2019 ANNUAL MEETING HIKING INFORMATION



FRIDAY HIKES

All Times are Central Time. Departing from the Conference Center, unless stated otherwise.


Friday - Depart 12 pm - Arrive Trailhead 12:25 pm.

Leader: Dawn Johnson

Cumberland Trail, Black Mountain, Crab Orchard, TN.

This is a moderate 6.4 mi in/out.


Friday - Depart 12 pm - Arrive Trailhead 12:25pm.

Leader: Richard Savage (email)

Cumberland Trail, Brady Mountain, Grassy Cove Community, TN.

This is a strenuous 6 mi in/out hike up Brady.


Friday - Depart 10:30 am - Arrive at Stinging Fork Trailhead 11:15am.

Leader: Deb Westervelt (email)

Cumberland Trail, Stinging Fork State Natural Area and Piney Falls State Natural Area along Soak Creek, Spring City, TN.

This is a spectacular 7 mi hike.


Friday - Depart 11 am.

Leader: Peter Broehl (email)

Sweep: Bob McGavock (email)

Rock Island State Park, Rock Island, TN. Combination of trails for 5.1 mi.


Friday - Depart 10:30 am.

Leader: Louise Miniard (email)

Big South Fork- Burnt Mill Bridge, near Rugby, TN.

5 mi with moderate terrain.


Friday - Depart 1 pm.

Leader: Evelyne & Elliot Kornreich (email)

Fairfield Glade trails. Figure 8 is an approx 8 mi hike or skip the Samaritan trail for a 6 mile hike.)


Friday - Depart 1 pm.

Leader: Carol Quattrociocchi (email)

FFG Glastowbury Trail is 1 mi loop overlooking Lake Glastowbury.


Friday - Depart 1 pm.

Leader: Denise Aquista.

FFG Seven Bridges Trail is 2 mi loop along seasonal creeks and some rock formations.


SATURDAY HIKES

All Times are Central Time. Departing from the Conference Center.


Saturday - Depart 9 am

Leader: Bruce Whitehead (email)

Cumberland Trail, Stinging Fork State Natural Area and Piney Falls State Natural Area along Soak Creek, Spring City, TN.

This is a spectacular 7 mi hike.


Saturday - Depart 9 am.

Leader: Cheryl Heckler (email)

Cumberland Trail Daddys Creek Section, Crab Orchard, TN.

Hike is 7.5 moderate miles.


Saturday - Depart 8:30 am

Leaders: Trish Appleton (email) & Gloria Nelson (email)

Big South Fork- Burnt Mill Bridge, near Rugby, TN.

Hike is 5 mi with moderate terrain


Saturday - Depart 8:30 am.

Leader: Bob Obohoski (email)

Big South Fork – Honey Creek Loop, near Rugby, TN.

Stunning 5.7 mile strenuous hike. 


Saturday - Depart 8 am.

Leader: Louise Miniard (email)

Big South Fork – Loop - Middle Creek, Slave Falls, Needle Arch, Jamestown, TN.

Rockhouses galore, waterfall, and an arch for 9.3 moderate miles.


Saturday - Depart 8 am.

Leader: Deb Westervelt (email)

Daniel Boone State Forest- Gobblers Arch/Sheltowee Trace, near Jamestown, TN:

Approximately 6- moderate mile loop features arch, waterfall and river crossing.


Saturday- Depart 8:30 am.

Leaders: Deb & John Martin (email)

Pickett State Park, Hidden Passage Trail, Jamestown, TN.

This is a 7-8 mi in fairly flat terrain except for an optional side trail down to an abandoned railroad tunnel.


Saturday – Depart 8 am.

Leader: John Politte (email)

Sweep: Tom McElhone (email)

Frozen Head SP - Bird Mountain Trail making a loop hike of 7.1 moderate miles.


Saturday - Depart 8 am.

Leader: Tim Case (email)

Virgin Falls State Natural Area, near Pleasant Hill, TN. This is a 9-mile strenuous in/out hike to the 110 foot tall Virgin Falls plus 3 other waterfalls and a creek crossing.


Saturday - Depart 9 am.

Leader: Bill Harris (email)

Lost Creek Cave and Falls, Rylander Cascade, Dog Cove.

Hike is 6 easy miles in 3 segments with a creek crossing, waterfalls, cave, 1800s farmhouse.


Saturday - Depart 9 am.

Leader: Peter Broehl (email)

Window Cliffs State Natural Area, Baxter, TN. 

The trail is 5.4 strenuous miles. The trail features 9 stream crossings each way, cascades, a couple of steep slopes and a 20-ft waterfall


Saturday - Depart 9:30am.

Leader: Jo Duncan-Topkin. (email)

Downtown Crossville History Walking Tour - The 2 hour tour will include the Palace Theatre, Military Museum, Courthouse, and more. Enjoy lunch as well as shopping.


Saturday – Depart 9am.

Leader: Betty Harris (email)

Crossville Obed River Park 1.5 mi roundtrip and Plantation Trail 2.8 mi roundtrip.


SUNDAY HIKES

All Times are Central Time.


Sunday - Depart 8:30 am.

Leaders: Evelyne & Elliot Kornreich (email)

Sweep: Bob McGavock (email)

Cumberland Trail, Black Mountain, Crab Orchard, TN. This is an easy 3 mi loop hike.


Sunday – Depart 8 am.

Leader: Tom McElhone (email)

Sweep: John Politte (email)

Frozen Head SP - Spicewood Branch Trail making a loop of 7.2 moderate miles.


Sunday - Depart 8 am

Leader: Tim Case (email)

Big South Fork – Loop - John Muir Trail to Maude’s Crack, Jamestown, TN.  

Moderate 6 mile loop hike across No Business creek. Climbing up or down the crack in the rock is strenuous.


Sunday - Depart 8:00 am.

Leader: Randy Hedgepath (email)

Big South Fork – Loop - Twin Arches, Jake’s Place, Charit Creek Lodge, Jamestown, TN. This is a 6 mile moderately strenuous hike to Twin Arches and Charit Creek Lodge.


Sunday - Depart 8:30 am.

Leaders: Deb & John Martin (email)

Big South Fork – in/out - Slave Falls, Needle Arch, Jakes Place, Charit Creek Lodge, Jamestown, TN.

Moderate 8 mi hike to Slave Falls, Needle Arch, rockhouses, and Jake's Place.


Sunday – Depart 8:30 am.

Leader: Louise Miniard (email)

If open: Cummins Falls State Park, Baxter, TN. This is only a 4 mile hike, but it can be difficult. There are 3-4 water crossings (possibly knee deep and fast moving) so bring water shoes.


Sunday - Depart 9 am.

Leader: Peter Broehl (email)

Lost Creek Cave and Falls, Rylander Cascade, Dog Cove.

Hike is 6 easy miles in 3 segments with a creek crossing, waterfalls, cave, 1800s farmhouse.


Sunday - Depart 9am.

Leader: Howard Owen (email)

Obed Wild and Scenic Lilly Bridge Section, Lancing, TN.

We will hike the .4 mi Boulder Trail, 3.8 mi easy Point Trail and .6 mi Overlook Trail for a total of 4.8 mi. For those wanting more challenging and scenic we'll add the .5 Bridge Trail.


Sunday -Depart 9 am.

Leader: Carol Quattrociocchi (email)

Overlook Trail is 1.9 mi scenic loop partially along Daddys Creek.


Sunday - Depart 7am.

Leader: Stephen Stedman (email)

2 hour Birding hike in FFG community. Bring your binoculars.


Leaderless hikes:

Self-guided, go on your own schedule.


Fairfield Glade (FFG) Community Trails:

for trail maps visit http://time2meet.com/gladetrails/

Rotherham Trail is 1 mi along seasonal creeks connecting to the McGinnis Trail 1.8 mi connecting to theGood Samaritan Trail 1 mi connecting to the hemlock Trail 1.5 mi along a seasonal creek with the largest hemlock tree in Fairfield Glade

(Combining the above 4 trails into a figure 8 is an approx 8 mi hike or by skipping the Samaritan trail and doing a circle of the 3 remaining trails is a 6 mile hike.)


City of Crossville and County Trails

For maps and directions visit http://time2meet.com/crossvilletrails/

Woodlawn Loop 1.2 mi

Obed River Park 1.5 mi roundtrip


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