cumberland trail: obed river

Mile 12.4 (1.7) Leave the road on the left to go around a slide area. Hikers must wear florescent clothing to maintain visibility to hunters in the area during hunting seasons. Continue seven miles through Catoosa WMA and turn left at intersection with large sign to exit the WMA on Nemo Road. Highlights include views from overlooks, rock formations, and swimming holes. Miners used large machinery to first remove soil and rock (which you are hiking on) to expose the coal seam. Cross a sturdy 120-foot one-lane bridge with wood decking and no guardrails over Daddys Creek. Alley Ford Trail is a 5.3 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Wartburg, Tennessee that features a river and is rated as moderate. At the paved road, turn right 120 ft to Nemo Trailhead parking and information kiosk. These can be small pockets or large rooms found below the rim of the plateau. Mile 3.2 (10.9)  Descend a rocky talus slope as the trail makes a couple of switchback turns. At the bottom, turn right on an old railroad bed. Even now, much of the land to be acquired and included in the Obed WSR remains in private ownership due to lack of funding for these land purchases. The following detailed topographic maps of the trail were created using TOPO! Mile 10.3 (3.8) Turn left onto an old roadbed, and descend 110 ft to turn right off the road. Cumberland Trail: Obed River Section. Proceed another 11 miles after entering the WMA to Daddys Creek and the Devils Breakfast Table. The Obed Wild and Scenic River looks much the same today as it did when the first white settlers strolled its banks in the late 1700s. The hemlock woolly adelgid, a non-native insect accidentally introduced from Asia in 1924, has made its way to this area of the state and is killing the hemlock trees. Tennessee Citizens for Wilderness Planning (TCWP) and Obed Wild and Scenic River will be hosting the annual Cumberland Trail work day on Saturday, March 21. ), Bridge at Devil’s Breakfast Table / Daddys Creek Trailhead. This upland area of the Cumberland Plateau has many dead pine trees standing or fallen due to a pine beetle infestation; estimates are that from 1996 to 2000 over 10,000 acres were affected by the infestation. Mile 1.0 (13.1)  At a trail intersection, a side path on the left leads 170 feet to Blueberry Bluff. Click to Enlarge. 1,266′ N36°03.523 W84°47.548) (Trailhead is in Central Time Zone) No overnight parking. The trail makes “S” curves out of the Obed River Gorge to top of the plateau. Mile 4.7 (9.4)  The trail intersects another railroad bed but stay straight. Notice the rock foundations that once supported a railroad bridge crossing of the stream. Passing through lands surrounding the federally designated Obed Wild and Scenic River, this segment of the Cumberland Trail will connect with the proposed Crab Orchard Mountain Segment to the south and the Frozen Head Segment to the north, when connecting trail is completed. 5 Other Attractions within 0.75 miles. Mile 9.7 (4.4)  Dip through where another ATV road intersects the trail; follow the trail to the left for 0.1 mile, then turn right into woods, leaving the road. Mile 6.2 (7.9) Leave the railroad bed to the right and ascend through a rocky area. Mile 14.1 (0.0) Enter Rock Creek Campground at a trail mileage sign. Black Mountain is a high-elevation site that serves as midpoint of the linear Cumberland Trail State Park. The contribution was part of the Cumberland Trail Conferences 2000 Capital Campaign to purchase the gorges of Rock, Possum, and Soddy Creeks in Hamilton County. The campsites are first-come, first-served, with 11 spaces available. Turn left at Main and Maiden (right to visit the OWSR Headquarters) and continue 5.5 miles to the Nemo Picnic Area and River Access parking or cross Nemo Bridge and turn right to Rock Creek Campground and the Nemo Trailhead. For camping, reservations must be made through recreation.gov. The trail leaves the railbed and descends rock steps on the left. This iconic bluff is what the Cumberland Trail is all about. Passing through lands surrounding the federally designated Obed Wild and Scenic River, this segment of the Cumberland Trail will connect with the proposed Crab Orchard Mountain Segment to the south and the Frozen Head Segment to the north, when connecting trail is completed. This is one of the few places that has reliable water, but treat all water before drinking. Hunting: Sections on the Cumberland Trail Section close in the Catoosa WMA during big game hunts and during February and March. This is also the boundary of Catoosa WMA managed by TWRA as the CT enters the corridor of the Obed Wild and Scenic River managed by the National Park Service. This area is also popular with people swimming and fishing during the summer months. Ruby Tuesday (103) Mile 1.6 (12.5) The trail reaches another side trail on the left that leads 400 ft to Morgans Overlook with views north up Daddy’s Creek Gorge. The Obed Wild and Scenic River Segment covers 15.3 miles of rugged terrain along the Cumberland Trail. The loop nature trail is 0.7 mile and on one side shares the CT into Rock Creek Campground. Mile 1.9 (12.2)  Moderately descend to below the bluff wall through a break. In the spring and summer, blue herons and belted kingfishers hunt for small fish and frogs along the river’s edge. Turn left to take an eroded roadbed 0.2 mile to Alley Ford. Hikers must wear florescent clothing to maintain visibility to hunters in the area during hunting seasons. Mile 0.4 (13.7) Cross a rock field formed by sandstone that sheers off the bluff. 4.0 (2) Areas. With popular support to preserve the river, and TCWP’s sound economic analysis, TVA dropped the dam proposal for Alley Ford. This process is much more destructive than the shaft mining technique, but requires fewer workers and mines more coal. Overview: The northern end of this section can be reached from Wartburg on Catoosa Road to Nemo Bridge. The Rain House is the largest rock shelter on this section of trail. There are no amenities other than vault toilets. Volunteers should meet at Rock Creek Campground at 10:00 a.m. (EST). Difficulty:  Strenuous #cumberlandtra, First Amazing Capture Soddy Daisy... 2nd Stinging, This is something we want to see more of. (Richie) Southern Terminus:  Devil’s Breakfast Table Trailhead on Firetower Road at (El. The trail below the bluff through the ravine forest of the creek and river gorges is much different from the upland trail. Obed Mile 4.8 (9.3)  Cross a 26-foot-long bridge over an unnamed branch of the Obed. Mile 2.9 (11.2) The trail joins an old roadbed that was probably a logging road used in the early 1900s when this area was timbered. If you see issues report them at cumberland.trail@tn.gov or 423-566-2229 (M-F 8am – 4:30pm ET). The sandstone rock is also good building material for the many rock steps along this section. Cats tha, #cumberlandtrail #ctc #webuildtrails @hikemoc, Beautiful Black Mountain #cumberlandtrail #ctc #we, Keep an eye out for Woodland Sunflowers while out, Mimosa quadrivalvis, known as fourvalve mimosa, se, ❤️ @spriggsjoey @nnspriggs (please tag photogr, © Copyright 2020 - Cumberland Trails Conference. Observe hunting calendar before hiking in Catoosa WMA. (Richie), Obed River Section (Don Deakins) Volunteers should meet at Rock Creek Campground at 10:00 am (ET). Take I-40 Exit 347 and go north on Hwy 27 through Harriman. When the white man arrived, long-hunters also used the rock houses as shelter. The trail turns left back onto the railroad bed. #cumberlandtrail Notice the rock foundations that once supported a railroad bridge crossing of the stream. Birdwatching is also a fun activity, particularly during the migratory seasons. As you come into Catoosa along Firetower Road, information signs identify these areas. As the trail continues along the bluff, a large grove of hemlocks stands on the left. This is the first of many rock shelters as the trail skirts below the bluff. The Obed WSR sports several unique trails for hikers, most notably the Point Trail and a portion of the Cumberland Trail. Looking north. The river valleys are dotted with huge boulders that have broken from the cliff faces. Hikers may NOT drive into Devil’s Breakfast Table trailhead during any hunting day. (Note: Fire Tower/Otter Creek Road becomes Hebbertsburg Road after crossing the bridge over Daddys Creek. Mile 13.5 (0.6)  Cross a footbridge over a drainage. This section of the Cumberland Trail is rated difficult due to the many climbs in and out of the Daddys Creek and Obed River Gorges. Hunting Seasons: In general, hunting dates follow this schedule: Mid-October through December various long weekends (Fri – Sun) February and March for all users (roads are gated, not allowing motorized vehicles). Many of the large hemlocks remain due to the difficulty of getting to them by the loggers. The Obed River Park is a gem of Cumberland County! Obed River Park Trails. Looking north. The reason for these pins is unknown but presumably had something to do with the mining. These rockslides were not uncommon, but when the rail line was operating, they were quickly cleared so the coal and lumber could get through. Breakaway Bluff (Mark Stanfill) Even though many escaped the saw, it is doubtful that these trees will be around much longer. Mile 7.2 (6.9) Cross an old roadbed and continue ascending. Mile 5.9 (8.2)  The trail stays along the Obed River for the next quarter mile where there are nice beaches and swimming holes. Mile 0.7 (13.4) A “rock house” is on the right. While this trail is now part of the CT, it has historically been called “Piney River Trail.” Mile 4.8 (9.3) Cross a 26-foot-long bridge over an unnamed branch of the Obed. Mile 7.1 (7.0) Descend to a small stream, then follow the trail climbing to the right. Mile 9.7 (4.4) Dip through where another ATV road intersects the trail; follow the trail to the left for 0.1 mile, then turn right into woods, leaving the road. Continue descending to the Obed River. The trail remains on the railbed for the next 1.4 miles. Rock steps go back up to another railroad bed; turn left. The trail is primarily used for walking and nature trips and is accessible year-round. Mile 0.2 (13.9)  The trail comes out on Firetower Road; go left 70 ft and enter woods across the road. Go one mile and turn left on Hebbertsburg Road (no sign) and drive 2.5 miles to Devils Breakfast Table and Daddy’s Creek Trailhead parking. Soon after another roadbed intersects the trail on the left, continue straight. Emory River Gorge section of the Cumberland Trail (a moderate 2.6-mile hiking trail) To learn more about the Obed Trail Keeper program, contact the park volunteer coordinator at: effie_houston@nps.gov, or (423) 569-9778. Elevation Change: 1,200 feet gain and loss. St Raphael Meditation Trail. The trail continues on the strip mine berm with the high wall on the right. Later more advanced tribes, with developed agriculture, used the region as a seasonal hunting and fishing ground and often camped in these shelters. Bridge over Turkey Creek (Mark Stanfill). Mile 1.0 (13.1) At a trail intersection, a side path on the left leads 170 feet to Blueberry Bluff. The trail is primarily used for hiking, rock climbing, camping, and nature trips and is best used from March until September. Catoosa Oak Savannah Recovery Area (Mark Stanfill). Mile 11.4 (2.7) A homemade “No Camping” sign reminds hikers that no camping is allowed. Continue 19 miles to Wartburg. Cautions:  Many ascents and descents on loose rock steps; tall ledges at overlooks. This segment of the Cumberland Trail was one of several pocket wilderness areas developed by the Hiwassee Land Company of the Bowater Southern Paper Corporation and later deeded to the State of Tennessee. Obed River is a stream draining a part of the Cumberland Plateau in Tennessee.It, and particularly its tributaries, are important streams for whitewater enthusiasts.. Mile 12.1 (2.0)  Reach top of a berm from the strip mine and cross a small footbridge over mine drainage. The trail is lined with mountain laurel that blooms in May and June. Distance: 1.3 miles one-way Difficulty: Easy Elevation Change: 450 feet gain and loss Cautions: No access on the northern end of completed section. Mile 6.5 (7.6) At the top of the climb stands Anvil Rock on the right, a stacked rock formation appropriately named by CT volunteers. From Oliver Springs, the trail followed Walden Ridge northeast through Lake City into Caryville, where it joins the current … Our Trail Crew is BadAss! Most of the Obed River Section is within the 82,000-acre Catoosa Wildlife Management Area (WMA) located in Cumberland and Morgan Counties, which is managed by the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA). Eventually the Cumberland Trail (CT) will pass through the river’s Nemo Access on its way from Cumberland Gap in the northeast to Chattanooga in the southeast. Take I-40 Exit 322, go north on Peavine Road/101 North for 1.8 miles to Firetower Road. TWRA is in the process of converting many of these areas to an oak savanna, such as it was many years before European settlers arrived. The Table is easier to see in winter when the surrounding trees have no leaves. Plantation Trail. Maryetta Trail. down load the Hunters guide from the TWRA web site HERE. —Mark Stanfill, State Parks Trails Administrator, Cumberland Trail State Scenic Trail; CT Trail Volunteer & Wagon Master and former CTC Programs & Volunteer Coordinator, DEVIL’S BREAKFAST TABLE The trail below the bluff through the ravine forest of the creek and river gorges is much different from the upland trail. Tennessee Citizens for Wilderness Planning (TCWP) and Obed Wild and Scenic River will be hosting the annual Cumberland Trail Work Day on Saturday, February 20. Difficulty: Strenuous Looking north. Mountain laurel and blueberry bushes grow on both sides of the trail. Woodlawn Loop Trail Mile 2.7 (11.4) Pass another rock shelter. Legend has it that the Obed was named after Obediah Terrell, a longhunter who passed through the area in the late 18th century. The remaining trail to Alley Ford was built by CTC, and Breakaway™ college student volunteers. At the bottom, turn right on an old railroad bed. It will quickly become apparent why this segment is rated difficult and was given the name “trail of a thousand steps” by students on one of the first Spring BreakAway programs that worked in this section. ”. This was a section of a narrow-gauge extension of the Morgan and Fentress from Turkey Creek that extended eastward back into the Catoosa area to a point opposite the mouth of the Clear Fork River. —Mark Stanfill. The trail makes “S” curves out of the Obed River Gorge to top of the plateau. The rock formation is said to have been named by one of the first settlers to the area in the early 1800s who said “Only the Devil would eat breakfast on a table like that,” referring to how it seems that the tabletop rock is barely balanced on the supporting rock and might at any moment tip over. To stay on the CT, continue straight; another rock shelter is just past the nature trail turnoff. Mile 8.1 (6.0) Cross a small stream and ascend back onto road; go left. Obed Wild and Scenic River Segment. According to the 2016-2017 TWRA Hunting Guide, page 56, Catoosa WMA is now open year-round for through hiking on the Cumberland Trail. However, hikers may not drive into the Catoosa WMA during hunting days. Mile 11.4 (2.7)  A homemade “No Camping” sign reminds hikers that no camping is allowed. Mile 10.9 (3.2)  Leave the rocky area and begin to descend on gradual switchbacks. The trail goes through house-size sandstone boulders. Mile 4.7 (9.4) The trail intersects another railroad bed but stay straight. You may find other sections of the Cumberland Trail at the Cumberland Gap National Park, the Tennessee River Gorge Segment in Prentice Cooper State Forest, and the Obed Wild and Scenic River Segment in the Obed River Gorge and Catoosa WMA. Proceed another 11 miles after entering the WMA to Daddys Creek and the Devils Breakfast Table. Daddy’s Creek Gorge can be seen from the overlook; the creek drains eastward to the Obed River. The trail with two big boulders across from the parking area is not he CT. Turn left to take an eroded roadbed 0.2 mile to Alley Ford. When first conceived, the Cumberland Trail was expected to turn south from the Obed River and run through the Lone Mountain State Forest. Mile 7.5 (6.6) Turn left into the woods. Lake Alice Trail. The rock walls that form the canyons in Clear Creek and the Obed River … Mile 13.7 (0.4) Arrive at a junction with the Emory River Nature Trail. When some of these affected areas were logged and burned, the sites revealed the presence of native warm season grasses that appeared with the increased sun exposure. Then the trail works down into the gorge of Daddy's Creek as it winds its way steadily north to join the Obed River and connect with the Nemo Bridge Trail. Passing through lands surrounding the federally... Cumberland Trail - Obed Wild & Scenic River Segment Site Managed by Legacy Parks Foundation These talus slopes of rock are usually found at breaks in the bluff wall or along water drainages. Obed River Park Walking Trail Back Open May 1, 2020 in News After weeks of storm clean-up, the Obed River Park Walking trail is back open for use! This iconic bluff is what the Cumberland Trail is all about. 1,266′ N36°03.523 W84°47.548) (Trailhead is in Central Time Zone) No overnight parking. A plaque on the bridge honors Janet Roe Parvin and Bret Edward Parvin. During the years of logging, the Tennessee Mineral & Lumber Co. began leasing lands after the timber was removed and suitable for crops and livestock grazing. Mile 12.3 (1.8)  The trail leaves the berm onto a road after crossing the small footbridge over mine drainage. The plateau was so valued for its rich game resources, the Shawnees, Chickasaws, Choctaws, and Cherokees often disputed over hunting rights. Please keep in mind that common areas are still closed due to extensive storm damage in some of those areas. The National Park Service is launching a program for people to pitch in! The CT is open year-round in the corridor of the national river from Alley Ford to Nemo Bridge. Mile 10.1 (4.0) Turn left onto a roadbed; proceed 250 ft to turn left off the road. Elevation Change: 1,200 feet gain and loss Rock houses are formed when weaker rock erodes from the underside of the harder sandstone cap rock. Follow the Justin P. Wilson Cumberland Trail and Obed Wild & Scenic River National Headquarters signs on Main Street. The first inhabitants of hunter/gatherers lived in these rock houses. Mile 7.1 (7.0)  Descend to a small stream, then follow the trail climbing to the right. Day after day they go ou, @peytongupton Peavine to McGinnis Branch to, @waterfallshiker #cumberlandtrail #ctc #piney, Black eyed Susan It was a less costly process of extracting coal than the traditional coal mine. As an exception, this area was used as a backcountry camping area for volunteers who were building this section of trail in 2000 and 2001; as a rule, backcountry camping is not allowed in the Catoosa WMA. Mile 4.5 (9.6) Leave the railbed to the left and descend into Turkey Creek drainage. Other parts of the trail cross over the Cumberland Mountains in La Follette (on McCloud Mountain) and Jacksboro, as well as the Cumberland Gap National Historic Park. These can be small pockets or large rooms found below the rim of the plateau. These trees flourish in the moist cool areas that are created in the deep coves of the gorge. This is one of the few places that has reliable water, but treat all water before drinking. A side trail on the left leads 120 ft to “Ohmygod” overlook. Mile 13.5 (0.6) Cross a footbridge over a drainage. The Country Cupboard (27) 11 min $ American. One of these is near Nemo where the Cumberland Trail crosses the Emory River. Elevation Change:  1,200 feet gain and loss The rhododendron are full of blooms in June. The restoration of the oak savanna will create habitat for wildlife and improve the soil. Miners used large machinery to first remove soil and rock (which you are hiking on) to expose the coal seam. Stay on the road for the next mile. The nature trail leaves the CT at this point to the left and loops down to the Emory River where will come out at Rock Creek Campground. The southern end of this section can be reached by entering the Catoosa WMA on Firetower Road. As a result of a flood that destroyed the bridge at Nemo, and also the Great Depression, mining and lumbering operations were suspended. Distance:  14.1 miles one-way People who … Rarely, you may also get a glimpse of river otter and mink on the river banks or swimming in the pools of water, hunting for fish. This process is much more destructive than the shaft mining technique, but requires fewer workers and mines more coal. As of 2016 hunting season the CT through CWMA is open for thru hiking year-round. Mile 4.2 (9.9) A coal mine shaft is to the right. Our Trail Crew is BadAss! The trail climbs up and down through rock talus fields for the next mile. Obed River Section. From the East, take State Route 62 West, then veer to the right onto State Route 27. Mile 10.4 (3.7)  The Obed River is on the left with a beach area and easy access to water. The Cumberland Trail mileage sign is located 50 ft up the trail and then the trail kiosk in another 100 ft. Continue to a four-way stop and go straight. Daddy’s Creek Gorge can be seen from the overlook; the creek drains eastward to the Obed River. Mile 10.1 (4.0)  Turn left onto a roadbed; proceed 250 ft to turn left off the road. Still amazing! Mile 7.2 (6.9)  Cross an old roadbed and continue ascending. Stay on the road for the next mile. As an incentive, donors could have a plaque placed on a bridge of their choosing. Obed River 1 (Don Deakins and Tom Dunigan) Obed River 2 (Don Deakins and Tom Dunigan) Obed River 3 (Don Deakins and Tom Dunigan) Obed River 4 (Don Deakins and Tom Dunigan) Back then, the Obed watershed was little explored and unknown to all but adventurous paddlers. Mile 13.7 (0.4)  Arrive at a junction with the Emory River Nature Trail. Distance: 14.1 miles one-way. Drive an additional two miles to the Rock Creek Campground and Nemo Trailhead on the left or continue across the bridge to the Nemo Picnic Area and River Access parking. Tad and Diane Parvin are long-time active members of the Plateau Chapter of Tennessee Trails Association and Cumberland Trail Conference supporters who made a very generous memorial contribution in memory of Tad’s mother and brother. Named by volunteers during the first Spring BreakAway™ Program that worked on this section of trail in 1998, BreakAway Bluff looks down into the gorge of the Obed. The narrow opening was just big enough for a small coal cart on tracks to get through. ), Bridge at Devil’s Breakfast Table / Daddys Creek Trailhead. Cross a sturdy 120-foot one-lane bridge with wood decking and no guardrails over Daddys Creek. Take the right to continue on the CT through the upland hardwood forest. After crossing Nemo Bridge, pass a trail kiosk, and turn left into Nemo Access in 0.3 mile from the campground. › Cumberland Trail: Obed Wild and Scenic River Segment › Photos Photos of Cumberland Trail: Obed Wild and Scenic River Segment Cumberland Trail: Obed Wild and Scenic River Segment. Many of the large hemlocks remain due to the difficulty of getting to them by the loggers. Observe hunting calendar before hiking in Catoosa WMA. These trees flourish in the moist cool areas that are created in the deep coves of the gorge. Mile 11.8 (2.3) Cross a footbridge over a stream and begin ascending to a strip mine. With the passage of the “fence law” by the Tennessee legislature in 1947, however, open grazing was abolished and soon the majority of these small farms were abandoned. Intermediate/Difficult. Soldier's Beach Trail. Approximately 35 acres located off Hwy 70 West just past the entrance to the Cumberland County Community Complex. This forest is a mix of tulip poplar, holly, red maple, white oak, hickory, and walnut. Mile 4.1 (10.0) Trail narrows as it passes through a rockslide on the railbed. After crossing a small drainage, the trail begins to level off. The trail stays below the bluff for the next 0.7 mile. To improve grass production, frequent fires were set and often raged unchecked across the land. Mile 5.9 (8.2) The trail stays along the Obed River for the next quarter mile where there are nice beaches and swimming holes. From the Daddy’s Creek Trailhead, go east on Hebbertsburg Road (Note: This is Firetower/Otter Creek Road you were on) for 2.5 miles to a road intersection and turn left on Nemo Road (this is a gravel road with no road sign). Follow the road for 200 ft and leave the road on the right. The trail climbs through a talus field to cross a drainage. Mile 3.7 (10.4) The trail dips off the railroad bed, crosses a stream, then returns onto railbed. These talus slopes of rock are usually found at breaks in the bluff wall or along water drainages. Firetower Road is a paved road for 3.5 miles and then becomes packed gravel when you approach the Catoosa WMA entry. Trailhead is about 200 feet farther up the dirt road. Cats tha, #cumberlandtrail #ctc #webuildtrails @hikemoc, Beautiful Black Mountain #cumberlandtrail #ctc #we, Keep an eye out for Woodland Sunflowers while out, Mimosa quadrivalvis, known as fourvalve mimosa, se, ❤️ @spriggsjoey @nnspriggs (please tag photogr, © Copyright 2020 - Cumberland Trails Conference. For specific hunting dates in Catoosa WMA, contact the Region III WMA Office at 1-800-262-6704. or down load the Hunters guide from the TWRA web site HERE. Drains East to the right wood decking and no guardrails over Daddys Creek Trailhead Campground at 10:00 (... Return to the right with room for many tents will be around much longer ties to... 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