Wildflower Walk: Cumberland Trail Obed Section to Alley Ford, April 13

Wartburg, TN (2018-04-07)  Get out and explore YOUR park!  The Obed Wild and Scenic River will be conducting a ranger-led wildflower walk on Friday, April 13, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. (ET).  Join Ranger Rick Ryan for a moderate out and back hike of 5 miles total along the Cumberland Trail section to Alley Ford.  Along the way, accompanied by the park’s botanist, we will discuss the local wildflowers in bloom, plant communities, and forest ecology.  This is a spectacular time of year to witness nature’s grand showing of flora.

Participants should meet at the Rock Creek Campground parking area.  The parking area is located in the Rock Creek campground just after crossing the Nemo Bridge on Catoosa 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 three hours for this hike.  For more information, please contact the visitor center at (423) 346-6294.