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Cumberland Trail - North Soddy Creek Gorge

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Soddy Daisy, Tn   Hike: Cumberland Trail - North Soddy Creek Gorge  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Thu, Mar 3 2022  8:45 am >> Thu, Mar 3 2022 3:15 pm  (Carpool Departure: 7:00 am   *log in for location*)
Registration Opens: Tue, Feb 22 2022 7:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Thu, Mar 3 2022 6:00 am
Event Duration:6 Hours 30 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D5: Difficult
Distance:11 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
RonnyJ (Call me Ron)
Leigh B
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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: 9 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes


North Soddy Creek Gorge

We will start at the Little Soddy Trailhead. We will start walking through an old mining area and parallel Little Soddy Creek as we descend into the gorge. We will cross the creek and start our ascent out. We will then have a ridge walk and enjoy the views of the gorge until we descend again, this time to cross the boulder filled Deep Creek. Back out, then in the gorge we go as we make our way to the 100 foot suspension bridge that crosses Soddy Creek. This is where we will stop for lunch.  We may go a bit further to explore the gorge or explore some side trails before retracing our steps back to the car. We will be moving at a fast-moderate pace (2.8 mph average) through out this hike so we have time to stop and enjoy the highlights.

This is a D5 event, you must have recent D4/D5 experience to join the fun. When signing up please note what fitness level you have maintained throughout the lock down. I reserve the right to move members to the wait list.


This hike is near the Central time zone, all times listed are in Eastern time.


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Sense of adventure

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Nature guide to North American Beavers

How to Get There:
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We will meet at the Little Soddy Trailhead at 9am (Eastern).  Trailhead location


Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):214Mile(s)
Carpool Departure Time: 7:00 am
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Carpool Cost: Estimated cost per vehicle for this event is $85.60 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.


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