Crab Orchard Mountain Segment: Devil’s Breakfast Table Segment

Crab Orchard Mountain Segment: Devil’s Breakfast Table Segment

Crab Orchard Mountain Segment: Devil’s Breakfast Table Section is an 11 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Lancing, Tennessee that features a river and is rated as moderate. The Devil’s Breakfast Table Trailhead represents the Southern terminus of the Obed Wild and Scenic River Segment. It is the Northern terminus of the Crab Orchard Mountain Segment. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking and running.

The northern end of this Section can be reached by entering the Catoosa WMA on Firetower Road. Take I-40 Exit 322, go north on Peavine Road/101 North for 1.8 miles to Firetower Road. Turn left on Firetower Road where you will see the high voltage power lines on your left. Firetower Road is a paved road for 3.5 miles and then becomes packed gravel when you approach the Catoosa WMA entry. The main roads in the Catoosa are graveled but suitable for passenger cars. Proceed another 11 miles after entering the WMA to Daddys Creek and the Devil’s Breakfast Table. (Note: Fire Tower Road turns into Otter Creek Road shortly after entering Catoosa WMA). Cross a sturdy 120-foot one-lane bridge with wood decking and no guardrails over Daddys Creek. Graveled parking is on the right with room for about a dozen vehicles at Devil’s Breakfast Table trailhead. (Note: Fire Tower/Otter Creek Road becomes Hebbertsburg Road after crossing the bridge over Daddys Creek.)

Northern Trailhead: N 36.3603523, -84.47548

The Devil’s Breakfast Table trailhead can also be reached from I-40 Exit 329 in Crab Orchard. Take I-40 Exit 329, go north. Cross TN 70 and a railroad. Turn left at the gas station on Main Street. Proceed three streets to Hebbertsburg Road. Turn right. Drive 5.3 miles north to a T intersection and a stop sign. The Daddys Creek trail head sign on the left at about 3 miles.

Turn right at the T intersection onto Peavine Road. Antioch Cemetery is on the left. Proceed .4 miles on Peavine Road to a fork on the road. Take the left fork. Proceed .6 miles and take the left fork again. Continue another .6 miles on an asphalt road. Enter Catoosa Wildlife Management Area and the road becomes packed gravel. In 3.4 miles arrive at the first intersection and turn left. Proceed 2.6 miles to Daddys Creek. Just before the bridge is a parking area on the left.

Devils Breakfast Table Trailhead. Trailhead for the Obed Wild and Scenic River Segment is about 200 feet up the gravel road east of Daddys Creek bridge on the left. The trail with two big boulders across from the parking area is not the CT. This area is also popular with people swimming and fishing during the summer months.

Southern Trailhead: – 36.000824, –84.825522

The Southern terminus can be reached from Exit 322 on I-40.

Take Peavine Road north toward Fairfield Glade. Travel 6 miles to a four way stop in the middle of Fairfield Glade. The trailhead is exactly 4 miles from the four way stop. Park on the right side of the road across from the trailhead. Cross the road and follow the winding trail. After 1.3 miles the trail crosses an old gravel logging road and after 2.2 miles you reach the wooden bridge over McGinnis Creek. Trail not open beyond this point.