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 Jan 28, 2020 Please pre-register. Schedules are subject to change!
    ** February 2020 **  


East Tennessee

Knoxville Urban Wilderness, Knoxville TN. The hike is about 6 miles, mostly through the woods, with rolling hills, one or two are steep but not very long. The hike is rated as moderate difficulty. 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.

You can view the map by going to, select Urban Wilderness at the top of the page and then under printable maps, Urban Wilderness South Loop. The hike will be on the trails around Ross Marble Quarry and Mead’s Quarry. The hike will include Imery’s, Turnbuckle, Burnett Ridge, Ross Marble and Tharp Trace trails.

We will meet in the Central Baptist Church of Bearden parking lot for car-pooling and leave at 9:00 am. If you prefer you can meet us at 9:30 am at the parking lot for Meads Quarry (see the map referred to above).

After the hike plan on stopping on the way back for a meal and refreshments, perhaps at Calhoun’s or somewhere in South Knoxville. For specific information about the hike please call Tom Cressler.

Tom Cressler

    ** October 2020 **  



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