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 Aug 22, 2019 Please pre-register. Schedules are subject to change!
    ** September 2019 **  

9/14
Sat

East Tennessee

Frozen Head State Park - Bird Mountain,  Cumberland Trail-Ross Gap.  Join us on a hike in the Cumberland  Mountains.   We will park at the Park Headquarters and hike the road and the Bird Mountain Trail to the top of Bird Mountain and the  Cumberland  trail, about 3 miles., gaining about 1400 feet.   We will  follow  the  Cumberland  Trail south for about 1.5 miles to Ross Gap, losing about 200 feet,  then turn down the  mountain on an old coal haul road to an unnamed trail which we will follow to Flat Fork Creek, losing about 1200 feet.   Depending on the water level in Flat Fork Creek, we may or may not ford the  creek on our way back to the  vehicles.  The total hiking distance is about 7.5 miles.   The  hike difficulty  is  rated as moderate-difficult due to the  climb up Bird Mountain. We will  meet in the  Bearden Central Baptist  Church  parking lot for car-pooling and  leave at 8:30 am stopping  in Oak Ridge  at the Books A Million park area close to the road.  We will  leave there at  9:00 am for those who would prefer to meet there. 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.  Please bring $$$ 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 Tom before Sept 13 at 865.588.5622 or send an email to cressler@utk.edu. 

Tom Cressler
cressler@utk.edu
865-588-5622

9/21
Sat

East Tennessee

Cherohula Parkway.   Join us for  a very pleasant 6 mile hike.   We will begin our hike at Huckleberry Knob parking area and proceed to Hooper Bald, crossing  the parkway  to a magnificent view.  Of course the weather must cooperate for the best experience. We’ll stop at the famous Tellico Grain for great pastries. Let’s meet at Denny’s parking area at the Watt Road  exit off I-75 south (close to the outer perimeter) at 8 am et.  Any questions,  please call  Rosie 865.985.9144 or rosemary_l@hotmail.com. 

Rosie Marshall
865-985-9144
rosemary_l@hotmail.com

9/28
Sat

East Tennessee

Virginia Creeper Trail.  Ride the world famous Virginia Creeper.  Use your own bike or rent one from Blue Blaze Bike and Shuttle.  Make your reservations well ahead of time.  Ask for the 10:30 am shuttle in Damascus for your ride to Whitetop to start your 17 mile bike ride back to Damascus. It’s mostly all downhill, with  little excerstion.  For specific information about this event, call Tom at 865.588.5622 or email Tom at  cressler@utk.edu. 

Tom Cressler
cressler@utk.edu
865-588-5622

    ** October 2019 **  

10/18-
10/20

TTA

October 18-20, 2019.  Annual Membership meeting.

Fairfield Glade. Crossville, TN

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