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Hiking Club

Wednesday Hike: Rock Creek Gorge

  • 12/27/2023
  • 9:15 AM
  • Retro Hughes trailhead, Graysville, TN


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This subsection of the Three Gorges Segment of the Cumberland Trail will be hiked from south to north, starting at the Retro-Hughes trailhead. After walking on the plateau for about 1.5 miles, we descend into Rock Creek Gorge, passing mossy sandstone bluffs. We will cross Rock Creek on a beautiful 80 ft. bridge and make several other branch crossings on bridges. Our turn-around point will be the Legget Point Overlook for a total hike of about 11.5 miles. Rated difficult. Meet at the Lowes in Harriman, (1800 Roane State Hwy. off of 1-40 Midtown, exit 350). Plan to leave Lowes at 7:45 am for a 1 hr 20 minute drive to the trailhead. Or, meet at the Retro Hughes trailhead ready to hike at 9:15 am. Carpool riders plan to pay drivers $8.70 ($0.07 X 124 mi).

Leader: Larry Johnson

Leader contact information is included under Additional Information in the email you receive after registration.

For information about the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, visit the NPS website or call the information line at (865) 436-1200.

Smoky Mountains Hiking Club

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Knoxville, TN 37950-1592

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