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 Dec 08, 2016 Please pre-register. Schedules are subject to change!
    ** December 2016 **  


East Tennessee

Little River to Goshen Prong:  The hike will be from the parking area in Elkmont  along the Little River trail to Goshen Prong, about 3.7 miles, gaining about 500 feet.  We will then take the Little River trail back to the parking area. An old logging railroad bed is the trail.  The difficulty of the hike is rated as moderate, primarily due to the distance.  The total distance is about 7.4 miles.  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 will meet in the Central Baptist Church of Bearden parking lot for car-pooling and leave at 8:30 am, stopping at the Browns Creek Shopping Center parking lot nearest the Sonic at 1707 E Lamar Alexander Pkwy in Maryville.  We will leave there at 9:00 am.  Bring $$$ for carpooling.  After the hike plan on stopping on the way back for a meal and refreshments. For specific information about the hike please contact Tom Cressler.

Tom Cressler
865-588-5622 (leave message) (before December 9th)


East Tennessee

Bird Mountain at Frozen Head State Park - This hike begins at Big Cove Campground and is a 7.2 loop.  We will start our hike on the Tower Road for 3 miles and take a left and go on to the top of Bird Mountain (3,142 feet in elevation).  Then, we will continue on to Castle Rock, a very impressive rock formation along with many others equally as impressive.  We will then proceed on the trail down the mountain encountering several switchbacks.  And, of course, we will stop half-way through the hike to take a lunch break.  Hike distance:  8 miles,  Rated Difficult.  Contact Carolyn Reeves.

Carolyn Reeves


East Tennessee

Panther Creek State Park  - This will be a joint hike with the SMHC and the East TN chapter of the TN Trails Assoc.  End the year on a good "foot" by hiking in this state park located near Morristown.   Winter should offer some good views of the lake and the Cumberland Mountains. We will hike out on the horse connector trail to the Maple Arches Loop and return the same way. Rated Moderate due to several steep climbs and rocky trail. Be prepared for winter weather. Sturdy hiking boots are recommended. Bring a lunch and water. Hike is 8 miles.  Drive is 60 miles. ($2.40 to the drivers)
Meet at Comcast  exit 394 off I-40 East at at 8 AM to carpool.  Leaders:  Chris Hamilton and Mindy Fawver.

Chris Hamilton

Mindy Fawver