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Cumberland Trail - Mullens Cove to Suck Creek Bridge (Date Change)

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Chattanooga, TN
Date(s) & Time:Sun, Oct 6 2019  7:00 am >> Sun, Oct 6 2019 5:20 pm  (Carpool Departure: 7:00 am   *log in for location*)
Registration Opens: Tue, Oct 1 2019 7:44 pm
Registration Cut Off: Sat, Oct 5 2019 7:04 pm
Event Duration:10 Hours 20 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D5: Difficult (Exploratory)
Distance:12 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Ron Jacobs
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:12
Minimum Group Size:3
Number Registered So Far: 9 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes

Note: This is an "EXPLORATORY" trip. This means that there are parts of this trip, or perhaps the whole trip, that is new to your Trip Leader(s). However, they are confident that this will not be an issue.
This note is here so that you can make an informed decision. When a Trip Leader isn't personally familiar with a trip, there is an increased chance of things not going as planned and you need to be prepared. The Trip Leader may have additional details in the itinerary.


It has been too long since I was on the Cumberland Trail! Join me on this fabulous hike on the scenic Cumberland Plateau.

This section of the Cumberland Trail was constructed over 35 years ago by Tennessee Division Forestry employees and is the oldest portion of the Cumberland Trail that has remained continually open. The Poplar Spring Section links the Signal & Edward Points Section of the Tennessee River Gorge Segment with the Mullens Cove Loop Trail in Prentice Cooper State Forest and Wildlife Management Area (WMA).

If you have not been on this trail before, you will not believe your eyes! Stone doors, Rock houses, expansive river views, gorge walls and a long suspension bridge will highlight our 12 mile adventure on this iconic trail.

We will be moving at the high side of moderate on this hike, expect to have some difficult terrain as the gorge area tends to be strewn with rocks and large bolders.

Recent D5 experience is required to join in the fun, I reserve the right to move you to the waiting list if your experience does not have the necessary rigor.

I had to change the date to Sunday due to hunting season.

Required Items to Bring:
  • Lunch
  • Boots
  • Socks
  • Sense of Adventure
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
  • Poles
  • Camera
  • Snacks to share
  • M&Ms for your TL

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

Prentice Cooper State Forest and Wildlife Management Area (WMA).

Trailhead Location

Please arrive at the trailhead by 8:45.

Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):208Mile(s)
Carpool Departure Time: 7:00 am
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Carpool Cost: Estimated cost per vehicle for this event is $83.20 using a reimbursement rate guideline of $0.400 per mile. The total amount should be divided by the number of people in the vehicle, including the driver. This is a guideline, not a rule, for drivers but the cost should not be higher unless there are extenuating circumstances.


Here is a map of our hike:

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Cancellation/Partial Attendance:   Please review the AOC cancellation policy.