Rock Creek Loop plus, Big South Fork NRRA
June 24, 2021 All day
Thursday, June 24th — Rock Creek Loop trail in Big South Fork, plus a possible side loop on the Pickett State Park Tunnel Trail. Moderately difficult at 7.1 miles, more difficult with 3+ additional miles on the Tunnel Trail. As the name indicates, Rock Creek Loop follows Rock Creek for part of its distance, and it overlaps parts of the John Muir and Sheltowee Trace hiking trails, as well as part of the old Stearns Logging Railroad along Massey Branch. The Tunnel Trail option, will be toward the end of the hike and will need to be scouted first. The trailhead is located at the Hattie Blevins Cemetery off of Divide Road (which branches off from Route 154/Pickett Park Highway), a 3 hour drive from Nashville. Google Maps: “Blevins Cemetery, Jamestown TN 38556”. Bring water, snacks/lunch, boots with ankle support, and clothing appropriate for the weather that day. Water shoes will also be needed for several stream crossings on the Tunnel Trail portion of the hike. Contact Doug Burroughs at 615-587-0085 for more information and to register.