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.

Upcoming East Tennessee Hikes and Programs:

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Date Chapter Hike Leader or Contact
    Updated Jun 22, 2018 Please pre-register. Schedules are subject to change!
    ** June 2018 **  


East Tennessee

GSMNP -  Old Sugarlands Trail to Stone Cabin Ruins -This hike has quite a bit of history.  There are lots of artifacts leftover from years ago, rock walls, and an old clock tower in an old CCC camp.  A side trail will take you to a cemetery.  At the end of this hike there are well-hidden remains of a stone dwelling 18 feet high.  It is thought to have been built by the CCC as a lodge.  It is only visible 200 feet away since it is well hidden in rhododrendon thickets.  Hike is six miles round trip.  Rated moderate.  Meet at Brown’s Creek Shopping Center in Maryville at 9:00 a.m.  Contact Carolyn Reeves for more information.

Carolyn Reeves

    ** July 2018 **  


East Tennessee

GSMNP - Roundtop Trail.  Join the hardy souls on a hike in the Smoky Mountains.  The hike is 7.5 miles and is generally easy, gaining about 850 feet in the first 2.4 miles then losing about 1550 feet in the next 5.1 miles for a total of 7.5 miles. There is one fairly steep descent and poison ivy in places on the trail – long pants might be appropriate. At the end of the trail we will have to wade across Little River.  We will take our time and at the end of the hike you can put your feet and body in the water while waiting for the transportation to return from Metcalf Bottoms. The hike difficulty is rated as moderate. 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 leave a car at the Wye and start the hike at the trailhead on Wear Cove Gap Road near Metcalf Bottoms. We recommend shoes to wear to and from the hike plus sturdy hiking shoes and shoes to wade the creek, other appropriate clothing, a snack, something to 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, across the street from the Hardee’s, near the hospital in Maryville.  We will leave there at 9:00 am.  Don’t forget $$$ for carpooling.  After the hike plan on stopping on the way back for a meal and refreshments.  For specific information about the hike please call or email Tom before the 13th, or leave a message.

Tom Cressler
865.588.5622 (leave message)

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