Devil's Racetrack is a formation of two rock 'fins' that stick out of the side of the mountains along side of I-75 just North of the 134 exit in Caryville. They are all very solid rock, nothing is very brittle, but the thing you have to look for is vegetation. Moss is really bad on several spots. Other than that the rock is spectacular. Great views on top of great climbs. The bolts are all really well placed, and anchors are very solid. The approach trail is a tad steep in some spots, so be careful if its wet out. The routes range from 5.3 to 5.9 on trad and 5.8 to 5.11 on sport. So there is stuff for everyone.
Take exit 134 on I-75. From there drive to Cove Lake State Park. Go past the entrance to the park, and take the next left. Follow this road until it intersects Butter and Egg Road. Continue through the intersection. After about a quarter of a mile, you will see a New house with a RED TIN ROOF. Turn left down the gravel road directly BEFORE this house. After less than a minute, you will see a gravel road on the right blocked off with big boulders. Park here, and hike up the gravel road parallel to the creek for several minutes until you see a easy place to cross the creek to your right. Once you cross the creek follow the paths upto the nose of the main spire. Everything to the left of the nose is the north face, everything to the right is the Alley.
Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Devil's Race Track:
P1 -- Obvious traverse from up in the alley towards the arete to ledge to anchors (possibly sketch). Belay from here. P2 -- pull bulge and finish up the route to the top with easy climbing....[more]Browse More Classics in TN
Finally headed up to this crag after over a year of beta hunting. Honestly I was mostly worried about some chump tossing a rock through my windshield, as I have read more than one vandalism warning. No issues, easy to find, right on the Cumberland Trail. Parking is limited, room for maybe 6-8 trucks. 10 minute approach to moderate creek crossing, then a steep but short trail to the base. Trail marked by white blazes until creek crossing, then marked with black plastic on trees. Not sure what routes are what yet, was able to climb 2 lines, one free and one with gear. Very scenic, exposed. I'm guessing this will be a bushwacking nightmare in the summer, mountain laurel already growing like mad.
The road that you actually turn on(right by the newer house with the red tin roof) to park, you will see the boulders blocking the access to the Cumberland Trail, but there are no signs, just some spray painted boulders. Submitted By: Jeff Thilking on Mar 10, 2013