The Possum Creek Gorge Section links with the Soddy Creek Gorge Section on the south and the Rock Creek Gorge Section to the north. These three sections constitute the Three Gorges Segment, which has 30.7 contiguous miles of the Cumberland Trail.
The Possum Creek Gorge Section’s southern terminus is on Heiss Mountain Road, which is also the northern terminus of the Soddy Creek Gorge Section. From there the Cumberland Trail descends into the gorge of Big Possum Creek, climbs out of the gorge to the top of Hughes Ridge, descends into the gorge of Little Possum Creek, then climbs again to the top of the plateau at Retro-Hughes Road, which is the northern terminus for this section and the southern terminus for the Rock Creek Gorge Section.
Highlights include views from overlooks, deep river gorges, rock formations, and impressive waterfalls and rapids.