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Buggy Top Trail to Lost Cave Cove/Camping at Tims Ford State Park

March 23, 2023 @ 12:00 am

Sunday, April 16, 2023, 10:00 a.m. central/11:00 a.m. eastern

Hike: 4 miles in/out, moderately challenging due to steep descent with rough footing.

One hundred feet across and eighty feet high, the Buggy Top entrance to Lost Cove Cave is widely considered to be the most impressive cave entrance in Tennessee. This hike starts through dense forest then splits at an overlook above the small canyon carved over thousands of years by Crow Creek which flows downward from the mouth of the Buggy Top entrance. The fork to the left traverses the cliff’s edge before receding into the forest and towards the Peter Cave entrance to Lost Cove Cave.
We head to the right of this overlook and sharply downward toward the much more popular and visually magnificent Buggy Top entrance.

Bring water, lunch, and snacks.

Camping: If you plan to camp, YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR RESERVING YOUR OWN CAMPSITE AT TIMS FORD STATE PARK IN TENNESSEE – share your site and split the cost! Campsite Reservations | Tims Ford State Park, TN (tnstateparks.com) I have Main Campsite 45 reserved for Friday and Saturday nights. We will be hiking the Walls of Jericho Trail on Saturday before so be sure to sign up for that! Walls of Jericho, Alabama Trailhead/Camping at Tims Ford State Park, TN, Sat, Apr 15, 2023, 8:00 AM | Meetup

The 10 Essentials of Hiking – American Hiking Society
Leave No Trace – American Hiking Society

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March 23, 2023
12:00 am