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Obed Wild and Scenic River

Birding Camping Climbing Fishing Hiking Paddling Whitewater Restrooms Shelter Whitewater Wildflowers Wildlife Viewing Trails Picnic Area

HIGHLIGHTS:

Encompassing 5,000 acres of the Cumberland Plateau, Obed Wild and Scenic River protects the free-flowing Obed River, Clear Creek, Emory River, and its tributaries; impressive 400-foot-deep gorges carved out by the Obed River; 45 mile river system includes paddling opportunities for quiet floats  to whitewater runs that range from Class II to Class IV; 23 miles of hiking trails that range from easy to moderate and wind through the rugged terrain and thick forests to stunning overlooks; bouldering on impressive large house size boulders along with steep cliffs for rock climbing with over 400 permanently-bolted routes that vary in difficulty from 5.7 to 5.13. The Cumberland Trail winds through the Park offering a challenging and scenic alternative for longer day hikes or backpacking trips.

Hunting: The trails are on public land that is open to hunting, check TWRA for dates.

Connects: Obed River, Cumberland Trail System

Park Map

Park Information

Location & Contact

Regional

208 Maiden St., Wartburg, TN 37887

U.S. National Park

423-346-6294

Features & Amenities

Birding, Camping, Climbing, Fishing, Hiking, Paddling, Picnic Area, Restrooms, Shelter, Whitewater, Wildflowers, Wildlife Viewing

Park Size

5,000 acres

Natural Trails: 23 miles

River Miles: 45 miles

Hours of Operation

Open Sunrise to Sunset

Resources

Obed Website

Trail Map

Bicycling

Bicycling

Birding

Disc Golf

Disc Golf

Fishing

Hiking

Paddling

Rock Climbing

Rock Climbing

Running / Walking

Running / Walking

Skateboarding

Skateboarding

Wildflowers

Wildflowers