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Williamson County, TN
Friday, May 26, 2017
Let's Look Out the Window Cliffs.
Window Cliffs SNA
Sun, May 21 10:00 am

Carpool 9:00am (CT): Home Depot, 955 S Hartman Drive, Lebanon, TN 37087 (I-40, Exit 236). In 2014 Tennessee opened its newest Natural Area. 2.4 miles of Cane Creek runs through this canyon and a 2.7 mile trail follows it. NOTE: It crosses the creek 18 times. YOUR FEET AND PROBABLY LEGS WILL GET WET. Bring water shoes as we may have to change in and out of our boots. Below are some excerpts from the State's website: Window Cliffs is a 275-acre state natural area designated in 2014. It is located in southern Putnam County approximately 18 miles south of Cookeville near Burgess Falls State Natural Area. Located within the dissected portion of the Eastern Highland Rim, Window Cliffs is a prominent geological clifftop feature that consists of a very narrow, elongated ridge that lies in the neck of an incised meander of Cane Creek. While it is about 150 feet wide at its base, it is only a few feet wide on the narrow clifftop 200 feet above Caney Creek.  Window Cliffs is a day use natural area. A trailhead with an interpretative kiosk is located at the parking area at the end of Old Cane Creek Road. The trail is 5.5 miles roundtrip from the parking area to Window Cliffs. Allow two and half to 3 hours to complete the hike. A roundtrip requires 18 creek crossings which can be challenging or impassable during high water as there are no bridges but only cables and rock crossings. You will get wet when hiking this trail. Hiking boots are recommended for hiking the trail, having an extra pair of water shoes or tennis shoes is suggested for stream crossings. The trail is considered difficult to strenuous. Due to the numerous stream crossings with sometimes swift water and the potentially dangerous cliff tops, pets are not permitted within the natural area. - See more at: http://www.tn.gov/environment/article/na-na-Window-Cliffs#sthash.cqfaK1B2.dpuf One more note: Pet's ARE NOT allowed per State Regulations. Children are allowed but take note of the danger of water crossings and make sure your child is able to handle them.

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