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 Jun 25, 2017 Please pre-register. Schedules are subject to change!
    ** June 2017 **  
    ** July 2017 **  

7/8
Sat

Plateau

Cumberland Trail Devil’s Racetrack/Eagle Bluff, Caryville.  This is a moderate sometimes strenuous hike of 5.6 miles.  Starting at Eagle Bluff, we will follow the Devil’s Racetrack ridgeline to the overlook then descend almost 4,000 feet to Bruce Gap Trailhead in Caryville.  We will traverse several boulder fields, follow Bruce Creek with multiple cascades and waterfalls, and pass a large beaver pond.  Depart from Vanity Fair west parking lot at 7:30 AM.  Carpool cost is $8.  This hike will require a car shuttle.  Pack water, snacks and lunch.

 For more information and to register contact Cheryl Heckler at thehecklers@charter.net or 931-200-7436.

7/15
Sat

Plateau

Big South Fork (BSF), Grand Gap Loop, Oneida.   This is a 6.8 mile moderate rim trail hike among cliffs and boulders with spectacular views of the BSF Gorge.  Depart from Cracker Barrel back parking lot at 7:30 AM.  Carpool cost is $7.  Pack water, snacks and lunch.  

For more information and to register contact Cheryl Heckler at thehecklers@charter.net or 931-200-7436.

    ** August 2017 **  

8/10
Thu

Plateau

Chapter meeting – Chapter meeting, First United Methodist Church Annex, 69 Neecham Street, Crossville. Dinner at LaCosta’s Restaurant, 138 The Crossings, Crossville at 5 pm CT.  Program:  John Wigginton’s AT hike. 

Contact Chapter Chair, Cheryl Heckler at thehecklers@charter.net or 931-200-7436 for additional information. 

8/12
Sat

Plateau

BSF Honey Creek Loop.   This is a moderate 5.7 mile hike among fabulous rock cliffs, waterfall and a cave.  One of the top scenic hikes in BSF.  Depart from Cracker Barrel back parking lot at 7:30am.  Carpool cost is $7.    Pack water, snacks and lunch. 

 For more information and to register contact Cheryl Heckler at thehecklers@charter.net or 931-200-7436.

8/26
Sat

Plateau

Smokies-Gabes Mountain Trail. This is moderate in and out 6-7 mile hike crossing several streams on foot logs to Hen Wallow Falls. Bring water shoes just in case. The trail passes many homesites and rock piles, a side trail leads to two former chimneys, the M.A. Ramsay 73 acre farmstead is not far from here. A short steep spur trail goes to the base of the falls where there are rocks to sit on for lunch. At Lower Falling Branch is a series of cascades. To the right of the main cascade is a wet cave. Depart from Vanity Fair west parking lot at 7:30am. Carpool cost is $8. Pack water, snacks and lunch. 

For more information and to register contact Cheryl Heckler at thehecklers@charter.net or 931-200-7436.

    ** September 2017 **  

9/14
Thu

Plateau

Plateau Chapter Cookout at Meadow Park Lake from 5-7PM. Meal will start around 5:30 pm. Bring your own meat to grill, beverage and covered dish or dessert to share. Charcoal grills will be ready for grilling by 5:00 pm. Plates, plastic ware, cups, napkins will be provided. 

Contact Carol Quattrociocchi at Quattrociocchi@frontiernet.net or 931-484-4230 or Chapter Chair, Cheryl Heckler at thehecklers@charter.net or 931-200-7436 for additional information.

    ** October 2017 **  

10/13-
10/15

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