Intermediate Backpacking: Eagle Bluff

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Bruce Gap Road TrailheadSat, Apr 29, 2017 6:00 AM - Sun, Apr 30, 2017 5:00 PM
Join Team Green Adventures on this intermediate backpacking trip on the Cumberland Trail!
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Bruce Gap Road TrailheadSat, Nov 18, 2017 11:00 AM - Sun, Nov 19, 2017 5:00 PM
Join Team Green Adventures on this intermediate backpacking trip on the Cumberland Trail!
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Bruce Gap Road TrailheadSat, Oct 13 6:00 AM - Sun, Oct 14 5:00 PM Register Now



Fall is upon us!  Come out and enjoy an early display of fall colors on this Intermediate Backpacking trip to Eagle’s Bluff.   Our trip starts with 3 miles of rolling terrain, leading to a beautiful waterfall.  We then gain 1000 feet of elevation to a rock formation called the Devil’s racetrack and a stunning view of the Powell River Valley.  Rock features include two “Great Walls of China,” and a picture window rock.  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.  With several views and rock formations along the way.

When: Saturday - Sunday, October 13th - 14th 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 event

Trip Leader: Jerud Colbert

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.
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: If you register and need to cancel, please email


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) 


Registration is required for this event. If you have any questions please email

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