Cumberland Trail-Three Gorges Segment

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Cumberland Trail-Three Gorges Segment is a 30.4 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Soddy Daisy, Tennessee that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for camping, nature trips, birding, and backpacking and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
30.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
5321 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

backpacking

birding

camping

nature trips

forest

views

waterfall

wildlife

rocky

no dogs

Soddy, Possum and Rock Creeks flowing east have gouged deep gorges in the eastern wall of the Cumberland Plateau. The Three Gorges Segment consists of trail that dip through these three gorges. The land occupied by the entire Three Gorges Segment of the Cumberland Trail was once the property of the Bowater Paper Company, with the upland flats utilized as pine tree farms. The periodic harvest of these farms was used primarily in their pulp mill located in Calhoun, TN. When Bowater made the decision to divest themselves of these lands, the CTC launched a trail route investigation, and subsequently the trail lands were purchased by a partnership of the CTC and the State of Tennessee and became part of the Cumberland Trail State Park