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Cumberland Trail: Lawson Mountain Section

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9.6 mile 15.4 kilometer point to point
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Elevation

Ascent: 2,315' 706 m
Descent: -2,292' -699 m
High: 2,585' 788 m
Low: 1,218' 371 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 9% (5°)
Max Grade: 52% (27°)

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Trail shared by Jason Cheney

A segment hike of the Cumberland Trail from Norma Road to Cave Branch Trailhead.

Jason Cheney

Features Fall Colors · River/Creek · Wildflowers

LNT camping only

Need to Know

It is much easier to access the trailhead from I-75 and Norma than via Route 116 from Oliver Springs.

Description

This section of the Cumberland Trail has two steep up and down sections and minimal ridgeline hiking. It is a nice creek-side trail at the beginning and end. It is well-marked with white blazes, but could use more foot traffic. The trail is partially on ATV roads.

Flora & Fauna

Squirrels, deer, elk in the area. Iris, trillium, ladyslipper all seen this May.

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Bridge over Lick Creek
May 1, 2018 near Caryville, TN
Cave Branch Crossing
May 1, 2018 near Caryville, TN

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