This hyperlinked PDF article, entitled "Sewanee's Best Day Hikes," will be my guide in describing my experience. The map embedded in this article can be accessed as a separate PDF file.
|View from base of memorial cross|
|Sewanee Memorial Cross|
|Bridal Veil Falls|
|Looking toward Cowan farmland|
|Solomon's Temple Cave|
Trail 8: Cedar Hollow Lake (2 mi loop). This was by far the most disappointing trail. If one is out simply for a power walk around fire lane trails, I guess this would be a good trail for that purpose, but I didn't see anything noteworthy, or that beckoned me to take a picture of. Apparently, there is/was an old growth forest that is/was associated with this trail. If it still exists, I completely missed it. On a 1-9 scale, I gave it a 2.
|Sewanee Golf Course|
|Students observing basswood tree|
trails in all of Tennessee for observing a wide array of wildflowers in the springtime. I love the diversity of trees as well, including groves of shagbark hickory, basswood, and buckeye, which are uncommon species on most trails. The return trail fronts the University's Golf Course and continues to follow the bluff at the top, with short walk-outs to the edge, including Beckwith's Point, until it returns to the East Gate. The trail is of the ideal length, from my vantage point, long enough to give me a good workout, but short enough not to make me want to sit out an extra day before hiking again. On a 1-9 scale, I gave it a 9.
|Piney Point view|