Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Obed Wild and Scenic River, TN

More from last weeks Tennessee adventure!

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!

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