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:

CORONA VIRUS NOTICE: July 31, 2020:

Tennessee Trails Association chapters adhere to all applicable laws, rules, and guidelines for any given setting when organizing hikes and events. Out of concern for those who join us, their families, and our community, we conduct our hikes in a way which conforms to current COVID‑19 guidelines. If you have questions, contact your local chapter’s hike coordinator.

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Date Chapter Hike Leader or Contact
    Updated Oct 26, 2020 Please pre-register. Schedules are subject to change!
    ** October 2020 **  

10/31
Sat

East Tennessee

Frozen Head State Park - Spicewood Trail.  HALLOWEEN HIKE.  Let’s meet at Oak Ridge Books A Million parking lot at 9 a.m. (EST) or at FHSP visitors center at 9:30 a.m. EST. We will tailgate to Spicewood TrailHead. Hike up Spicewood and then connect to South Old Mac to hike down. Total loop about 7 miles. This hike is limited to 10 people. Please preregister with Penny Lukin.  For last minute questions, can text 865-310-1781. Remember to bring face mask to use if we are less than 6 feet apart, and hand sanitizer.

Penny Lukin
plukin@comcast.net
865-310-1781 (text)

    ** November 2020 **  

11/7
Sat

East Tennessee

Knoxville - Sequoyah Hills Greenway. Take a hike down the boulevard from the Sequoyah Hills entrance to the Tennessee River. This residential area was initially developed in the 1920s. It was one of Knoxville’s first suburbs and today is home to the city’s most affluent residents. The boulevard is tree-lined and very scenic. The hike is 5 miles in and out. We’ll meet at 9:00 a.m. in the parking lot at the church across the street from the Sequoyah Hills entrance. For questions, call Rosie.

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

11/14
Sat

East Tennessee

Norris TN - Norris Watershed hike and picnic. Join us for a great hike in the unique town of Norris. We will meet at 9:30 a.m. EST in the parking area of Norris Middle School and tailgate to the Rice Grist Mill where we will drive on Lower Clear Creek Rd. just behind the Norris water treatment plant on Lower Clear Creek Rd. This hike is about 6 miles and we will be on several well marked trails. From Clear Creek Trail, we will connect with White Pine Trail to Red Hill Trail to Hi Point Trail. This hike has numerous points of interest including a spring that serves as the Norris water supply and the stairsteps near the Ridgecrest intersection with Hi Point Trail where a CCC Camp was located. Norris Watershed maps are available online and it’s strongly suggested that hikers print out a map to keep with them on this hike To pre-register, contact Bob Fowler.  After this hike we will gather under a nice shelter and plan some hikes for 2021. Food will be provided so be sure to come. For a head count for food, call Rosie 865.985.9144 or rosemary_l@hotmailcom.

Bob Fowler
865-315-2266
rbfowler65@gmail.com

11/21
Sat

East Tennessee

Knoxville - I.C. King Park. Join us for a very moderate hike located adjacent to downtown Knoxville, We will meet at 9:00 a.m. EST at the trailhead. The address is 2625 Maryville Pike. This is a loop trail and mileage is 5.6 with elevation gain of 613 feet. This trail features a river and is good for all skill levels. Preregistration is advised. Contact Rosie.

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

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