 

600-step staircase on the way to 

two waterfalls cascading over 

layers of sandstone and shale into 

pools below.  Plus the 3 mile 

Overlook Trail in/out. The driving 

time from Crossville is a little over

 2 hours. Gas cost $9.  Bring water,

lunch, and snacks.   Depart 7:30 

AM CT from Central Baptist Church,

1346 S Main St, Crossville, TN.  For 

additional information, contact the 

hike coordinator  email  

plateauhikes@tennesseetrails.org.  


Saturday February 27 - Lilly Bluff/

Point Trail/Boulder Field Trails. 


Short Hike: This is a moderate 5 mile 

in/out hike from the upper parking lot 

thru the woods to a point overlooking 

the merger of two rivers. Long Hike: 

8 mi moderate. From the bridge parking 

area we'll climb to Lilly Bluff Overlook 

then out the Point trail to another Overlook. 

We can add the below the bluff trail before 

retracing our steps to wander thru a giant 

boulder field. Pack water, snacks and lunch. 

Depart VF Outlet mall West parking lot on 

Interstate Dr, Crossville at 8am CT.  Gas 

cost $4.00. For additional information, 

contact the hike coordinator  email  

plateauhikes@tennesseetrails.org.  


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