The Plateau chapter serves hikers in the Crossville and Monterey 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.

Meetings are held monthly at 6:30 PM CT on the second Thursday at the First United Methodist Church Annex, 69 Neecham St, Crossville, TN (map). Meet at La Costa Restuarant, The Crossings, at 4:45 PM CT for dinner before the meeting,

For more information about the Plateau chapter, contact the chapter co-chairs, Cheryl Heckler or Bob Obohoski by email, or Cheryl by telephone at 931-200-7436 or, Bob by telephone at 931-456-4282.

Bill Quattrociocchii is the Chapter Treasurer, and can be reached by telephone at (931-484-4230 or by email).


Upcoming Plateau Hikes and Programs:


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Date Chapter Hike Leader or Contact
    Updated Dec 05, 2019 Please pre-register. Schedules are subject to change!
    ** December 2019 **  

12/11
Wed

Plateau

Reflection Riding Arboretum and Nature Center.  We’ll walk around the nature center home to the red wolf then a 4 mi moderate loop hike of the Kiddie, Skyuka, Gum Spring, Bluff, Rifle Pit, Upper Truck trails. Carpool cost $8.  Don’t forget tick/bug spray and sunscreen. Pack water, snacks and lunch. Depart at 8am from Trinity Tabernacle on HY127 South.  

For additional information contact the hike coordinator, Deb Westervelt, plateauhikes@tennesseetrails.org or text/call 931-267-2243.

12/14
Sat

Plateau

Little Cedar Mountain Trail, Rankin Cove, TN.  This is a 5 mile figure 8 hike rated moderate with a 400 ft elevation change along the Tennessee River.  Carpool cost $8.  Don’t forget tick/bug spray and sunscreen. Pack water, snacks and lunch. Depart at 8am from Trinity Tabernacle on HY127 South. 

 For additional information contact the hike coordinator, Deb Westervelt, plateauhikes@tennesseetrails.org or text/call 931-267-2243.

12/18
Wed

Plateau

J Percy Priest Lake, Nashville, TN -- Bryant Grove Trail.  We’ll hike along the lake.  Short Hike- 4 moderate miles one way. Long Hike- 8 moderate miles in/out.  Depart 8 am CDST from the Crossville Cracker Barrel SW parking lot. Carpool cost is $8.  Pack water, snacks and lunch. 

 For additional information contact the hike coordinator, Deb Westervelt, text/call 931-267-2243 or email plateauhikes@tennesseetrails.org.

12/21
Sat

Plateau

Rockwood Forest, Rockwood, TN -- Rockwood Forest Loop and Sevens Mounds Tails.    We’ll hike 7.2 moderate miles.  Depart at 8am from Dorton United Methodist Church 1 mile East of Peavine on HY 70E. Carpool cost is $3.  Don’t forget tick/bug spray and sunscreen. Pack water, snacks and lunch. 

For additional information contact the hike coordinator, Deb Westervelt, plateauhikes@tennesseetrails.org or text/call 931-267-2243

    ** January 2020 **  

1/1
Wed

Plateau

Bee Rock, Cane Creek Loop, and Cookeville City Lake Falls.  Hikes: .7 mi Bee Rock, 2 mi Cane Creek Blue and Red trails, 1.2 mi to the falls in/out.  Depart 8am from Tractor Supply on West Ave going North on HY 70N.  We will eat lunch in Cookeville. Carpool cost is $4.

For additional information contact the hike coordinator, Deb Westervelt, plateauhikes@tennesseetrails.org or text/call 931-267-2243

1/8
Wed

Plateau

CT Poplar Springs Section plus Mushroom Rock. Short Hike: 4mi strenuous in/out to mushroom rock then drive cars to Prentice Cooper Mullins Cove parking area then hike thru the Stone Door to the Indian Rockhouse to meet up with thru hikes. LONG HIKE:  8.9 mi moderately strenuous mushroom rock then thru hike the CT Poplar Springs Section.  Depart at 8am from Trinity Tabernacle on HY127 South. Carpool cost is $7.  

For additional information contact the hike coordinator, Deb Westervelt, plateauhikes@tennesseetrails.org or text/call 931-267-2243.

1/9
Thu

Plateau

Chapter Monthly Meeting. Meeting held6pm in the First Methodist Church Annex. Meet for dinner at 4:30pm Christy’s Grub Pub 69 S Main St.

1/11
Sat

Plateau

Cumberland Trail McGill Creek Section.  This will be a 5 mile moderate to strenuous in to McGill Creek and out.   Depart 7:30 am CT from Trinity Tabernacle Church on HY 127 South.  Carpool cost is $6.  Pack water, snacks and lunch. 

For more information contact the hike coordinator Deb Westervelt, via text/call 931-267-2243 or email plateauhikes@tennesseetrails.org

1/15
Wed

Plateau

BSF Middle Creek and Needle Arch. Hike is 6 miles, rated moderate. Hike includes Indian Rockhouse, other rockhouses, and Needle Arch. This hike will require a short car shuttle. Carpool cost $8.  Don’t forget tick/bug spray and sunscreen. Pack water, snacks and lunch. Depart 8 am CDST from the Crossville Cracker Barrel SW parking lot. Carpool cost is $6.  Pack water, snacks and lunch. 

For additional information contact the hike coordinator, Deb Westervelt, text/call 931-267-2243 or email plateauhikes@tennesseetrails.org.

1/22
Wed

Plateau

CT Edwards Point and Rainbow Lake Loop.  Short Hike 5mi moderate Rainbow Lake Loop. Long Hike 8mi moderate sometimes strenuous orange/blue/yellow trails including the lake loop. We’ll start from the Stadium Entrance Trailhead. Hike features Lockharts Arch, Edward’s Point, Rainbow Lake, rockhouses and bluffs. Carpool cost $7.  Don’t forget tick/bug spray and sunscreen. Pack water, snacks and lunch. Depart at 8am from Trinity Tabernacle on HY127 South.  

For additional information contact the hike coordinator, Deb Westervelt, plateauhikes@tennesseetrails.org or text/call 931-267-2243.

1/29
Wed

Plateau

Pickett State Park, Jamestown, TN.  Hidden Passage Loop with Double Falls - This hike incorporates part of a very long trail, the Sheltowee Trace, with a spur to a water feature, double falls, then a return loop that offers some views and a trip over a small arch. Rated difficult due to distance. Distance 9.4 miles including spur to double falls.  Short Hike:  In/out for 5mi.  Depart 8:00 AM from Cracker Barrel HY 127 N at I-40.  Carpool cost is $6. 

Bring water, lunch and snacks.  information contact the hike coordinator, Deb Westervelt, email plateauhikes@tennesseetrails.org or  text/call 931-267-2243.

    ** October 2020 **  

10/23-
10/25

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