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Intermediate Backpacking: Eagle Bluff
Bruce Gap Road Trailhead
Saturday, Nov 18, 2017 11:00 AM - Sunday, Nov 19, 2017 5:00 PM
Join Team Green Adventures on this intermediate backpacking trip on the Cumberland Trail!
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Fall is upon us!  Come out and enjoy an early display of fall colors on this Intermediate Backpacking trip to Eagle’s Bluff.   Our trips starts with three (3) miles of rolling terrain, leading to a beautiful waterfall at Bruce’s Gap.  We then take switchbacks 1000 ft up Cumberland Mountain, to a rock formation called the Devil’s Racetrack, with a stunning view of the Powell River Valley.

The remainder of our day is six (6) miles of rolling terrain, with several rock features including two “Great Walls of China,” and a picture window.  We should have stunning view throughout our hike, with peak fall colors.  We will stop at Eagle’s Bluff for another view of the valley, before pushing on to a Shelter for the evening.  On day two, we will finish 2.5 miles of trail, and drop 1000 ft of elevation back to the valley floor.  

When: November 18th - 19th, 2017 at 6:00 am (Carpool), 11:00 am (Trailhead)

Where: Cumberland Trail - Eagle Bluff Segment

Carpool information will be provided in your confirmation email

Cost: FREE for Members, $5 for Non-Members. Registration required.

Trip Leader: Jerud Colbert & Eric Dailing

Difficulty: This is considered a strenuous trail with some serious elevation changes. Proper footwear should be worn and hiking poles are recommended. Hikers in good physical condition with previous backpacking experience hiking are welcome. There is significant elevation gain and loss on this trail.

Registration Deadline: Wednesday, October 15th 3:00pm, while spots are available

Group Limit: Limited to 8 participants plus 2 trip leaders

Parking: There is free parking available in the trailhead parking lot


Children Policy: This trip is limited to participants 18 years and up who can handle the mileage and terrain.

Dog Policy: Friendly dogs on leashes with prior hiking experience are welcome.

Weather Policy: This trip is drizzle or shine. In the event of severe weather, this trip may be postponed or cancelled.

Cancellation Policy: No refunds are available for this trip. If you register and need to cancel, please email TeamGreen@Lightning100.com


Drive time to trailhead from Nashville: About 3 hours with a time change into the Eastern Time Zone

Hike Distance: Approx. 12 miles

Hike Elevation Gain: Approx. 3,400 Feet

Estimated Hike Time: Approx 12 hours (8hrs on Saturday, 4 hours on Sunday)  


You must register for this event. If you have any questions, please e-mail teamgreen@lightning100.com!