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Deep Creek TN

(c) Sam Silvey

(c) Andrew Kornylak

5/13/2017- NEW TRAIL NOW OPEN!

November 2017: TN State Parks are requiring climbers to register before climbing at any Park.  Registration is free. Please fill out required waiver here: http://tnstateparks.com/parks/activity-detail/cumberland-trail-rock-climbing

History and Access Information:

Click Here for Deep Creek Purchase and History Report

The Deep Creek cliffs and streams are located on TN Dept of Environment and Conservation Land, state land, and it is by their grace that we are allowed to recreate there. Please be respectful of all rules, other people, and of the sensitive environment while you visit this special and unique area.

Deep Creek Parking area and first 2 minutes of approach trail are owned and maintained by the Southeastern Climbers Coalition. While in this area, please be respectful of adjacent land owners by keeping a low profile and following the rules below. Please enjoy your visit to Deep Creek!

General Regulations:

1. Drive slowly through the community. Please respect that families and their children live and play here.
2. Parking area closed from 10PM to 6AM. No loitering.
5. NO TRESPASSING on surrounding private property.
6. There are 26 marked spaces in the parking area. If all are taken, please visit a different area. Illegally parked vehicles will be TOWED at owner�s expense.
7. Please keep dogs on leashes while in parking area.
8. All climbers must fill out climber registration before climbing at TN State Parks.  The waiver is free: http://tnstateparks.com/parks/activity-detail/cumberland-trail-rock-climbing

Climbing Regulations:

1. NO BOLTING OR NEW ROUTE DEVELOPMENT WITHOUT A PERMIT.  To learn more abou the Cumberland Trail Fixed Hardware Review process, click here.

For additional information please contact info@seclimbers.org, or John Dorough at jwdorough@comcast.net.


Leave No Trace:

  • Keep this area beautiful and clean. Clean up after yourselves, your peers, and your pets. Lead by example and pick it up on the first pass.

  • Please read our crag minimal impact flier

Gate Combination:

If you would like to visit Deep Creek, and would like the combination to the lock on the gate to the parking lot, you must have read and agree to the Regulations and Guidelines posted on this page.

I have read and agree to the General Regulations, the Climbing Specific Regulations and the Leave No Trace guidelines above.

Driving Directions:

  • From Chattanooga:

Take US-27 North for ~19 miles to Hixson Pike Exit. Left on Tsati, go .3mi. Right on Dayton Pike- go 0.7mi. Left on Durham- go .4mi. Right on Spring- go .1mi. Left on Hotwater- go 2.1mi (up the mtn). Sharp right on Old Hotwater- go .5mi. Sharp left on gravel rd- go .1mi fork left onto gravel rd.- go 50ft. Right into gravel parking area.

Deep Creek Property Manager:
John Dorough - jwdorough@comcast.net

Partnering Organizations, Volunteers, & Donors:

A Special Thanks goes out to these organizations who partnered with the SCC to purchase the Deep Creek parking area:

  • Wild Trails/Triple Crown Bouldering Series
  • Cumberland Trail Conference
  • Access Fund
  • Carolina Climbers Coalition
  • Friends of Cumberland Trail

A final Thanks goes out to the countless volunteers and donors who made this project possible.

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Published on: 2011-08-02 (16976 reads)
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