Upcoming Chapter Meetings

Feb 16. Clarksville

Feb 22. Highland Rim

Mar 1. Columbia/Franklin

Mar 7. Sumner Trails

Mar 10. Plateau

7-day Hike Schedule


Feb 16. Lenfoot Hike Inn - Amicacola Falls (Soddy Daisy)

Feb 19. Feb 19 (Friday) Beaman Park - This will be a Ranger ..More.. Feb 19 (Friday) Beaman Park - This will be a Ranger guided hike of Henry Hollow Loop led by Kevin Sykes.  The loop is 3.5 mi and rated moderate.  Meet at the First Presbyterian Church in Hendersonville at 9AM CT for carpooling or at the trailhead at 10AM CT.  After the hike we will eat lunch at Richard’s Louisiana Cafe on White’s Creek Pike.  For more info please contact Rusty Krawchuk. (Sumner Trails)

Feb 20. Liberty Park, Clarksville; 3.5 miles, easy; meet 8:00 ..More.. Liberty Park, Clarksville; 3.5 miles, easy; meet 8:00 A.M. at the Liberty Park Pond parking area. (Clarksville)

Feb 20. Coytee Loop Branch and Glendale Branch Trails. - ..More.. Coytee Loop Branch and Glendale Branch Trails. - This hike will start at the Coytee Loop Branch trailhead parking lot and connect with the Glendale Branch Trail.  The trail basically follows the shoreline of Tellico Lake and the total distance is about 5.4 miles.  The trails are relatively flat, a few hills but nothing difficult.  This hike is rated easy.  A shuttle will be provided.  For those interested in carpooling, meet at Central Baptist Church of Bearden parking lot where we will leave from there at 8:30am ET.  Other carpoolers can meet at Lenoir City, Wal-Mart Murphy Gas Station where we will leave from at 9:00am ET.  Be sure to wear appropriate shoes and clothing and bring snacks and water and $$$ for carpooling.  Pre-registration is not required. (East Tennessee)

Feb 20. Bean Mountain/Oswald Dome Hike.  Cherokee National ..More.. Bean Mountain/Oswald Dome Hike.  Cherokee National Forest.  Reliance, TN.  Forest Service Trail 80.  8 miles out and back.  Elevation gain, about 2,000 ft.   Moderate to strenuous.  FS Trail 80 travels from the Picnic Area at Quinn Springs Recreation Area off Highway 30 up Bean Mountain to Oswald Dome.  This trail affords great winter-time views of the Delano area and west toward northern Bradley County, the Gee Creek Wilderness area across the Hiwassee River and glimpses of the mountains to the northeast.  Bring water, snacks, lunch, a light source and hiking sticks.  Wear sturdy hiking boots.  We will organize a carpool from the Monteagle Elementary School.  Drive time from Monteagle to the Oswald Dome Trailhead is one hour, fourty minutes.  Contact Joan Hartvigsen for meeting time, jhartvigs@comcast.net or 931-962-0811. (Highland Rim)

Feb 20. CANCELLED.   Montague Mountain Hike.  ..More.. CANCELLED.   Montague Mountain Hike.  Bridgeport, AL.  7 miles, 1,100 ft. elevation change.  Moderate to strenuous.  Creek crossings.  Vehicle shuttle required.  Bring water, snacks and lunch.  Bring hiking poles and lights.  Wear sturdy hiking boots.  Meet at 9:00 a.m. CT at Russell Cave National Monument Visitor Center, 3729 County Road 98, Bridgeport, AL. This is an opportunity to hike on privately owned land.   Register with Tommy Bean tbean52@hotmail.com or 423-596-4909.  Contact Joan Hartvigsen for carpool leaving from Monteagle Elementary School, jhartvigs@comcast.net or 931-962-0811.  (Highland Rim)

Feb 20. Feb 20, Tour de Wolf Trail – Shelby Farms Woody ..More.. Feb 20, Tour de Wolf Trail – Shelby Farms Woody will lead a 6-mile easy hike along the Tour de Wolf "off road" bicycle course. This trail is not paved; so, wear sturdy shoes or boots. We will meet at the Shelby Farms "Temporary" Visitor Center at 9:00 a.m. sharp. The Temporary Visitor Center is located across the road from the Woodland Discovery Playground. It’s easiest to reach from the parks entrance on Mullins Station Road. If you enter the Park from Farm Road, there are signs directing you through the Park, past the old (now closed) Visitor Center, to the Temporary one on the Mullins Station Road side of the Park.    (Memphis)

Feb 20. Feb. 20 -  two options: 1) Volunteer Day Loop ..More.. Feb. 20 -  two options: 1) Volunteer Day Loop Trail, Long Hunter State Park, 4 miles total; or 2) Continue hiking on the Volunteer Trail to complete 11 miles total. Directions: From I-40 East, take Exit 226, turn right onto Highway 171, then right onto Baker’s Grove Road. There is a sign to indicate "Volunteer Trail,"  which is about .7 miles prior to reaching the main entrance to Lone Hunter State Park. The Day Loop Trail trail contains large oak trees, shagbark hickory and sugar maple. At the end of the trail, there is a backpacking camping area with nice benches where we will take a break for snacks/lunch. After the break, we will traverse back to the trailhead. (Nashville)

Feb 20. Soddy Creek Gorge, Cumberland Trail, Soddy-Daisy. ..More.. Soddy Creek Gorge, Cumberland Trail, Soddy-Daisy. This is a combined hike with Soddy-Daisy Chapter led by one of their members. It will be a 10 mile strenuous hike with a car shuttle from Sluder Lane to Hwy 111.   (Plateau)

Feb 20. Sluder Lane to Hwy 111.  Approximately 10 miles.  ..More.. Sluder Lane to Hwy 111.  Approximately 10 miles.  Strenuous.  Meet at Durham Street parking lot in Soddy Daisy at 10 a.m.  Plateau Chapter will be joining us. (Soddy Daisy)

Feb 20. Lone Mountain Loop Trail in Morgan County. The hike ..More.. Lone Mountain Loop Trail in Morgan County. The hike is approximately 10 miles and is rated strenuous because of elevation change and the numerous steep pitches. On a clear day, from Coyote Point you can see the Smoky Mountains. Contact Jennifer Carroll to register for the hike.  (Upper Cumberland)

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