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 17, 2017 Please pre-register. Schedules are subject to change!
    ** October 2017 **  
    ** November 2017 **  


East Tennessee

Lumber Ridge and Spruce Flats Falls Trails in GSMNP -  We will hike Lumber Ridge trail from the Tremont Environmental Center for 4.1 miles, gaining 1250 feet in the first 2.3 miles then losing 250 feet by the time we reach Buckhorn Gap at the intersection of Meigs Creek and Meigs Mountain trails.  We will then take an unmarked trail to Spruce Flats Falls and from there the Spruce Flats Falls trail to the Environmental Center.  The hike is about 8.2 miles and is moderately difficult.  You will have to cross several small creeks and may get your feet wet.  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.  After the hike plan on stopping on the way back for a meal and refreshments.  We will meet in the Bearden Central Baptist Church parking lot for car-pooling and leave at 8:30am ET, stopping at the Browns Creek Shopping Center parking lot nearest the Sonic at 1707 E. Lamar Alexander Pkwy.  This is across the street from the Hardee’s, near the hospital in Maryville.  We will leave there at 9:00am ET.  Please bring $$$’s for car-pooling. For specific information about the hike please call Tom Cressler.

Tom Cressler
865.588.5622 (leave message)


East Tennessee

Wheat Community of Roane Co. - The Wheat community existed before Oak Ridge was built.  All that remains is a very historic cemetery and wooden church.  Wheat is now part of the BORCE.  Our hiking will be on dirt road and woodland trail.
The total distance will be about 6 miles.  Even with our late start , there will still be time for dinner in Oak Ridge if so desired.   Bring water, snacks and rain gear, sturdy hiking boots are recommended.  Meet at Books a Million on Illinois Ave in Oak Ridge at 12 P (noon) to carpool.   Park on the Illinois side of the lot.

Chris Hamilton


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