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 May 28, 2015 Please pre-register. Schedules are subject to change!
    ** May 2015 **  
    ** June 2015 **  


East Tennessee

Piney River Trail.  Join us for this great hike.  This trail is a segment of the Cumberland Trail, CT, and was one of several pocket wilderness areas developed by the Hiwassee Land Company of the Bowater Southern Paper Corp. and  later deeded to the State of Tennessee.  While this trail is now part of the CT, It has historically been called “Piney River Trail”.  The elevation change is about 800 feet in a total distance of about 8 moderate to easy miles.  At times the path follows an old narrow-gauge railroad line for easy walking.  The trail runs alongside the Piney River and we’ll enjoy several nifty bridges along the way.  There are waterfalls, gorgeous river views and old growth forest.  There could be some nice wildflowers too.  We will meet to carpool at 7:45am E.T. in the parking lot of Denney’s at the Watt Rd exit off I-75.  Also, we will meet up again at the McDonalds in Spring City at 9:00am ET.  It’s just a short drive to drop a shuttle car and proceed to the trailhead.  Don’t forget your snacks, water, appropriate footwear and $$’s for carpooling.  Pre-register with Rosie.

Rosie Marshall


East Tennessee

Maryville College Woods – 5 miles – Meet at 9:00 am at the Alcoa Kroger on Hwy. 129. This gentle walk through140 acres of hardwood forest is composed of multiple loops past streams and historical buildings. Wear good walking shoes, bring water and snacks. For more information and to register contact Garnett Rush.

Garnett Rush


East Tennessee

Gregory Bald hike.  This hike will be on Sunday because the loop road is closed until 10 am on Saturdays making the start too late, leaving too little time at the top to enjoy the scenery.  Parsons Branch Road is open so we can hike Gregory Bald Trail, which is one mile shorter and 800 fewer feet to climb than the Gregory Ridge Trail.  The hike is moderately difficult to difficult, gaining about 2200 feet in about 4.5 miles (9 miles round trip).  We will meet at the Food City parking lot near the corner of Northshore Drive and Kingston Pike and leave there promptly at 7:00am E.T.  Also, we will pick up carpoolers at Brown’s Creek Shopping Center  (close to the Sonic) and leave there at 7:30am E.T.   Don’t forget your snacks, water, appropriate footwear and $$’s for carpooling.  Pre-register with Rosie.

Rosie Marshall


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