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Cumberland Trail - Obed Wild & Scenic River Segment

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The Obed Wild and Scenic River Segment covers 15.3 miles of rugged terrain along the Cumberland Trail. Passing through lands surrounding the federally designated Obed Wild and Scenic River, this segment of the CT will connect with the proposed Crab Orchard Mountain Segment to the south and the Frozen Head Segment to the north, when connecting trail is completed. At present, there are two sections open to hiking.

Obed River Section from Daddy's Creek to Nemo Bridge
Distance: 14.1 miles one-way
Difficulty: Strenuous
Elevation Change: 1,200 feet gain and loss
Cautions: Many ascents and descents on loose rock steps; tall ledges at overlooks. Wear florescent, high visibility clothing required in this area.

Emory River Gorge Section from Nemo Bridge to Obed/Emory Confluence
Distance: 1.3 miles one-way
Difficulty: Easy
Elevation Change: 450 feet gain and loss
Cautions: No access on the northern end of completed section.

For details and maps, visit http://www.cumberlandtrail.org/maps-and-guides/trail-segments/obed-wild-and-scenic-river/

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