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 Jul 26, 2016 Please pre-register. Schedules are subject to change!
    ** August 2016 **  


East Tennessee

Virgin Falls - Virgin Falls is a Tennessee Natural Area which was purchased from private landowners by the State in 2012.  The hike is 8.2 miles and if we decide to take two side trails the total distance would be 9.5 miles.  Unlike most trails we hike this one goes down first and then up for the return.  There is about a 700 foot elevation loss from the parking lot to just below the falls, about 4.25 miles, and that has to be regained going back.  Due to the length and elevation gain/loss the hike is rated as moderate.  Because of the distance we will meet earlier than normal.  We will meet in the Bearden Central Baptist Church parking lot for car-pooling and leave at 7:30 am stopping in Oak Ridge at the American Museum of Science & Energy, 300 Tulane Ave, and meeting in the parking lot nearest Illinois Ave.  We will leave there at 8:00 am for those who would prefer to meet there.  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. We recommend that riders in a carpool pay the driver 8 cents for each mile. Round trip distance from Knoxville is 210 miles ($.08 x 210 = $16.80). From the AMSE, 170 miles ($.08 x 170 = $13.60).  After the hike plan on stopping on the way back for a meal and refreshments.  For specific information about the hike please call Tom Cressler.

Tom Cressler
974-4422 or leave a message at 588-5622

Please contact before August 12th.

    ** October 2016 **  



2016 Annual Meeting
Pickwick Landing SP

Hosted by Memphis Chapter

    ** November 2016 **  



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