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 Oct 26, 2020 Please pre-register. Schedules are subject to change!
    ** October 2020 **  

10/28
Wed

Plateau

Pall Mall, TN - Ranger lead Tour and Hike. Pickett State Park Ranger will meet us at the Sgt Alvin York Welcome Center at 9am. 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 $5.

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

    ** November 2020 **  

11/4
Wed

Plateau

Virgin Falls Natural Area, Sparta, TN.  There is a possibility the water at the stream crossing may be a little high so bring water shoes. SHORT HIKE: 5 mi in/out with a stream crossing to Big Laurel Falls (30-foot waterfall). LONG HIKE:  This is a 9-mile strenuous hike to the 110 foot tall Virgin Falls. Along the way, we will pass Big Branch Falls, Big Laurel Falls and Sheep Cave Falls. There is a stream crossing and some difficult footing on this hike with much up and down hiking. There is a possibility the water at the stream crossing may be a little high so bring water shoes. Depart 8 am CT from Tractor Supply on West Ave. Carpool cost is $4. 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.

11/11
Wed

Plateau

Middle Creek and Slave Falls, Big South Fork, Jamestown, TN.  This hike will require a short car shuttle.  SHORT HIKE: 4 miles, rated moderate.  Long Hike:  7 moderate miles with a short strenuous climb up from Slave Falls. The hike includes multiple rockhouses, Slave Falls, Indian Rockhouse and Needle Arch.  Bring a sack lunch to eat on the trail. Depart from Cracker Barrel’s rear lot at 8 a.m. CT. Gas reimburse is $6.  Don’t forget tick/bug spray and sunscreen.  Pack water, snacks and lunch. 

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

11/13
Fri

Plateau

November 13-15  Fall Backpacking Trip - CT Nemo Bridge to Peavine Rd, Crossville, TN.   2 night 24 mile strenuous backpack trip on the CT from Nemo Bridge to Peavine Rd.  Sign-up is required.

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

11/18
Wed

Plateau

Polly Branch to Yellow Bluff, Sparta, TN.  Short Hike:  4-5 mile moderate in/out hike.  Long Hike: This is a moderate 7.75 mile hike. The main features of the hike are the Upper and Lower Polly Branch Falls, the Yellow Bluff overlook of the Caney Fork Gulf.  The falls are in the 15-30 foot class, but are very photogenic. Depart 8 am CT from Tractor Supply on West Ave. Carpool cost is $4.  Pack water, snacks and lunch.  Don’t forget tick/bug spray and sunscreen. 

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

11/25
Wed

Plateau

Cumberland Mountain State Park Overnight Trail, Crossville, TN.  Short Hike:  4 mi in/out easy.Long Hike:  8 mi moderate hike.  Depart 8am CT 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.

11/28
Sat

Plateau

Savage Gulf- Greeter Falls, Ranger Falls, Stone Door, Beersheba Springs, TN. A shuttle will be required.  Short Hike:  1.1mi Greeter Fall loop easy.  Drive cars to the Stone Door Trailhead. Hike the .3 mi to Laurel Falls and .9 mi in/out thru the Stone Door.  Long Hike:  This is a 8 mile moderate sometimes strenuous thru hike. The hike will start at Greeter Falls Trailhead and then continue along the Big Creek Rim. We will end at the Stone Door Trailhead Ranger Station. Depart 8am CT from Tractor Supply, West Ave, 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.  

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