The Plateau Chapter serves hikers in the Crossville and Monterey area. Hikes are scheduled year-round throughout the region and in other parts of the state. Periodically multi-day hiking/touring trips are scheduled to areas outside the state. Check the Plateau Chapter’s blog at http://ttaplateauchapter.blogspot.com/ for information about upcoming hikes.

Meetings are held on the second Thursday of the month at the First United Methodist Church Annex, 69 Neecham St, Crossville, TN (map and directions). Information related to a specific meeting’s date and time will be posted on the chapter’s blog.

For more information about the Plateau chapter, contact the chapter chair, Norm Brinsley, at (931) 202–2338 or by email at plateau@tennesseetrails.org.

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Upcoming Plateau Hikes and Programs:

CORONA VIRUS NOTICE: July 31, 2020:

Tennessee Trails Association chapters adhere to all applicable laws, rules, and guidelines for any given setting when organizing hikes and events. Out of concern for those who join us, their families, and our community, we conduct our hikes in a way which conforms to current COVID‑19 guidelines. If you have questions, contact your local chapter’s hike coordinator.

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Date Chapter Hike Leader or Contact
    Updated Aug 10, 2020 Please pre-register. Schedules are subject to change!
    ** August 2020 **  

8/12
Wed

Plateau

Whites Creek Natural Area, Rockwood, TN - The Whites Creek 3.5 mi trail begins along the shoreline and continues as a woodland walk along the ridge tops overlooking the Watts Bar reservoir of the Tennessee River.  The hike is rated moderate due several hill climbs to get your heart pumping.  Then we will visit Fort Southwest Point in Kingston for a short walk and some exploring. This is the only federal era 18th Century Fort in Tennessee reconstructed on the original foundation.  Pack water and  snacks.  We’ll eat lunch at Courtney’s Diner in Harriman on our way to the Fort.  Don’t forget tick/bug spray and sunscreen.  Depart 7:30 am CDST from Trinity Tabernacle parking lot off HY 127S, one mile South of downtown Crossville.  Gas cost $5.  

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

8/15
Sat

Plateau

Pickett State Park, Jamestown,TN - Hazard, Natural Bridge & Indian Rockhouse Trails.  We’ll wind our way around the 3 trails for about 5 easy miles starting from the Hazard Cave Trailhead. Gas cost is $5.  Bring water, snacks and lunch. Don’t forget tick/bug spray and sunscreen.  Depart 7:30 am CDST from Cracker Barrel’s rear lot in Crossville.

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

8/19
Wed

Plateau

University of TN Arboretum Loop Trail - Oak Ridge, TN. We will hike the 5 mile loop which is off HY 62 (See All Trails App). Don’t forget tick/bug spray and sunscreen. Pack water, lunch and snacks. Depart at 7:30am CDST from Dorton United Methodist Church 1mi East of Peavine Rd on HY 70E. Gas cost $5. 

For info text/call Deb 931-267-2243 or email plateauhikes@tennesseetrails.org.

8/26
Wed

Plateau

Rock Island State Park, Moonshine .6 mi, Twin Falls 1.6 mi, Upstream. 5 mi, Eagle Trail 1.5 mi - Rock Island, TN. We will cobble several short trails together and eat lunch at the local cafe. There are multiple waterfalls to see. Short Hike: 4 mi easy.   Long Hike: 5.2 mi easy.   Depart 7:30am CDST from Tractor Supply parking lot in Crossville. Don’t forget tick/bug spray and sunscreen. Pack water and snacks. Gas cost $5. 

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

8/29
Sat

Plateau

Big South Fork - Rock Creek, John Muir and Tunnel Trails - Jamestown, TN. We will hike 5 in/out moderate miles on a new route to the Tunnel which is near the Hidden Passage Trail. Don’t forget tick/bug spray and sunscreen. Pack water, snacks and lunch. Depart 7:30 am CDST from Cracker Barrel’s rear lot in Crossville. Gas cost is $6. 

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

    ** September 2020 **  

9/2
Wed

Plateau

Big South Fork, Jamestown, TN - Sheltowee/John Muir Trail.   From the end of Duncan Hollow Rd we will follow the trail along the BSF Cumberland River.  Short Hike: 4 mi in/out.  Long Hike:  8 mi in/out.  Depart 7:30 am CDST from Cracker Barrel’s rear lot in Crossville.  Bring lunch, water and snack. Don’t forget tick/bug spray and sunscreen.Gas cost is $6.    

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

9/9
Wed

Plateau

Cumberland Mountain State Park, Crossville, TN. We will hike the designated  "County Marathon" trail plus hikers choice. Pack water and  snacks.  We’ll eat lunch at the park restaurant.  Don’t forget tick/bug spray and sunscreen.  Depart 7:30 am CDST from Trinity Tabernacle parking lot off HY 127S, one mile South of downtown Crossville.  Gas cost $1. 

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

9/12
Sat

Plateau

Black Mountain Trail Maintenance and Picnic --  Hy 68 up to the campsite. We need a lot of people with swing blades.   Calling all Members to come out and help clip, lop, saw, and ESPECIALLY weed-whack (swing blade or grass whip) from 8-11am then meet up at the campground for a picnic.  If you can’t work you can volunteer to carry and set up the picnic.  Gas cost is $2.  Bring water and a snack. Don’t forget tick/bug spray and sunscreen.  Depart 7:30 am CDST Trinity Tabernacle parking lot off HY 127S, one mile South of downtown Crossville. 

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

9/16
Wed

Plateau

Big South Fork - Leatherwood Loop, Sunset Overlook Trail, East Rim Overlook, Jamestown, TN.   Long Hike:  This will be a 7 mile moderate hike.  Short Hike:  3 mile moderate loop.  Depart Cracker Barrel at 7:30 am CT. Carpool cost is $6. 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.  

9/19
Sat

Plateau

Cumberland Trail North Chickamauga Section, Soddy Daisy, TN.  LONG HIKE: Starting from the Barker Camp Rd trailhead we’ll hike 8.3 miles along and across Cooper Creek, bring water shoes. There is a nice overlook near Panther Branch. After descending several switchbacks we will cross Cooper Creek to Stephen’s Campground then past old mines to Montlake Rd Trailhead. SHORT HIKE: After dropping off the long hikers drivers will travel to the Montlake Rd Trailhead hiking in to meet the long hikers.  Depart from Trinity Tabernacle Church at 7:30 am CDST.  Carpool cost is $6.  Don’t forget tick/bug spray and sunscreen. 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. 

9/23
Wed

Plateau

Martha’s Pretty Point, Yellow Bluff and Welch’s,  Clifty Community,  TN.  We will hike 4.5 moderate mile loop to Martha’s Pretty Point then 2 short hikes out to the other overlooks.  Depart 7:30 am CT from Tractor Supply on West Ave.   Carpool cost is $3.  Pack water, snacks and lunch.  Don’t forget tick/bug spray and sunscreen. 

For additional information contact the hike leader, Howard Owen text/call 931-248-3190.

9/30
Wed

Plateau

Rugby State Natural Area - Rugby, TN - White Oak, Kellogg, and Massengale Loop Trails.  We will hike the easy 4.1 mi White Oak and Kellogg loops then eat lunch at the RM Brooks General Store.  After lunch we will hike the 1 mile easy Massengale Loop.   Depart 7:30 am CT from Cracker Barrel’s rear lot in Crossville.   Carpool cost is $5.  Don’t forget tick/bug spray and sunscreen.   Pack water, snacks.  

For additional information contact hike leader, Howard Owen text/call 931-248-3190.

    ** October 2020 **  

10/23-
10/25

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