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 23, 2015 Please pre-register. Schedules are subject to change!
    ** August 2015 **  


East Tennessee

 Obed Wild & Scenic River - Wartburg, TN.  The Obed Park consists of four streams that have cut into the sandstone of the Cumberland Plateau creating a rugged landscape of wild land and water.  There are spectacular gorges with 400 foot cliffs above the streams, and hugh sandstone boulders dotting the streams for creating large whitewater rapids in the rushing water.  The Obed system is a favorite destination for experienced kayakers and rock climbers.  Join us for a fun short hike to Alley Ford and an afternoon of lazy swimming in the Obed.  The trailhead is located at the Rock Creek Campground adjacent to Nemo.  It is approximately 2.5 miles along the Cumberland Trail , rated easy to moderate.  Wear swimming shorts and bring your water shoes and a noodle or blow-up tube/raft for floating.  Also bring your food and water.  This hike will be cancelled if it is raining or predicted to rain as we will not be near the water if there is a possiblility of lightening.  Pre-registration is required.  We will leave Knoxville  approximately 9:00 am ET.  Contact Sherry Barber for more information.

Sherry Barber


East Tennessee

Bald River Falls Trail – 10 miles – Moderate due to length. This is an in and out hike. The trail begins in the parking area to the left of the Bald River Falls. The portion leading up to the picnic area at the top of the Falls is paved and well constructed. Once you reach the top of the ridge, the trail levels out and follows the river. Shortly before the turnaround point there is a small waterfall/large cascade, a nice place for lunch.    The total elevation gain is about 500 feet, a gentle hike. Wear sturdy boots, bring water, lunch and money for carpooling. For more information and to register contact Garnett Rush.

Garnett Rush


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