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Cumberland Trail - Mullens Cove over Suck Creek Bridge to Mushroom Rock

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Chattanooga, TN
Date(s) & Time:Tue, Feb 28 2023  9:15 am >> Tue, Feb 28 2023 3:30 pm  (Carpool Departure: 7:30 am   *log in for location*)
Registration Opens: Thu, Feb 16 2023 7:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Tue, Feb 28 2023 6:30 am
Event Duration:6 Hours 15 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D5: Difficult
Distance:14 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
RonnyJ (Call me Ron)
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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: 8 / 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,a long suspension bridge and Mushroom Rock will highlight our 14 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.


The trailhead is located near/in the Central timezone, all times listed are EASTERN!

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 9:15.

Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):208Mile(s)
Carpool Departure Time: 7:30 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.


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