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 04, 2016 Please pre-register. Schedules are subject to change!
    ** May 2016 **  


East Tennessee

Middle Prong Trail to Indian Flats Falls, GSMNP. This hike will be along Lynns Camp Creek and is rated moderate.  The trail gains about 1100 feet and is on an old railroad bed with about a 5.5 percent grade.  At about mile two we will see an old vehicle, not much left of it.  According to someone who worked at the CCC camp the vehicle is an old Cadillac that belonged to the supervisor and when it quit running it was pushed off the road and left to rust away.  At about mile three are the remains of the Middle Prong CCC Camp.  The one-way distance to the falls is slightly less than 4 miles.   For carpooling, we will meet at Central Baptist Church in Bearden and leave there at 8:30am ET.  Another meeting place will be in Maryville’s Brown’s Creek Shopping Center parking lot nearest the Sonic and we will leave there at 9:00am ET.  Be sure to bring snacks, drink, and dollars for carpooling.  Please pre-register with Rosie.

Rosie Marshall


East Tennessee

Spence Field.  9.5 miles.  Difficult.  This hike starts at Big Spring Cove on Laurel Creek Road at the Lead Cove trailhead.  We will hike 1.8 miles with a significant elevation gain to the junction with the Bote Mountain trail.  We will then hike this trail for 2.9 miles and reach the AT which is at the edge of Spence Field.  Views at Spence Field are phenomenal on a clear day.   You can see Cades Cove and Fontana Dam plainly if there is not too much fog.  This hike is rated difficult due to elevation gain on both trails.  For more information and to register, contact Carolyn  Reeves.

Carolyn  Reeves

    ** October 2016 **  



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    ** November 2016 **  



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