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Beginner Backpacking Adventure-Equipped/Guided-Cumberland Trail 2 day-
November 10 - November 11
The Cumberland Trail (CT) is a scenic footpath along the eastern edge of the Cumberland Plateau that begins in Chattanooga’s backyard on Signal Mountain. We want to connect you with this scenic trail, provide hands on experience to learn and improve hiking/backpacking skills by offering 12 different short section hikes (4-7 miles each) throughout the year, including half-day hikes and equipped overnight backpacking adventures.
This is the last of three overnight backpacking adventures planned as part of our Cumberland Trail Hike Series and is perfect for those in need of instruction, guidance, and/or equipment to give this outdoor sport a try. Outdoor Chattanooga’s experience guide staff will provide an essential gear pack list and give instruction on how to properly pack an overnight backpack before hitting the trail. Transportation and food are provided, so once we’re all packed up, we’ll load up in the van and drive to the trail head to start our overnight adventure. Our guide staff will be with you on the trail, offering advice and tips on how to make backpacking more comfortable and enjoyable. They’ll assist with campsite set up, meal prep, cooking and clean up all while practicing and educating you on Leave No Trace ethics. Don’t have camping/backpacking equipment? No worries, we have plenty to spare and will let you use ours at no additional cost. You no longer have any excuses to not give backpacking a try!
Just like all the other hikes in the series, we’ll hike an average of 4-6 miles per day, one-way and mostly downhill. This hike is rated as moderately strenuous and there will be elevation loss and gain throughout the hike. The CT is a remote trail over rugged terrain. We ask participants to have some hiking experience and be in good physical shape to hike 4-7 miles continuously on sections rated as moderately strenuous while carrying a pack weighing 25-45 lbs. Participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a participating parent or responsible adult.
Cost is $65 per person for yummy food, transportation, guides and use of any camping/backpacking equipment. Registration is required in advance. All details will be given to participants upon registration.
For more information and to get registered for one of the hiking adventures: Email info@OutdoorChattanooga.com or call (423) 643-6888.
Visit: https://outdoorchattanooga.com/programs/cumberland-trail-hiking-series/ to learn more or
http://www.cumberlandtrail.org/ for info about the Cumberland Trail
CT Hiking Series Schedule — Details given with registration
January 13- Saturday
January 26- Friday
February 3- Saturday
March 2- Friday
March 10-11 Saturday to Sunday (backpack)
April 14-15 Saturday to Sunday (backpack)
April 27 Friday
May 11– Friday
June 8– Friday
October 27– Saturday
November 10-11 Saturday to Sunday (backpack)
December 1– Saturday