PEAVINE ROAD TO DEVIL’S

BREAKFAST TABLE

Obed Wild and Scenic River Segment

Distance: 6.3 miles (construction estimate)
Difficulty: Moderate Plus
Elevation Change: 300 feet gain and loss (estimate)Trail Work Sign
Cautions: Florescent Orange, high visibility clothing required in this area.
Camping: under construction.  A primitive site will be available south of McGinnis Branch in Keyes-Harrison WMA.

An official camp site inside Keyes-Harrison WMA is expected to be available after this section is opened.

No back country camping is permitted in Catoosa WMA

Topographic Maps: Hebbertsburg and Lancing Quadrangles

Northern Terminus: Daddy’s Creek Trailhead on Firetower Road at Devil’s Breakfast Table (El. 1,266′  N36°03.523 W84°47.548)  (Trailhead is in Central Time Zone)
Southern Terminus: Peavine Road. TBD

Overview:

The trail is marked with signage and white tree blazes. The roughly six mile trail from Peavine Road north to Devil’s Breakfast Table crosses Keyes-Harrison Wildlife Management Area. At McGinnis Branch Bridge (mile __) the trail crosses into Catoosa WMA and remains in the Catoosa WMA to Nemo Bridge trailhead.

The Northern terminus of this Section connects to the  Southern terminus of the Obed River Wild and Scenic River  Segment on Firetower Road at Devil’s Breakfast Table (N36°03.523 W84°47.548).

Time Travel Alert: Be aware that the northern trailhead is on the boundary with Eastern Time Zone at Devil’s Breakfast Table. Hikers relying on cell phones are libel to pick up signals from towers in both time zones.  Carry a conventional watch.

Approximately six additional miles of the Cumberland Trail are under construction as of 2016 on the west side of Daddys Creek from Devil’s Breakfast Table heading south to Peavine Road.

Hikers Caution –

 Observe hunting calendar before hiking in Catoosa WMA.  According to the 2016-2017 TWRA Hunting Guide, page 56, Catoosa WMA is now open year-round for through hiking on the Cumberland Trail.  This is a significant change from previous policy. However, hikers may not drive into the Catoosa WMA during hunting days.  Access on hunting days is only by the current trailhead at Nemo Bridge.

Hikers must wear florescent orange clothing to maintain visibility to hunters in the area during hunting seasons.  

Hunting Seasons: In general, hunting dates follow this schedule: Mid-October through December various long weekends (Fri – Sun) February and March for all users (roads are gated, not allowing motorized vehicles). And April to first week of May, on most days. Hikers may NOT drive into Devil’s Breakfast Table trailhead during any hunting day.

For specific hunting dates in Catoosa WMA, contact the Region III WMA Office at 1-800-262-6704. or down load the Hunters guide from the TWRA web site HERE.

Trailheads:

The Devil’s Breakfast Table Trailhead represents the Southern terminus of the Obed Wild and Scenic River Segment.  It is the Northern terminus of the Crab Orchard Mountain Segment.

As a reminder, as of  2018, the CT is divided into 12 SEGMENTS. There are 23 SECTIONS.  Each segment may have several sections or the segment may stand alone. Please explore the trail segment menu on the right side of the page.

The northern end of this Section can be reached by entering the Catoosa WMA on Firetower Road. Take I-40 Exit 322, go north on Peavine Road/101 North for 1.8 miles to Firetower Road. Turn left on Firetower Road where you will see the high voltage power lines on your left. Firetower Road is a paved road for 3.5 miles and then becomes packed gravel when you approach the Catoosa WMA entry. The main roads in the Catoosa are graveled but suitable for passenger cars. Proceed another 11 miles after entering the WMA to Daddys Creek and the Devil’s Breakfast Table. (Note: Fire Tower Road turns into Otter Creek Road shortly after entering Catoosa WMA). Cross a sturdy 120-foot one-lane bridge with wood decking and no guardrails over Daddys Creek. Graveled parking is on the right with room for about a dozen vehicles at Devil’s Breakfast Table trailhead. (Note: Fire Tower/Otter Creek Road becomes Hebbertsburg Road after crossing the bridge over Daddys Creek.)

Hikers ascend 273 steps through the”stone door” about 1.2 miles south of the Devil’s Breakfast Table trailhead in Catoosa WMA. Click for larger image. (Richie)

Devil’s Breakfast Table trailhead can also be reached  from I-40 Exit 329 in Crab Orchard. Take I-40 Exit 329, go north.  Cross TN 70 and a railroad. Turn left at the gas station on Main Street.  Proceed three streets to Hebbertsburg Road. Turn right. Drive XX miles north to a T intersection and a stop sign.  (Note the Daddys Creek trail head sign on the left at about 3 miles.)

Turn right at the T intersection onto Peavine road.  Antioch Cemetery is on the left. Proceed (xx) miles on Peavine Road to a fork on the road.  Take the left fork. Proceed XX miles on an asphalt road.  Enter Catoosa Wildlife Management Area and the road becomes packed gravel.  In XX miles arrive at the first intersection and turn left. Proceed xx miles to Daddys Creek. Just before the bridge is a parking area on the left.

Devils Breakfast Table Trailhead.  Trailhead for the Obed Wild and Scenic River Segment is about 200 feet up the gravel road east of Daddys Creek bridge on the left.  The trail with two big boulders across from the parking area is not the CT.  This area is also popular with people swimming and fishing during the summer months.

The southern trailhead of the Devil’s Breakfast Table Section is on Peavine Road off Hebbertsburg Road.  The Peavine Road trailhead can be reached from I-40 Exit 329 in Crab Orchard. Take I-40 Exit 329, go north.  Cross TN 70 and a railroad. Turn left at the gas station on Main Street.  Proceed three streets to Hebbertsburg Road. Turn right. Drive XX miles north to a T intersection and a stop sign.  (Note the Daddys Creek trail head sign on the left at about 3 miles.)

Don Eppelheimer of Fairfield Glade takes the over look of Daddys Creek about 1.5 miles south of Devil's Breakfast Table in Catoosa WMA. (Richie)

Don Eppelheimer of Fairfield Glade takes in the overlook of Daddys Creek about 1.2 miles south of Devil’s Breakfast Table in Catoosa WMA. (Richie)

Turn left onto Peavine Road. Note the Antioch Cemetery on the left.  Proceed XX miles crossing over Daddys Creek on a concrete bridge. Trailhead parking is on the shoulder under a power line right of way.

The trailhead is on the right or north side of the road.   Land on both sides of the road at this point belongs to Keyes-Harrison WMA.

 

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