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  • Copyright: 2012-03-17
  • Publisher: CTRYMAN

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Tennessee#xE2;#xAC;"s Cumberland Plateau, a wide tableland cut with a dizzying array of deep gorges, is a geological wonderland. It is a place to behold and a place to savor. Th is new entry in the trusted series details 50 hikes on the plateau, from the Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area near Kentucky to the fascinating Walls of Jericho astride the Alabama state line; from the thousand-foot gorge cut by the mighty Tennessee River down Chattanooga way to the watery beauty of Virgin Falls by Sparta. It will encourage you to get out and enjoy the treasures of Tennessee#xE2;#xAC;"s unspoiled Cumberland Plateau. Specific emphasis is placed on the most scenic destinations and the unique places that make the plateau so special, places like the Great Stone Door, with its sandstone formations and vertical rock walls, and Cumberland Mountain State Park, with its ancient trees and evidence of human history. Also included are comprehensive maps for each hike, scenic photos, and a Hikes-at-a-Glance table that makes choosing your desired hike a breeze.

Author Biography

Johnny Molloy is an adventurer who has written dozens of guides and many articles for hikers, campers, and paddlers, as well as many entries in the 50 Hikes guidebook series, including titles covering the north Georgia mountains, South Carolina, the Ozarks, and Alabama. Molloy travels extensively throughout the United States, engaging in a variety of outdoor pursuits. For the latest on his adventures, please visit www.johnnymolloy.com.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. 13
Acknowledgmentsp. 15
Introductionp. 17
How to Use This Guidebookp. 21
What It's Like: Hiking on the Cumberland Plateaup. 23
Northern Cumberland Plateau
Pickett State Park Highlight Loopp. 26
Hidden Passage Loop with Double Fallsp. 30
Twin Arches Loopp. 35
Slave Falls/Needle Arch Loopp. 39
John Litton Farm Loopp. 43
Grand Gap Loopp. 47
Honey Creek Loopp. 51
Angel Falls Overlookp. 55
Leatherwood Ford Loopp. 59
Burnt Mill Bridge Loopp. 63
Lick Creek Mountain Overlookp. 67
Cumberland Trail Loop at Frozen Headp. 71
Frozen Head Tower via Old Mac Mountainp. 75
Chimney Top Loopp. 79
Breakaway Bluff Vista at Obed Wild and Scenic Riverp. 84
The Point Trailp. 88
Daddys Creek Gorge Hikep. 92
Black Mountain Loopp. 96
Grassy Cove Vista and Arch at Brady Bluffp. 100
Byrd Creek and Beyond at Cumberland Mountainp. 103
Byrd Lake Loopp. 107
Virgin Fallsp. 110
Yellow Bluff Loop at Scotts Gulfp. 114
Screw Cliff Loop at Scotts Gulfp. 118
Southern Cumberland Plateau
Fall Creek Falls Highlight Hikep. 124
Paw Paw Loop at Fall Creek Fallsp. 128
Lower Loop at Fall Creek Fallsp. 132
Upper Loop at Fall Creek Fallsp. 136
Gilbert Gaul Loopp. 140
Twin Rocks and Stinging Fork Fallsp. 144
Cascades of Duskin Creekp. 149
Piney Falls State Natural Areap. 153
Laurel Snow Wilderness Hikep. 158
Savage Day Loop with Savage Falls Spurp. 164
Savage Gulf Backpack Loopp. 168
Collins Gulf Loopp. 172
Greeter Falls Loopp. 177
Stone Door Loopp. 181
Grundy Forest Day Loop with Falls Addendump. 185
Fiery Gizzard Trail from Foster Fallsp. 190
Rock Creek Gorge Loopp. 195
Imodium Falls via Little Possum Creek Gorgep. 199
North Chickamauga Pocket Wildernessp. 203
Tennessee River Gorge Vistasp. 208
Lawsons Rock There-and-Backp. 212
Mullens Cove Loopp. 216
Pot Point Loopp. 221
Franklin State Forest Hikep. 226
Buggytop Cave/Peter Cave Hikep. 230
Walls of Jerichop. 234
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