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 Jan 19, 2017 Please pre-register. Schedules are subject to change!
    ** January 2017 **  

1/21
Sat

East Tennessee

Alley Ford at Obed - The Obed Wild & Scenic River Park consists of four streams that have cut into the sandstone of the Cumberland Plateau creating rugged landscape of wild land and water.  There are spectacular gorges with 400 foot cliffs above the streams, and huge sandstone boulders dotting the streams creating large whitewater rapids in the rushing water.  We will hike approximately 5 miles in and out to Alley Ford.  The trail head begins at the Rock Creek Campground adjacent to Nemo.  Pre-registration is required due to the weather conditions.  We will have 2 meeting places.  The first meeting place will be at the Ingles parking lot at Merchants Rd Exit off I-75 North at 9:00am ET. Another meeting place will be at 9:30am ET at the Oak Ridge Museum of Science parking area.  Please register with Sherry Barber.

Sherry Barber
sherry.kerr.barber@gmail.com
865-209-6189

    ** February 2017 **  

2/11
Sat

East Tennessee

Knoxville Urban Wilderness - Urban Wilderness South Loop.  The hike is between 5 and 6 miles, mostly through the woods, with rolling hills, none very steep.  About 2 miles will be along the French Broad River with good views.  The hike is rated as easy.  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.  You can view and print the Urban Wilderness South Loop map on the Outdoor Knoxville website. The hike will be on the trails on the side of the map along the French Broad River in the Wildlife Management Area.  One of our hike trails follows the west boundary of the shaded area, West Boundary Trail, and the remainder follows the purple trails.  We will meet in the Central Baptist Church of Bearden parking lot for car-pooling and leave at 9:00 am.  If you prefer you can meet us at 9:30 am at the trail head located at the parking lot at the end of McClure Lane.  McClure Lane is on the left just after you pass the parking lot for Meads Quarry (see the map referred to above).  After the hike plan on stopping on the way back for a meal and refreshments, perhaps at Calhoun’s or somewhere is South Knoxville. For specific information about the hike please call Tom Cressler.

Tom Cressler
865-974-4955
865-588-5622 (leave message)
cressler@utk.edu (before February 10th)

2/18
Sat

East Tennessee

Knoxville Urban Wilderness - Baker Creek Preserve trail.  This trail system is located in the S. Knoxville Urban Wilderness area.  After exploring the lower trails, Redbud Crest, Floyd Fox and Sycamore Loop, we have the option to climb the Best Medicine trail to Pappy’s Knob. Here we can get a 360 degree view of Knoxville, the Cumberland Mts. and the Smoky Mts.  Length not more than 5 miles.  Meet at the trailhead parking lot at 1516 Taylor Rd at 12 PM (noon).  You can view and print the map of the Baker Creek Preserve trail on the Outdoor Knoxville website.

Chris Hamilton
hikeintenn@gmail.com