The Obed river system cuts through another area of the Cumberland Plateau in Tennessee. It consists of sections of four streams: Daddys Creek, Clear Creek, Emory River and the Obed River. It is a part of the National Park system. Any time we are near a "wild and scenic river" we know we are going to have a great hike! Hard to go wrong with this kind of scenery.
We hiked about 6 1/2 miles, saw one waterfall from above, scrambled around another beautiful waterfall and looked down off the plateau from overlooks to the river below. We believe we did a combination of the Lily Bluff, Bridge Trail and Point Trail. So much left to hike should we come this way again!
|Obed river. It had rained heavily the day before and the river was high!|
|off we go!|
|saw this waterfall from the trail but no way to access|
|worked our way down off trail to check out this beautiful waterfall system!|
|back on the trail the waterfall is almost hidden!|
|lady slipper orchids with a couple of pure white moths hanging on|
|look down for the river|
|just a little bit of green here;)|
|streams flowing everywhere!|
|the trail even has a small arch|
|forest trails are soft underfoot with lots of obstacles|
|colorful blue and green lizard missing the end of his tail|
|Another wow moment!|