Cherokee Hiking Club
198 Crews Drive, Benton, TN 37307
Section of the Cumberland Trail Dayhike
Saturday, May 7, 2011
Brief Description: We will hike from Newby Branch Forest Camp on Walden's Ridge downhill to the picnic area at Shut-In Gap near Spring City. A car shuttle is required. The hike has less then 500-ft elevation change as we hike along the Piney River's many cascades. The hike is 8.5 miles in length, rated moderate because of the length. Good information on the hike can also be accessed on the CT website http://www.cumberlandtrail.org/piney.html. After the hike, we will eat dinner at the Red Barn Restaurant in Spring City.
Leader: Richard Harris, 423-253-6358 home, 513-260-1184 cell, HarrisRi@aol.com. Please notify Rick if you are coming by Friday, the day before.
Difficulty: Moderate, 8.5 miles
Directions to the Trailhead: Meet at the back parking lot of the McDonalds at TN68 exit on I-75 (Exit 60) at 8AM or at the back parking lot of the Spring City McDonalds at 8:30 AM.
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