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, chapter co-chair, for more information about the chapter.

Bob Uhrens is the East Tennessee chapter treasurer.

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 Apr 16, 2014 Please pre-register. Schedules are subject to change!
    ** April 2014 **  


East Tennessee

House Mountain - Knox County.  At 2,064 feet, House Mountain is the highest point in Knox County.  The 4-mile loop is rated moderate to strenuous due to rocky terrain and 1,000-foot change in elevation.  We will meet at 10:00 AM EDT in the trailhead parking area.  Wear sturdy boots, bring water and snacks.

Garnett Rush

    ** May 2014 **  


East Tennessee

GSMNP - White Oak Sinks via Chestnut top Trail.  7.5 miles. Moderate.  This hike will start at the Townsend Wye parking lot entrance to the Park.  We'll begin ascending Chestnut Top Trail for 1200' over a distance of 2.7 miles before intersecting School House Gap Trail at 4.3 miles and turning right.  At the picnic tables at the park boundary we begin the off-trail descent into White Oak Sinks.  While in the "Sinks" we'll check out the Bat Cave, sinkholes, the disappearing waterfall, and the abundance of wildflowers.  We exit White Oak Sinks via a sometimes steep, well-worn path that leads back to School House Gap Trail near the Turkey Pen Ridge Trail intersection.  It's then just 1.1 miles down to Laurel Fork Rd.  Wear sturdy hiking boots and bring lunch and water. 

Rosie Marshall


East Tennessee

Tellico Resivoir - East Lakeshore Trail.  Starting at the Glendale Branch Trailhead, we will head out to connect with the Coytee Loop Trail for a total of approximately 6.0 miles.  The trail basically follows the shoreline of Tellico Lake, is relatively flat with a few small hills but nothing difficult.  Wear sturdy boots, bring water, and snacks.Tellico Resivoir - East Lakeshore Trail.

Garnett Rush

    ** November 2014 **  



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