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 Feb 19, 2017 Please pre-register. Schedules are subject to change!
    ** February 2017 **  
    ** March 2017 **  

3/4
Sat

East Tennessee

Oak Ridge - North Boundary Greenway Hike.  This trail is located on the Department of Energy Reservation.  A variety of remnants of pre-Manhattan Project settlements are visible.  The trailhead that we will take is on the Oak Ridge turnpike at the west Guard House.   We will meet at Gold’s Gym in Oak Ridge at 9:00 a.m.  The hike will be 8 miles and is rated moderate.  Call Kim Holland for more information.

Kim Holland
865-789-5220

3/11
Sat

East Tennessee

Norris Lake - Loyston Point Hike.   The Loyston Point trailhead is located on Norris Lake in Anderson county.  It is a TVA managed wildlife area.  We will spend a lot of the hike walking near the lake through a beautiful hardwood forest.  This is a multi-use area so we may meet a few bikers on the trail with us.  We will start out on the Loyston Loop trail until it intersects the Hemlock Bluff trail.  We take this trail through an isolated stand of hemlocks which seem to be healthy for now.  This trail will end at the Point 19 trail and that is how we will get back to our cars.   Most of the trail is fairly easy with a few short steep uphill grades. Hiking boots would be best for this trail system.  Even though this is an afternoon hike, bring adequate water and a snack.  Hiking distance is 6 miles.  Driving distance is 22 miles, be prepared to carpool and pay the driver if you ride.   Meeting place is KARM thrift store parking lot on Merchants rd.  Take exit 108 off 275 N and go into the Outback Steak House lot, KARM is about 3 stores down from here.  Meeting time is NOON.  We will have plenty of time to finish this before dinner.

Chris Hamilton
hikeintenn@gmail.com

3/25
Sat

East Tennessee

Norris Dam - River Bluff Trail.  We will park at the trailhead on Dabney Road and hike the lower section of the trail along Norris River,  less than two miles each way.  The walk along the river is relatively flat, an easy walk.  Where we will turn around the trail goes up the bluff to make a loop.  Some may want to walk the loop.  The total distance is about the same either way.  We recommend shoes to wear to and from the hike plus sturdy hiking shoes, other appropriate clothing, a snack, something to drink and a camera.  We will meet at the Central Baptist Church of Bearden parking lot for car-pooling and leave at 9:00 am and stop at Ingles Market, 215 Cedar Lane in North Knoxville, leaving at 9:15 am for those that prefer to meet there. Also, you may meet us at the southeast end of the Wal-Mart parking lot at the I-75 / State 61 intersection near Norris, leaving there at 9:45 am.  Don’t forget to bring carpool $$$$$ if applicable.  If you want to meet us at the trailhead take I-75N to exit 122; turn right on TN-61; about 1.4 miles turn left on to US 441 and proceed across the dam; turn left on to Dabney Road, the first road on the left after the second hair-pin turn, staying left, going downhill, to the parking area.  If you have any other questions, please contact Tom Cressler.

Tom Cressler
865-974-4422
865-588-5622 (leave message)
cressler@utk.edu
(before 3/24/17)