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Snoopers Rock on the Cumberland Trail

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Prentice Cooper WMA   Hike: Snoopers Rock on the Cumberland Trail  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Sun, Dec 13 2020  9:00 am >> Sun, Dec 13 2020 3:30 pm
Registration Opens: Thu, Dec 3 2020 7:10 pm
Registration Cut Off: Sat, Dec 12 2020 9:32 pm
Event Duration:6 Hours 30 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D5: Difficult (Exploratory)
Distance:13 Miles
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:10
Minimum Group Size:3
Number Registered So Far: 10 / 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.


Vistas, Waterfalls, creeks and Gorges!

Reschuled for weather!

This should be a classic hike on the Cumberland Trail and the Ritchie Hollows Trail with the vista from Snoopers Rock as our highlight.

We will start our hike in the Prentice Cooper WMA, find our way through a stone door and hike along the iconic Cumberland Trail. After about 3 miles we will enjoy the Tennessee River vista at Snoopers Rock. From here we will hook up with the Ritchie Hollows Trail that will take us past creeks and waterfalls and include a climb down into the gorge. Along the way we should have outstanding winter views of the Tennessee River. Somewhere along the way we will stop for lunch before retracing our steps back to our cars.

We will be moving at about 2.7 MPH and have about 3000 feet of ascent. This is a D5 hike and requires recent D5 experience to join the fun.

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Rubber raft

set of encyclopedias

How to Get There:
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There is a short, well maintained gravel load leading to the parking lot.

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All times listed are in EST, the trailhead is in CST.


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