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|Photo by Ben Prepelka|
Between Chattanooga and Knoxville, I-75 follows alongside some of the highest and most rugged terrain of the Appalachian Mountains. Mirroring the interstate, Wallings Ridge appears as another barrier to the west, marking the eastern edge of Tennessee's Cumberland Plateau. This rather large plateau is sparsely covered with a few back country roads solely because of its remote location and rugged topography. Its sheer cliffs and rugged canyons (gulfs) give the northern section of the 15,590 acre South Cumberland State Recreation Area the name of Savage Gulf. Broken into ten districts, South Cumberland SRA is scattered over 100 square miles and four counties, all accessed over 80 miles of hiking trails.
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