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Cumberland Trail - Mullens Cove to Suck Creek Bridge

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Chattanooga, TN
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Dec 26 2020  9:30 am >> Sat, Dec 26 2020 3:30 pm
Registration Opens: Mon, Dec 21 2020 7:15 pm
Registration Cut Off: Sat, Dec 26 2020 1:29 am
Event Duration:6 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D4: Moderate to Difficult
Distance:12.6 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: 5 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes


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 12.6 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.


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
  • Santa hat

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

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

Trailhead Location

Please arrive at the trailhead by 9:30.


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