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.
Smoky Mountains Hiking Club
PO Box 51592
Knoxville, TN 37950-1592