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 Feb 21, 2018 Please pre-register. Schedules are subject to change!
    ** February 2018 **  

2/21
Wed

Plateau

Pickett SP-John Muir & Hidden Passage Trails.  This will be a moderate 7.05 mile requiring a short car shuttle. Depart from back parking lot of Cracker Barrel, junction of HY 127 N & I-40, at 8 am CT.   Carpool cost is $5.  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.

2/28
Wed

Plateau

Cherokee NF-Bald River Gorge Trail.   OPTION 1: This is a moderate 6 mile one-way hike from the Holly Flats Campsite on Forest Road 126 to Bald River Falls.  Plan for a long car shuttle.  OPTION 2:  For a shorter in-and-out hike to the falls drop off one-way hikers at Holly Flats then driver to Bald River Falls Trailhead.  Depart VF Outlet Mall at 8am CT.  Carpool cost is $10.    Pack water, snacks and lunch.  

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

 

    ** March 2018 **  

3/3
Sat

Plateau

Mar 3 – Cumberland Trail DevilsRacetrack.  This is 7 mile moderate hike. We will do a car shuttle to Eagle Bluff then hike the Cumberland Mountain ridge top back to Bruce Gap Trailhead near Cove Lake State Park. There are many overlooks and interesting rock formations along the trail, including the "Devil’s Racetrack" plus many waterfalls. Pack your lunch and bring water and enjoy the views with us!   Depart VF Outlet Mall at 7:30 am CT.  Carpool cost is $8.   Pack water, snacks and lunch.  

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

3/7
Wed

Plateau

Mar 7  – Martha’sPretty Point.  We will hike 4.5 moderate miles on the new rerouted trail.  Depart 8 am CT from Tractor Supply on West Ave.   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

3/8
Thu

Plateau

Mar 8 -– Chapter Meeting.   6pm CT at First United Methodist Church Annex, 69 Neecham Street, Crossville.  Program will be on TWRA and wildlife by Míme Barnes, Wildlife Information Specialist.  Join us for dinner beforehand at 5pm CT at Abuela’s Cuban on Main St downtown. 


 

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

3/14
Wed

Plateau

Mar 14 – Cumberland Trail McGill Creek Section.  This will be a 4.8 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.

3/17-
3/18

Plateau

Mar  17-18 – Savage Gulf Backpack To Hobbs Cabin.   Day hikers will hike in 3 miles and return while our overnight backpackers will continue on to Hobbs Cabin for a total of 9 miles on Sat and 8 miles on Sun.   Depart 7:30 am CT Trinity Tabernacle Church on HY 127 South.  Backpackers must contact Deb in order to reserve enough campsites. Carpool cost is $7.  Pack water, snacks and lunch.  


 

For additional information and/or sign up for the backpacking trip contact the hike coordinator, Deb Westervelt, via email plateauhikes@tennesseetrails.org or text/call 931-267-2243.

3/21
Wed

Plateau

Mar 21 – Big South South -John Muir Trail to Maude’s Crack.  This will be a moderate 6 mile hike along No Business Creek.  Climbing up the crack is strenuous. Depart from back parking lot of Cracker Barrel, junction of HY 127 N & I-40, at 7:30 am CT.   Carpool cost is $6.  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.

3/28
Wed

Plateau

Mar 28 – Cumberland Trail DevilsBreakfast Table to Turkey Creek.  This is a 9 mile moderate to strenuous hike along Daddys Creek and Obed River requiring a car shuttle. Pack your lunch and bring water.   Depart VF Outlet Mall at 7:30 am meeting Fairfield hikers at 7:45 am at the Peavine/Stonehenge 4-way stop. Carpool cost is $8. Pack water, snacks and lunch.  

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

 

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