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 13, 2019 Please pre-register. Schedules are subject to change!
    ** June 2019 **  


East Tennessee

GSMNP - Gregory Bald.  The hike to Gregory Bald will be on Sunday.  This trail is rated difficult,  gaining about 3000 feet in about 5.5 miles (11 miles round trip). We recommend shoes to wear to and from the hike plus sturdy hiking shoes, a lunch, one or two liters of water or sports drinks, a camera, a windbreaker or other appropriate clothing. We will meet in the Food City parking lot near the corner of Northshore Drive and Kingston Pike for carpooling and leave at 7 am.  Also we will be stopping at the  Browns Creek Shopping Center parking lot closest the Sonic at 1707 E. Lamar Alexander Pkwy.  This is across from the Hardees, near the hospital in Maryville.  We will leave there at 7:30 am for those who would prefer to meet there.  We recommend you pay your driver a normal $ amount. After the hike plan on stopping at Applebees in Alcoa on the way back for a meal and refreshments.   For specific information about the hike, please call Tom.

Tom Cressler
865-588-5622 (leave message)

    ** July 2019 **  


East Tennessee

Bald River Falls, CNF.  This hike will begin in the parking area to the left of the Bald River Falls.  The portion leading up to the  picnic area at the top of the Falls is paved.  Once you reach the top of the ridge, the trail levels out and follows the river to where it flows under FS126.  Shortly before this there is a small waterfall/large cascade, a nice place for lunch.  It is 4.8 miles to this point and about 5.6 miles to FS126.  This total elevation gain is about 500 feet, a gentle but somewhat long hike.  The total trip is about 11 miles.  The hike is rated as moderately difficult due to the mileage.  We will meet in the Central Baptist Church of Bearden parking lot for car-pooling and leave at 8:30am and stop at the Walmart Supercenter, South of Maryville at 2410 US-411, meeting at the front of the parking  lot nearest US-411, and leave there at 9:15 am 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.  Please bring $$$  for car-pooling  After the hike, depending on the time, we may stop on the way back for a meal and/or refreshments.  For specific information about the hike please call Tom.

Tom Cressler

    ** August 2019 **  



11:00 am Third Quarter TTA Board Meeting

Hermitage Branch Library
3700 James Kay Lane
Hermitage, TN 37076


    ** October 2019 **  



October 18-20, 2019.  Annual Membership meeting.

Fairfield Glade. Crossville, TN

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