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:


As parks reopen across the state, TTA Chapters should follow the guidelines as stated by the Local, State, and Federal authorities.

This is an interpretation of these guidelines for any hike or event designated as a Tennessee Trails Association event as approved by the Tennessee Trails Board of Directors:

· In order to practice social distancing, all participants should arrive in their own transportation. No carpooling.

· Hikers should travel less than an hour from their home to a planned hike

· Hikes should have 10 or less participants. Try to hike at times when the park is less crowded, especially the parking lot and trailhead.

Be aware of changes that may lessen or increase these restrictions as the recovery progresses.

Visit the Tennessee State Parks Tips for Visitors website.

Click here if you want to be notified by email whenever the TTA web calendar is updated.

Date Chapter Hike Leader or Contact
    Updated May 24, 2020 Please pre-register. Schedules are subject to change!
    ** June 2020 **  


East Tennessee

Cherohula National Forest - Bald River Falls.  Join us for this great hike in Cherohula National Forest. This 11 mile hike is rated difficult due to the mileage.   We will park in the lot to the left of the falls and start our hike to the top of the ridge (just a short distance).  Once we reach the ridge top, the trail levels out and follows the river.   There is a small waterfall/large cascade close to our turn around.   The total elevation gain is about 500 feet.  This is a gentle but somewhat long hike.  We will meet at 10:00 am in the parking lot as described.   Preregistration is advised.  Any questions,  please call Rosie.

Rosie Marshall


East Tennessee

Knoxville - Ft. Dickerson Civil War Battlefield.  This 4 mile hike is full of history and unusual because of its proximity to our downtown Knoxville.   We will meet in the farthest parking area at 10:00 am and begin our hike at the trail  that quickly leads to the quarry.   We’ll circle and proceed on several different trails.  It will seem longer than 4 miles but at the end, we’ll make a rather steep climb back to our cars.  Preregistration is advised.  Any questions,  please call  Rosie.

Rosie Marshall


East Tennessee

GSMNP - Charlie’s Bunion Trail.  8 miles. This is one of the most popular hikes in the Smokies because it  is part of the Appalachian  Trail.   We’ll begin our hike at Newfoundland  Gap and hike 4 miles to a spectacular overlook  rock.  After a short break, we will return those same 4 miles back to our cars.  This hike has very little elevation gain and loss.  We will meet at the parking area at 10:00 am.  Preregistration is advised.   Any questions, please call Rosie.

Rosie Marshall

    ** October 2020 **  



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