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Guided Excursion Rides

  • Sequatchie Valley & Tennessee River Gorge - Excursion Ride # 1

  • Cumberland Plateau (Sewanee Natural Bridge & Foster Falls) - Excursion Ride # 2


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Trail Ride Schedule for the weekend of Trailfest 2016

  •  Our Scenic Excursion Rides will offer incredible views of the the beautiful Tennessee Mountains. Look for the sign-up tent / Information Booth on at AOP.  Spaces are limited and are first come first served.
  •  Each guided trail ride and excursion will have at least 2 experienced Guides to accompany you on your route. We welcome you all to come and join us. We have color coordinating Trail Ride Flags in the Ride Staging Area and they will determine your location to meet at the appropriate time.
  •  For all of our rides we ask that all drivers show up at least 15 minuted prior to departure. It is also advised to arrive prepared and ready to fueled up in advance. We'll conduct a brief drivers meeting and plan for a prompt departure. CB radios will be used on the rides so bring it if you have one but they're not mandatory. 

Registration & Tech Inspection

 All OHV's must pass a basic Safety Tech Inspection   

Required - Safety Belts, Fire Extinguisher, First Aid kit, Secure Battery
Optional - Cooler, Winch, Recovery Equipment, Body Anchor Points, CB Radio, Body Armor, Trail Map or GPS

  • Thursday   4 PM - 8 PM  ( 9 AM - 8 PM Vendor Only Check In & Setup)  
  • Friday        7 AM - 8 PM
  • Saturday   7:30 AM - 11 :30 AM

Friday

    Scenic Excursion Area Map Overview

    Scenic Excursion Area Map Overview

  • 12:30 PM - Guided Excursion Ride -  Scenic Excursion Ride # 2

Saturday

  • 8:30 AM -  Guided Excursion Ride -  Scenic Excursion Ride # 2

  • 12:30 PM - Guided Excursion Ride -   Scenic Excursion Ride # 1

 


Excursion Rides

 Sequatchie Valley & Tennessee River Gorge - Excursion Ride # 1 

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This excursion ride will require an ample amount of fuel before leaving the park. It is advised to be fueled and ready as the stops are limited on this ride. The speed on this ride will average between 15 and 45 miles per hour per posted speed limits.

This ride will leave the AOP and head toward Kimball TN. At the red light it will head north toward Jasper Tn. In Jasper the tour will turn left on Hwy150 and stay straight on Valley View Hwy for several miles. This Hwy will offer incredible views of the Sequatchie Valley (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sequatchie_Valley). It will cross the valley near Whitwell TN and go thru Powell’s Crossroad, Tn. Once thru the valley the tour will wind up and over Suck Creek Mountain. On the other side of the mountain the tour will turn right onto River Canyon/Mullins Cove Rd. It will follow the Tennessee River along it’s shoreline thru the famous Tennessee River Gorge (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tennessee_River_Gorge) for nearly 20 miles. It will exit out onto Hwy 27 and then turn left to connect with Hwy 41 next to the I-24. It will then turn right and go back thru Jasper TN and return to the park.


Cumberland Plateau (Sewanee Natural Bridge & Foster Falls) - Excursion Ride # 2

This Cumberland Plateau excursion ride will require an ample amount of fuel before leaving the park. It is advised to be fueled and ready as the stops are limited on this ride. The speed on this ride will average between 15 and 55 miles per hour per posted speed limits. This ride is approximately 50 miles long and will have several stops along the way including the Sewanee Natural Bridge inside of Cumberland State Park , Jim Oliver Smokehouse for lunch (if needed), and then Foster Falls before returning to the park.

                          Foster Falls 

This ride will leave the AOP and at the end of Ellis Cover Rd it will turn left onto Ellis Rd. It will proceed approx. 2.3 miles and then turn left onto Hwy 2 for approx. 0.6 miles. The route will first depart AOP and then convoy through town to the Cumberland State Park. We will take some photos, browse the park and then make our way to the town of Monteagle, Tn. A lunch stop can be made in this town if needed. After this stop the route will continue on Hwy 41 thru Monteagle and will then make a left turn toward Tracy City/Altamont. Once the route reaches Tracy City it will make a right turn at 2nd traffic light to stay on Hwy 41. At approx. 13 miles Foster Falls will be on the right. Turn right into Foster Falls for a short drive to the parking area. From the parking lot it is a short 125 yard walk to the scenic overlook of the beautiful waterfall. After this stop turn right after exiting Foster Falls and continue on Hwy 41 to Jasper Tn. At the traffic light turn right onto 64/72 West to Kimball, TN and then turn right to return to AOP.

Foster Falls Google Images