Possum Creek Section of the Three Gorges Segment (Cumberland Trail, Soddy Daisy): This strenuous 9.5 mile trail, offering 1,000 feet of elevation gain and loss, descends into the gorge of Big Possum Creek, climbs out of the gorge to the top of Hughes Ridge, descends into the gorge of Little Possum Creek, then climbs again to the top of the plateau at Retro-Hughes Road between Little Possum and Rock Creek gorges. Highlights include overlooks, deep river gorges, rock formations and waterfalls.
Directions from Chattanooga: Take Hwy 27 N 21 miles and stay left to take TN 111 N toward Dunlap. Proceed 4 miles to Jones Gap Rd. exit and turn right. Take immediate right onto Heiss Mountain Rd., a dead-end road that parallels TN 111. Proceed 0.5 mile from the service station at Jones Gap Rd. to the end of a guard rail on the left and the nearby trailhead. Parking is available along the side of the road.