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Obed River Park Trails

Obed River Park

Trailhead coordinates: GPS: 35.974403, -85.046755

This existing trail is a two-mile-long paved walk and follows a portion of the Obed River for over half its length. In addition to viewing the labeled trees, visitors can view the Tennessee Central Railroad trestle and Harrison and Mitchell dam historic sites, as well as rock formations, foot bridges, wild flowers and wildlife. 

A Class I Arboretum is featured along the course of the paved Obed River Trail adjacent to the Obed River.  The arboretum includes many native species of trees that have identification markers. A paved surface multi-use trail is for public use by non-motorized traffic: walkers, runners, roller-blade enthusiasts and bicycle riders.  

The trail originates at the Cumberland County Obed River Park, a county owned park facility that features three picnic shelters, restrooms, and a playground.  On the trail, a visitor passes two foot bridges, two historical markers, views the scenic Obed River and experiences a large number of native Cumberland Plateau plants, trees, and wildflowers.  The trail gradually climbs to a large rolling meadow that has a segment of an abandoned railway corridor and the ruins of one of Cumberland County’s first dams. The around the meadow has been turned into a fitness trail with numerous pieces of exercise equipment.