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 Oct 19, 2019 Please pre-register. Schedules are subject to change!
    ** November 2019 **  



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East Tennessee

Frozen Head State Park, Wartburg - Hike to Lookout tower and prison coal mine.  Join us on a hike in the Cumberland Mountains. We will park at Armes Gap on TN 116 and hike the coal haul road to the peak of Frozen Head mountain and the lookout tower.  The distance is about 2.5 miles and the elevation gain is about 1180 feet. The fire tower was replaced by a very nice lookout tower with lots of room for viewing the countryside. On the way back we will take a side trail to the Brushy Mountain Correctional Complex coal mines where prisoners mined coal until sometime in the 1950s. This side trail is about .4 miles and relatively easy. Brush Mountain Correctional Complex opened in 1896 and closed June 11, 2009.  The prison was founded as a result of the aftermath of the "Coal Creek War," an 1891 lockout of coal miners that took place in Coal Creek, now Lake City, and Briceville, after miners protested the use of unpaid convict labor in the mines. All of the distances and elevation changes are estimated based on a topo map. The total distance is about 5.8 miles which is a little shorter than most of our hikes. We will meet in the Bearden Central Baptist Church parking lot for carpooling and leave at 8:30 a.m. stopping in Oak Ridge at Books A Million parking lot near Illinois Ave. We will leave there at 9:00 a.m. 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. Don’t forget to 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.

Tom Cressler

    ** December 2019 **  


East Tennessee

Victor Ashe Park, 4901 Bradshaw Rd, Knoxville, TN 37912.  ET Hike planning meeting for 2020 at 2:00 PM. Chili and fixins will be provided. We will do a short greenway walk after the meeting. Everyone invited, members and friends.  For any other information please call Rosie.

Rosie Marshall

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