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 Jun 25, 2017 Please pre-register. Schedules are subject to change!
    ** June 2017 **  


East Tennessee

Cosby, TN - Gabes Mountain. Rated moderate.  This shuttle hike will take us through a forest of large trees and we’ll stop at one of the popular waterfalls along the way. Many former homesteads were in this area and are now piles of rocks. At 2.1 miles, we come to the spur trail that takes us to Hen Wallow Falls which is a great spot for a break.  At 4.8 miles, we arrive at campsite #34 where we’ll take another break. The next two creeks are rock hoppers, so pack water shoes just in case the water is high. At 6.6 miles, we come to an intersection of trails, and will turn right to walk the final mile to our car. Wear sturdy boots; bring water, lunch and money for carpooling. For more information and to register contact Garnett Rush.

Garnett Rush

    ** July 2017 **  


East Tennessee

Big Creek GSMNP – We will hike from the Big Creek Trailhead to Walnut Bottoms, gaining about 1300 feet in about 5.1 miles (10.2 miles round trip).  The hike is rated as moderate due to the length.  We will take our time.  We recommend shoes to wear to and from the hike plus sturdy hiking shoes, other appropriate clothing, a lunch or snack, something to drink and a camera.  There are some nice swimming holes for those so inclined.  We will meet in the Baptist Church of Bearden parking lot for carpooling, leaving at 8:30am ET and stopping at the Cracker Barrel at Strawberry Plains Pike and leaving at 9:00 am ET for those who would prefer to meet there.  We recommend that riders in a carpool pay the driver 8 cents for each mile.  Round trip distance from Knoxville is 148 miles (.08 X148 = 11.84).  From Strawberry Plains Pike the mileage is 114 (.08 X 114 = 9.12).  After the hike, plan on stopping on the way back for a meal and refreshments.  For specific information about the hike, please call Tom Cressler before July 14.

Tom Cressler
865-588-5622 (leave message)

    ** October 2017 **  



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