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Team Green Adventures - Intermediate Backpacking: Eagle Bluff


  • Bruce Gap Road Trailhead 1684 Bruce Gap Road Caryville, TN, 37714 United States (map)

When:  Saturday, April 29th at 6:00am (Carpool)
Where: Cumberland Trail - Eagle Bluff Segment
Carpool information will be provided in your confirmation email
Cost: FREE for Members, $5 for Non-Members. Registration required.

We will be traversing the Eagle Bluff section of the Cumberland Mountain Segment. Some features include:  “Great Walls of China” rock walls, massive sandstone cliffs, a stone arch, and numerous rocky lookouts! We will cover a total of 12 miles over the two days, this event is FREE for members and only $5 for non-members!

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.
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, April 26th at 3:00pm, while spots are available
Group Limit: Limited to 6 participants plus 2 trip leaders

Parking: There is free parking available in the trailhead parking lot

POLICIES

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: If you register and can no longer make it, please email TeamGreen@Lightning100.com

ABOUT THE TRAIL

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)  

We will meet at the carpool Saturday, at 6am CST, begin hiking by 10am CST.  Plan on returning to Nashville around 4-5pm on Sunday.  You will need to supply your own meals, snacks, and water. (There may be a communal surprise dessert around the campfire Saturday night) 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

Registration is required for this event.