Eagle's Bluff Intermediate Backpacking

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Showings

Bruce Gap Road Trailhead Sat, Apr 6, 2019 6:00 AM

Description

Event Summary

Come out and enjoy the fresh spring air in our 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.


Cost: FREE! (we ask that you please pitch in for gas if you are carpooling!)

When: Saturday, April 6 - Sunday, April 7

Where: Cumberland Trail - Bruce Gap Road Trailhead

1684 Bruce Gap Rd, Caryville, TN 37714

Difficulty: Intemediate. Participants should be able to hike approximately 6-8 miles per day.

Kids: This event is for hikers ages 18+

Pets: Dogs that are capable of keeping up for several hours of hiking are welcomed!

Weather: This trip is rain or shine. In the event of severe inclement weather, your trip leader will reach out with details about postponing or cancelling the event.



Itinerary

Saturday:
6:00AM (CST): Meet at carpool, load up cars and head out
10:00AM (EST): Arrive at trailhead, begin hike
7:00PM (EST): Arrive at campsite.

Sunday:
8:00AM (EST): Wake up, take down camp, breakfast
9:00AM (EST): Leave camp
11:00AM (EST): Finish hike
2:00PM (CST): Arrive in Nashville


Other Details

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) 

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