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Hike - Devil's Racetrack - Fri., June 10, 2016

FRIDAY, JUNE 10, 2016
Depart at 8:00 a.m. from Chota Center
Distance:  6.5 miles   
Elevation Gain:  600 feet
Rating:   Moderate
Driving Time: 1 hr.  
Leader:   George Zola  614-937-0767
Devil’s Racetrack is an in and out hike along the Cumberland Trail.  The trail begins in a section of Cove Lake State Park north of Knoxville.  The hike parallels I-75 through the woods crossing over a boulder field before climbing toward the overlook.  Along the way we will pass 2 waterfalls and cascades.  The Devil’s Racetrack overlook is a collection of large rocks and offers one of the best views along the Cumberland Trail.  The hike is rated moderate for crossing the boulder field and the elevation gain up to the overlook.  

After the hike an optional lunch at McCloud Mountain Resort will be offered.  Part of the restaurant hangs over the edge of a cliff and offers spectacular views.    Please  email George Zola by June 6 if you plan to attend the lunch because reservations are required to gain access to the resort.  The drive to McCloud Mountain is approx. 15 minutes.