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 11, 2017 Please pre-register. Schedules are subject to change!
    ** December 2017 **  

12/13
Wed

Plateau

SCSP Fiery Gizzard Reroute.  The hike is 11.75 miles long and rated difficult due to the length and some strenuous climbshowever there several options to do shorter hikes like the 2 mi Grundy Day Loop or the 5.9 mi in and out Dog Hole Trail to Ravens Point . The hikes feature numerous waterfalls and scenic overlooks above deep gorges.

Deb Westervelt, via email plateauhikes@tennesseetrails.org or text/call 931-267-2243.

12/20
Wed

Plateau

Burnt Mill Bridge. Our hike will be the Burnt Mill Bridge loop near Rugby. It will be about 5 mi with moderate terrain. Depart from Cracker Barrel 127 North at I-40 rear parking lot at 8:00 am CT.  Gas cost $5. We will stop for lunch at R.M. Brooks General Store in Rugby (if they are open). 

Deb Westervelt, via email plateauhikes@tennesseetrails.org or text/call 931-267-2243.

12/27
Wed

Plateau

Dec 27, 2017  –  Cumberland Cove.  We will hike various trails from Eagle Flight Park to 3 caves and The Sinks for approximately 4 moderate miles of which .52 mi is difficult. Depart 8 am CT from Tractor Supply HY 70 West.  Carpool cost is $3. Bring water and snacks.

 Deb Westervelt, via email plateauhikes@tennesseetrails.org or text/call 931-267-2243

12/30
Sat

Plateau


Dec 30, 2017 – CT Black Mountain.  This will be an easy 2 mile loop below the boulders from the Spring House. We will also explore the new section of trail being built toward Ozone Falls and back, distance unknown.  Carpool cost is $2.  Bring water and snacks. Depart 8 am CT from the McDonalds at Peavine Rd & I-40 (exit 322).

 Deb Westervelt, via email plateauhikes@tennesseetrails.org or text/call 931-267-2243

    ** January 2018 **  

1/3
Wed

Plateau

CT Mullins Cove Loop.  This is a 9.8 moderate to strenuous mile loop within the Prentice Cooper State Forest.  Those wishing a shorter hike may retrace their steps at any point either going east from the Trailhead to the Indian Rockhouse and Stone Door or west to follow Short Creek featuring a lot of rock hopping.  Depart 8 am CT from Trinity Tabernacle Church on HY 127 South. Carpool cost is $8.  Pack water, snacks and lunch. 

Deb Westervelt, via email plateauhikes@tennesseetrails.org or text/call 931-267-2243.New Hike Text

1/10
Wed

Plateau

CT Soddy Gorge North.  From the Little Soddy Trailhead we will travel North thru the old mining camp to the Deep Creek suspension bridge and back for 8 moderate miles.  Depart 8 am CT from Trinity Tabernacle Church on HY 127 South.   Carpool cost is $7.  Pack water, snacks and lunch.   

Deb Westervelt, via email plateauhikes@tennesseetrails.org or text/call 931-267-2243.

1/11
Thu

Plateau

Chapter Meeting.   6pm CT at First United Methodist Church Annex, 69 Neecham Street, Crossville.  Join us for dinner beforehand at 5pm CT at LaCosta Restaurant near Burkes.   Program: Blue Bird Monitoring by Don Hazel.  

Contact Chapter Chair, Bruce Whitehead, 941-716-3620 or email plateau@tennesseetrails.org  if you intend to join us for dinner.

1/17
Wed

Plateau

BSF Laurel Fork Creek Trail.   Via the West Entrance Trailhead this will be an 8.4 mile moderate in and out hike along the creek.  Depart from Cracker Barrel back parking lot at 8 am CT.  Carpool cost is $5.    Pack water, snacks and lunch.  

Deb Westervelt, via email plateauhikes@tennesseetrails.org or text/call 931-267-2243.

1/20
Sat

Plateau

SCSP Denny Cove/Foster Falls.  Denny Cove is a 3 mile strenuous hike due to rock scrambling to a fabulous waterfall and rock climber cliffs.  Foster Falls is a 5 mile moderate hike. First we will hike down to view Foster Falls (if there is any water), then on along the bottom of the cliff (used for climbing or rappelling).  Depart 8 am CT Trinity Tabernacle Church on HY 127 South.  Carpool cost is $8.  Pack water, snacks and lunch.

Deb Westervelt, via email plateauhikes@tennesseetrails.org or text/call 931-267-2243.

1/24
Wed

Plateau

Piney River Trail.  This will be a moderate to strenuous (due to rocks) 7.4 mile one-way requiring a car shuttle. Depart 8 am CT Trinity Tabernacle Church on HY 127 South.  Carpool cost is $3.  Pack water, snacks and lunch. For additional information contact the hike coordinator, Deb Westervelt, via email plateauhikes@tennesseetrails.org or text/call 931-267-2243.

Deb Westervelt, via email plateauhikes@tennesseetrails.org or text/call 931-267-2243.

1/27
Sat

Plateau

SM - Gold Mine/Cane Creek Trail.   This will be an 11 mile (strenuous due to length and 300 elevation gain) in and out hike to an abandoned gold mine, site of the Monkey House, creek crossings, Buchanan cemetery, Hesse and Nebo Quartzite.  Depart VF Outlet Mall at 7:15 am CT.  Carpool cost is $10.    Pack water, snacks and lunch. 

Deb Westervelt, via email plateauhikes@tennesseetrails.org or text/call 931-267-2243

1/31
Wed

Plateau

Bearwaller Gap Trail.  This is a moderate 6 mile hike surrounding the Cordell Hull Dam in Carthage from the Bearwaller Gap Trail-Blue to Tater Knob overlook.  At the point near the Defeated Creek entrance to the trail, a rock outcropping overhanging the trail contains fossils of animals that lived 300 million yrs ago.  Between Two Prong and the overlook are many traces of early settlements.   Depart from Cracker Barrel back parking lot at 8 am CT.  Carpool cost is $8.  This hike will require a short car shuttle.  Pack water, snacks and lunch.

Deb Westervelt, via email plateauhikes@tennesseetrails.org or text/call 931-267-2243

 

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