Wartburg, TN (2017-10-16) The Obed Wild and Scenic River will be conducting a fall colors hike on Saturday, October 21, at 10 a.m. (ET). Rangers Rick Ryan and Veronica Greear will lead a moderate out-and-back hike of 2.5 miles total on the South Clear Creek trail to the Great Roof overlooking the Clear Creek gorge. Along the way, the trail provides opportunities to follow several short side trails to scenic overlooks to see the spectacular walls of the Clear Creek gorge and enjoy the vibrant colors of the fall foliage.
Participants should meet at the Lilly Bridge parking area. The parking area is located next to Lilly Bridge on Ridge Road in Morgan County, Tennessee. Please wear weather appropriate clothing, sturdy shoes or boots, and bring water and snacks. Hikers are also welcome to bring well-behaved dogs on a leash. Participants should expect to spend two hours for this hike. For more information, please contact the visitor center at (423) 346-6294.