Event Information
Intermediate Backpacking: Possum Creek
Leggett Road Trailhead
Saturday, Feb 17, 2018 7:00 AM - Sunday, Feb 18, 2018 5:00 PM
Join Team Green Adventures on this intermediate backpacking trip on the Cumberland Trail!
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Join Team Lightning for this intermediate backpacking trip on the Cumberland Trail. We will be traversing the Possum Creek section of the Three Gorges Segment.  Highlights include a cumulative 2,000 feet of elevation change, a breathtaking overlook at Perkins Point, affording you with a view of the Possum River gorge, and on a clear day, the Appalachians are visible!  With proper pacing, we will stop at the 25 foot high Imodium Falls for a much deserved lunch, before making our way to the North Possum campsite for the evening.  There will be some water crossings in the morning, on our way out!

When:  Saturday - Sunday, February 17th- 18th at 7:00am (Carpool), 9:00am (Trailhead)
Where: Cumberland Trail - Three Gorges Segment
Carpool information will be provided in your confirmation email
Cost: Free event

Trip Leader: Jerud Colbert

Difficulty: This is an intermediate backpacking trip due to distance and elevation change.
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, February 14th at 3:00pm
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 have prior experience hiking strenuous terrain and longer distances.
Dog Policy: Friendly dogs on leashes who have prior experience hiking 8+ miles are permitted.
Weather Policy: This trip is drizzle or shine. In the event of severe weather, this trip may be postponed or cancelled.  Participants will be notified of any changes due to weather the week leading up to the event by their trip leader.
Cancellation Policy: No refunds are available for this trip. If you register and need to cancel, please email teamlightning@lightning100.com


Drive time to trailhead from Nashville: About 2 hours with no time zone change
Hike Distance: 9.5 miles (7.1 miles on Saturday, 2.4 miles on Sunday)
Hike Elevation Gain: Approx. 2000 Feet of Elevation Change
Estimated Hike Time: Approx. 8 hours (6 hours on Saturday, 2 hours on Sunday)

We will meet at the carpool Saturday, at 7:00AM CST, begin hiking by 10:00AM CST.  Plan on returning to Nashville around 4-5:00PM on Sunday.  You will need to supply your own meals, snacks, and water. Participants are encouraged to bring extra socks for Sunday‚Äôs water crossing. Group dinner on the way home is optional. There are NO water sources or restrooms at the trailhead. Please pack water ahead of time.


Registration is required for this event.