Event Information
Saturday, Oct 21, 2017 8:00 AM
Join Team Green on a great, moderate day hike along the Old Stone Fort Trail and through Short Springs State Natural Area! Late March is the best time of year to see wildflowers in the park, so get ready to see some gorgeous scenery along this 5.5-mile, two part hike!
 
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EVENT DETAILS  

Help us celebrate your health with a day hike brought to you by Rush Bowls- Nashville!

Window Cliffs is a 275-acre state natural area designated in 2014.  It is located in southern Putnam County approximately 18 miles south of Cookeville near Burgess Falls State Natural Area.  Located within the dissected portion of the Eastern Highland Rim, Window Cliffs is a prominent geological clifftop feature that consists of a very narrow, elongated ridge that lies in the neck of an incised meander of Cane Creek. While it is about 150 feet wide at its base, it is only a few feet wide on the narrow clifftop 200 feet above Caney Creek.

Window Cliffs is a day use natural area.  A trailhead with an interpretative kiosk is located at the parking area at the end of Old Cane Creek Road.  The trail is 5.5 miles roundtrip from the parking area to Window Cliffs.  A roundtrip requires 18 creek crossings which can be challenging or impassable during high water as there are no bridges but only cables and rock crossings.  You will get wet when hiking this trail. Hiking boots & hiking poles are recommended for hiking the trail.  The trail is considered difficult to strenuous. Due to the numerous stream crossings with sometimes swift water and the potentially dangerous cliff tops, pets are not permitted within the natural area.

When: Saturday, October 21, 2017
Where: Baxter, Tn
Cost: FREE for Members & Non-Members

Trip Leader: Michelle Guess & Jerud Colbert

Difficulty: This is an intermediate trip. Hike will be a total of 5.5 miles with 18 creek crossings along with moderate elevation changes.

Registration Deadline: Registration closes on Wednesday, October 18th at 3pm.
Group Size Limit: This trip is limited to 12 participants & 2 leaders

Parking: Parking is available for free near the trailhead, restroom facilities available


POLICIES

Children Policy: This is a 13 and up event. Children 18 and under must be accompanied by an adult and have prior experience hiking strenuous terrain and longer distances
Dog Policy: Pets are not permitted within the natural area

Weather Policy: This trip is drizzle or shine. In the event of severe weather or impassable water conditions, this trip may be postponed. Participants will be notified of any changes due to weather or creek conditions the week leading up to the event by their trip leader.
Cancellation Policy: If you register and can no longer make it, please email TeamGreen@Lightning100.com

ABOUT THE TRAIL

Drive time to trailhead from Nashville: 1 hour 30 minutes with no time zone change to trailhead
Hike Distance: 5.5 miles roundtrip
Estimated Hike Time: Approx. 3 hours, depending on creek conditions & group size  

We will meet to carpool at 8:00am CST or trailhead at 9:30am CST. Participants are responsible for their own snacks, water, and gear. Please bring extra socks & shoes as you will get wet. We will stop at the Rose Garden for post hike lunch before returning to Nashville.

ABOUT RUSH BOWLS  



Rush Bowls is a thick, creamy blend of all-natural fruit, veggies, nutrients and wholesome ingredients.  It's topped with delicious, crunchy organic granola and a drizzle of honey...a complete meal-in-a-bowl designed to satisfy your hunger and fuel your life, whatever your Rush might be...including a hike!

With up to 5 servings of fruits and vegetables and up to 40 grams of protein in each bowl, eating healthy on the go just got a lot easier!

REGISTRATION

Registration is required for this event.