Wartburg, TN (2018-01-13) Join Rangers Rick Ryan and Veronica Greear as they lead a healthy hike on Saturday, January 20, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. (ET). This moderate to strenuous four and a half mile adventure will highlight the vistas of Clear Creek and unique geology far beneath the rim of the gorge.
Along the way, the trail descends below the rim into the gorge of Clear Creek with imposing walls and sounds of water rushing over the boulders that litter the river below. Hikers will pass by geologic areas such as the Inner Circle, Shale Ledge, and Sun Ledge and walk beneath the Great Roof. The cliff outcroppings also offer a unique biodiversity with timeless flora that is sure to impress.
Participants should meet at the Doc Howard parking area. The parking area is located off of Ridge Road on the Doc Howard Road before crossing Lilly Bridge. Please wear weather appropriate clothing, wear sturdy shoes, and bring water and snacks. Participants should expect to spend 2-3 hours for this healthy hike. For more information, please contact the visitor center at (423) 346-6294.