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 Feb 21, 2018 Please pre-register. Schedules are subject to change!
    ** February 2018 **  
    ** March 2018 **  

3/10
Sat

East Tennessee

Knox County - House Mountain.  We will hike to the west overlook at the top of the mountain gaining about 900 feet in about 1 mile.  After we reach the top we will hike along the crest to the east overlook, about 1.6 miles then about 2.3 miles back to the parking lot for a total of about 4.9 miles. The hike difficulty is rated as moderate primarily due to the climb to the west overlook.  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 meet in the Central Baptist Church of Bearden parking lot for car-pooling and leave at 8:30 am and leave the trailhead at 9:15 am.  After the hike, depending on the time, we may stop on the way back for a meal and/or refreshments.

Tom Cressler
865-974-4422
cressler@utk.edu
865-588-5622 (leave message)

3/24
Sat

East Tennessee

Vonore - Ft Loudon State Park Loop.  This is always a nice place to explore but today we can see the fort in action. It is Garrison day at the fort. Our hike will be a loop out of the picnic area, coming back to the visitor center and around the outside of the fort. Total distance about 5 miles.  We can add another 1.5 miles if we hike the trail at the Sequoyah museum. Meet at the Maryville Food Lion in Browns Ferry shopping center.  The carpool leaves at 9A. Driving distance  40 miles round trip.

Chris Hamilton
hikeintenn@gmail.com

3/31
Sat

East Tennessee

Norris Dam - River Bluff Trail. We will park at the trailhead on Dabney Road and hike the lower section of the trail along Norris River,  less than two miles each way.  The walk along the river is relatively flat. Where we will turn around the trail goes up the bluff to make a loop.  Some may want to walk the loop.  The total distance, about 4 miles, is about the same either way. The hike difficulty is rated as easy.  We recommend shoes to wear to and from the hike plus sturdy hiking shoes, other appropriate clothing, a snack, something to drink and a camera.  We will meet at the Central Baptist Church of Bearden parking lot for car-pooling and leave at 9:00 am and stop at Ingles Market, 215 Cedar Lane in North Knoxville, leaving at 9:15 am for those that prefer to meet there. Also, you may meet us at the southeast end of the Wal-Mart parking lot at the I-75 / State 61 intersection near Norris, leaving there at 9:45 am.  If you want to meet us at the trailhead take I-75N to exit 122; turn right on TN-61; about 1.4 miles turn left on to US 441 and proceed across the dam; turn left on to Dabney Road, the first road on the left after the second hair-pin turn, staying left, going downhill, to the parking area.  This is a short hike.  On the way home, depending on the time, we may stop for lunch and/or beverages at Harrison’s Grill and Bar in Clinton.  For additional information on this hike, contact Tom Cressler before the 30th.

Tom Cressler
865-974-4422
cressler@utk.edu
865-588-5622 (leave message)

 

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