The East Tennessee chapter serves hikers in the Knoxville, Oak Ridge and Norris area. Hikes are regularly scheduled throughout the year on the many trails in this region, as well as in other parts of the state. Check the TTA calendar for more information about upcoming hikes.

Contact Rosemary Marshall bt telephone at 865-951-8317 or by email, for more information about the chapter.

The East Tennessee chapter does not meet regularly, so watch the TTA calendar for announcements of meeting times and places.

Information about the East Tennessee Chapter's events and activities is also available on their blog.

Upcoming East Tennessee Hikes and Programs:

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Date Chapter Hike Leader or Contact
    Updated Sep 25, 2016 Please pre-register. Schedules are subject to change!
    ** September 2016 **  


East Tennessee

Castle Rock in Frozen Head State Park - Join us on a hike in the Cumberland Mountains.  We will park at the Park Headquarters and hike the road to the Lookout Tower trail.  We will following the Lookout Tower trail about 3 miles to the intersection with the Bird Mountain trail/Cumberland Mountain trail gaining about 1500 feet.  We will follow the Bird Mountain trail for about 4 miles to where we first started on the Lookout Tower trail, gaining about 300 feet in the first mile or so then losing 1500 feet.  Along the way we will pass Castle Rock. The total hiking distance is about 7.5 miles.  The hike difficulty is rated as moderate.  The distances are estimates based on conversations with park rangers.  We will meet in the Bearden Central Baptist Church parking lot for car-pooling and leave at 8:30 am stopping in Oak Ridge at the American Museum of Science & Energy, 300 Tulane Ave, and meeting in the parking lot nearest Illinois Ave.  We will leave there at 9:00 am for those who would prefer to meet there.  We recommend shoes to wear to and from the hike plus sturdy hiking shoes, other weather appropriate clothing, a snack, a drink and a camera. Be sure to bring $$’s for carpooling.  After the hike plan on stopping at Applebee’s in Oak Ridge on the way back for a meal and refreshments.  For specific information about the hike please call Tom before September 23rd.

Tom Cressler
865-588-5622 (leave message)

    ** October 2016 **  


East Tennessee

Hooper Bald to Huckleberry Knob - 3.5 miles out and back (combined)– These 2 easy hikes are great for a late summer outing. We will start at Hooper Bald where a kiosk describes the history of a hunting preserve which operated here in the early 1900’s along with information about the introduction of the European Wild Boar and the project to protect the wild azaleas.  The gravel walking trail is on a gradual incline through a lush forest. At the far end of the meadow we will have a view of Huckleberry Knob, a leisurely hike along a grassy jeep path. The trail winds through woods into the meadow called Oak Knob. Here we will enjoy big 360 degree mountain views.  We will stop at Tellico Grains for lunch. Wear sturdy boots, bring water, lunch and money for carpooling. For more information and to register contact Garnett Rush.

Garnett Rush


East Tennessee

Pogue Creek Canyon State Nature Area, Pickett State Park -  This is a new trail and we will be the pioneers.  We will be leaving from the  Bandy Creek Camping Area Pavilion.  Pre-registration is required on this hike.  Please contact Tom Cressler.

Tom Cressler



2016 Annual Meeting
Pickwick Landing SP

Hosted by Memphis Chapter

    ** November 2016 **  



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