Cumberland Trail Conference, a Tennessee State Scenic Hiking Trail.


Cumberland Trail
Stinging Fork Segment

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Detailed Nat Geo Explorer Topo Map of Stinging Fork Trail


Stinging Forks Falls
Photo by Don Deakins
STINGING FORK FALLS
Stinging Fork Falls Trail: The trail starts at the gravel parking area on Shut-in Gap Road. This 3 mile round trip trail is rated moderate and leads the hiker through a managed pine plantation into the 140-acre Bowater Stinging Fork Pocket Wilderness. At one half (1/2) mile, a spur trail leads to Indian Head Point, which affords a scenic overlook of the rugged Stinging Fork Gorge. The length of the spur to Indian Head Point is one tenth (1/10) mile.  After this intersection, the trail then continues and descends into the gorge and on up the creek.  The trail ends at the plunge pool of the scenic 35-foot falls.  The hiker must retrace his steps to return to the parking area.

Stinging Fork Map
Map contributed by volunteer Don Deakins
MAP OF STINGING FORK TRAIL


GPS Readings For Important Points:
LocationGPS Waypoint in WGS 84 format
TrailheadN35 42.765 W84 55.689
Indian Head PointN35 43.260 W84 55.733
Stinging Fork FallsN35 43.283 W84 55.607

Directions to trailhead: From Spring City take Hwy 68 north to Shut-in Gap Road, approximately 1-mile.  Turn left on Shut-in gap road and go approximately 5-miles to the trailhead parking area.

Stinging Fork Road Map
Map contributed by Trail Volunteer Don Deakins
ROAD MAP FROM SPRING CITY TO TRAILHEAD PARKING


Photo by Don Deakins
STINGING FORK TRAIL PARKING

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