Camp at OBED Wild and Scenic River Area via the Point Trail

Rate this Adventure 4 miles  - Out-and-Back Trail

Added by Michael Sommers

Amazing views about an hour from Knoxville, TN and two hours from Nashville. The campsite is located within hiking distance of quality rock climbing, and its a great spot to camp and then go for a morning trail run. When you're tired from having fun all day, you get the calming sound of the OBED river to put you to sleep.

You will want to park at the Lilly Bluff parking lot. Your GPS won't know where this is, so here are the GPS coordinates N36° 06.162', W84° 43.280'.

The trailhead is located on the North side of the parking lot. All you need to do is follow the sign for Point Trail. The trail culminates at an exposed rocky cliff with great spots for camping and exploring. You will find plenty of great camp spots with amazing views mostly to the right of the trail if you are walking up.

If you arrive at night be careful because the cliff drop offs will sneak up on you! Make sure to bring a headlamp and look down.

Read More

Tags

Fitness
Rock Climbing
Chillin
Camping
Photography
Backpacking
Hiking
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
River
Romantic
Scenic
Wildlife

Reviews

Have you done this adventure? Be the first to leave a review!

Stay Nearby

Wartburg, Tennessee

Rock Creek Campground (Tn)

Overview Rock Creek Campground is located near the Emory River in the Obed Wild and Scenic River.Recreation Whitewater paddling is available seasonally in the Obed WSR. Rock climbing is another cha...

Crossville, Tennessee

Crossville / I 40 Koa

Oneida, Tennessee

Bandy Creek

Overview Bandy Creek is a spacious and modern campground, situated in The Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area--a vast and scenic expanse of land that offers visitors countless recreat...

Sweetwater, Tennessee

Sweetwater / I 75 / Exit 62 Koa

Nearby Adventures

  • Take in the View at Lilly Bluff Overlook

    Honestly this is hard to even call a trail, but that doesn't mean it lacks beauty. Once you take the right or left of off ridge Ridge Road make sure to go past the first parking lot and into the second larger parking lot. The trail starts near the...

    0.6 miles 0 ft gain

  • Bouldering at Lilly Boulders

    Start the quick approach to Lilly Boulders from the Lilly Overlook parking area. For directions, plug the coordinates 36.10277, -84.72147 into your GPS or try here.  At the leftmost part of the parking lot, you will see a sign for the trailhead le...

  • Climb The Lilly Bluff Wall

    The Obed Wild and Scenic River is typically not found in the same conversations as Zion or Yosemite, but be assured this hidden gem of Tennessee is one of the East Coast's must climb destinations.There are a number of climbing areas within the Ob...

  • Photograph Potter's Falls.

    Potter's Falls is a semi locally known area that is used for lots of different activities. To get there the roads are pretty simple and easy to follow the directions. The parking can be a bit tricky especially if its during the summer or extreme c...

    0.1 miles 50 ft gain