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 Oct 19, 2019 Please pre-register. Schedules are subject to change!
    ** October 2019 **  

10/23
Wed

Plateau

CT Graysville Mountain Section to Cranmore Cove Overlook. 6 mile in/out strenuous hike starting from the Roaring Creek Short hike is 3.6 in/out go Roaring Creek Overlook   Trailheadhighlights of the trail include an old mining area, a seasonal waterfall, and a spectacular view overlooking Roaring Creek, the town of Graysville and the Cranmore Valley.  Carpool cost is $6.  Don’t forget tick/bug spray and sunscreen. Pack water, snacks and lunch.
Check the Plateau Chapter website for current info. https://ttaplateauchapter.blogspot.com

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

10/30
Wed

Plateau

John Muir Trail to Angel Falls Overlook, Big South Fork, Jamestown, TN.  This is an 8 mile in/out hike rated moderate from Leatherwood Ford go Angel Falls Overlook.  Short hike is 4 miles easy in/out. The hike passes several rock houses, a small waterfall and a couple overlooks on the way to Angel Falls Overlook, which is a massive rock outcropping several hundred feet above the Big South Fork Cumberland River.  Carpool cost is $7.  Don’t forget tick/bug spray and sunscreen. Pack water, snacks and lunch.
Check the Plateau Chapter website for current info. https://ttaplateauchapter.blogspot.com

For additional information contact the hike coordinator, Bruce Whitehead. plateau@tennesseetrails.org or text/call 931-267-2243.

    ** November 2019 **  

11/3
Sun

TTA

2:00 am Daylight Savings Time Ends.
(Set clocks back 1 hour.)

11/6
Wed

Plateau

Window Cliffs State Natural Area, Baxter, TN.  Window Cliffs is a TN Natural Area located near Burgess Falls. The trail is in-and-out for a total of 5.4 strenuous miles. The trail features 9 stream crossings each way, a few small cascades, a couple of steep slopes and a 20-ft waterfall along Cane Creek. Water shoes are highly recommended. Pack water, snacks and lunch. Don’t forget tick/bug spray and sunscreen. Depart from Tractor Supply at 8 am CT. Carpool cost $7.

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

11/7
Thu

Plateau

Chapter Meeting. The meeting is held at the Annex Building of the First United Methodist Church at 6pm. 

Chapter Chair, Bruce Whitehead, 941-716-3620 or email plateau@tennesseetrails.org

11/9
Sat

Plateau

Great Smoky Mountains, Lead Cove, Bote Mt,Finley Cane Trails, Townsend, TN. 7.1 miles. Moderate to strenuous loop hike. Look for salamanders at Sugar Cove Creek, walk thru a rhododendron tunnel, over 2,000 varieties of mushrooms exist on Finley Cane trail. Don’t forget tick/bug spray and sunscreen. Depart 8 am CT from Crossville Outlet Mall. Carpool cost is $10.

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

11/13
Wed

Plateau

Split Bow Arch, Bear Creek Ovelook, Big Shoals, Daniel Boone National Forest, KY. 7 miles in/out. Moderate. After seeing the arch and overlook we’ll hike along the Kentucky Wild River to Big Shoals and return. Depart 8 am from Crossville Cracker Barrel back parking lot. Carpool cost is $9. Don’t forget tick/bug spray and sunscreen. Pack water, snacks and lunch.

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

11/20
Wed

Plateau

Big South Fork, Eye of the Needle Arch, Jamestown, TN. 8 miles. Moderate. Hike from the Honey Creek trailhead to Eye of Needle and back. Depart 8 am from Crossville Cracker Barrel back parking lot. Don’t forget tick/bug spray and sunscreen. Pack water, snacks and lunch. Carpool cost is $6.

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

11/23
Sat

Plateau

Pogue Creek, Pickett State Park, Jamestown. This will be a 6.6 mile moderate hike in Pogue Creek Gorge to the Pickett SP picnic area which
will require a car shuttle. Features include rock houses, rock bluffs and an overlook. Depart 8 am from Crossville Cracker Barrel back parking lot. Don’t forget tick/bug spray and sunscreen. Pack water, snacks and lunch. Carpool cost is $5.

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

11/27
Wed

Plateau

Scott Gulf, Poly Branch Trail, near Sparta, TN. 6 miles. Moderate. Features a walk through the woods with waterfalls, coal mines, and cascades with a
moderately difficult climb out. Don’t forget tick/bug spray and sunscreen. Pack water, snacks and lunch. Depart Tractor Supply at 8:00 am CT. Gas cost is $4.00

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

    ** December 2019 **  

12/5
Thu

Plateau

Chapter Christmas Party at the Fairfield Glade Library building on Lakeview starting at 4 pm.

For additional information contact the hike coordinator, Bruce Whitehead. plateau@tennesseetrails.org or text/call 931-267-2243.

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