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 Mar 28, 2015 Please pre-register. Schedules are subject to change!
    ** March 2015 **  

3/28
Sat

East Tennessee

Norris Lake - River Bluff Trail.  We will begin our hike at the trail head on Dabney Road and hike the lower section of the trail along Norris Lake.  The walk along the river is relatively flat and easy.  Then we will go up the bluff to make a loop.  The total distance will be approximately 4.5 miles.  For carpooling, we will meet at Ingles, 215 Cedar Lane in North Knoxville at 9am ET.  This is a short, easy hike and we may stop on the way back for lunch or beverages.  Be sure to bring $$$$ for carpooling.  Pre-register with Rosie.

Rosie Marshall
865-951-9317
rosemary_L@hotmail.com

    ** April 2015 **  

4/4
Sat

East Tennessee

Seven Island State Birding Park.  This park is Tennessee’s newest park.  It is a 416 acre park that was established in the 1990s by private donors and jointly managed as Seven Islands Wildlife Refuge by a local foundation and Knox County.  In the fall of 2013, it was designated as a state park effective September 2013 with the grand opening July 2014.  The park, on former farmland, includes the Kelly Bend peninsula along the French Broad River.  Habitats include wooded hills, an intermittent stream, and several fields being restored to native warm-season grasses.  More than 180 species of birds have been sighted in the park.  We will hike the outside loop about 5 miles.  The views are great and you can see Smoky Mountains and Mount LeConte.  The hike is mostly easy with rolling hills.  This is a hike that almost anyone can do, so join us as we hike this magnificent park.  We will meet at the Cracker Barrel at Strawberry Plains Exit off I-40 east and leave there at 9:00am ET. Be sure to bring $’s for carpooling, snacks, water, camera and appropriate clothing.  Please pre-register with Rosie.

Rosie Marshall
865-951-8317
rosemary_L@hotmail.com

4/25
Sat

East Tennessee

Cucumber Gap Loop with side trip to Avent Cabin.  This hike will start at the parking area in Elkmont to Jakes Creek trail and Jakes Creek trail to the Avent Cabin, about 8/10 mile gaining about 350 feet.  After visiting the Avent Cabin we will go back down Jake’s Creek trail to Cucumber Gap trail  and take Cucumber Gap trail to the Little River trail, about 2.4 miles gaining 450 feet in one mile then losing 350 feet in the next 1.4 miles.  We will then take the Little River trail back to the parking area, about 2.4 miles losing about 350 feet.  All of these trails are relatively easy.  The total distance is about 5.8 miles.  We will meet to carpool  at Browns Creek Shopping Center parking lot nearest the Sonic at 1707 E. Lamar Alexander Pkwy, across the street from the Hardee’s, near the hospital in Maryville.  We will meet and leave there at 9:00am ET.  Be sure to bring $’s for carpooling, snacks, water, camera and appropriate clothing.  Pre-register with Rosie.

Rosie Marshall
865-951-8317
rosemary_L@hotmail.com

 

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