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Stinging Fork Falls Section of the Cumberland Trail

  • 01/13/2024
  • 8:45 AM
  • Piney Creek trailhead, 700 Shut in Gap Road, Spring City, TN, 37381


  • For member hike registrations
  • For non-member hike registrations

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NOTE: This hike will occur on Saturday January 13 instead of January 6 as shown in the 2024 handbook.

For this section of the CT, we will hike from south to north, along Soak Creek and return the same way. We ascend and descend several bluff areas, and will see several waterfalls, including Stinging Fork Falls itself. The falls are part of the Stinging Fork Falls State Natural area and plunge 30 ft. in a fan shape, to the rocky creek below. Hike 11.6 miles RT. Rated moderate. Those wanting to carpool can meet at Lowes in Harriman, 1800 Roane State Hwy and be ready by 8:00 am to drive 35 minutes (26 miles) to the Piney River RMA Trail head. Riders plan to pay exact change in cash to drivers, $3.64, (OK to round up to $4.00. Rate: $0.07 per mile x 52 miles RT.) All hikers meet at Piney Creek trailhead, 700 Shut in Gap Road, Spring City, TN, 37381 and be ready to start hiking by 8:45 am.

Leader: Larry Johnson

Leader contact information is included under Additional Information in the email you receive after registration.

For information about the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, visit the NPS website or call the information line at (865) 436-1200.

Smoky Mountains Hiking Club

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Knoxville, TN 37950-1592

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