Field Trip: Cumberland Trail, Peavine Road to Devil’s Breakfast Table
May 13 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Description: This is sponsored by TNPS and TCWP. We will start at Peavine Rd. and hike along Daddy’s Creek staying mostly up on the bluffs. At the halfway point the trail drops to the creek. We will eat lunch there. You will see many rock formations and a wide array of flowers along this section of the Cumberland Trail (CT). We end at the shuttle point near the Devil’s Breakfast Table Area. This is a spot to see the federally listed Cumberland rosemary. As usual you may do this hike as an out–and–back. You can turn back to Peavine Rd. at any point making a hike of the length you desire. See Cumberlandtrail.org for map and description of the Devil’s Breakfast Table Section of the CT.
1. Marathon Gas Station (52 Main St, Crab Orchard) at the Crab Orchard
exit (329) off I–40 east of Crossville (9:00 AM CDT, 10:00 AM EDT) (35.908715047614265, –84.87526755741177)
2. 2. Oak Ridge at the Gold’s Gym/Books–A–Million parking lot (meet at the
end close to S. Illinois Avenue, near Salsarita’s) in time to leave Oak Ridge
at 8:45 AM EDT.
Difficulty: 7.6 miles for those going the full distance. This does not count short
side trails to overlooks. There are steep sections. Difficulty based on length and
Lunch: Bring water, lunch, and bug spray
Facilities: At meeting places
Leader: Larry Pounds. If you RSVP it helps with planning,
Phone/email: 865–705–8516, PoundsL471@aol.com