The Soddy Daisy chapter welcomes hikers from Hamilton County and the surrounding area. Hikes are scheduled throughout the year on the many trails in this region. For information about upcoming events, check the TTA calendar on this site or, check the Soddy Daisy google calendar.

For more information, contact:

  • Chapter Chair: Jean Smith via e-mail.
  • Treasurer: Robertson (Bob) McGavock via e-mail or at 423-667-2960.
  • Hike Coordinator: Patricia Appleton via e-mail or call 423-332-6517.


Upcoming Soddy Daisy 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 **  

10/19
Sat

Soddy Daisy

 

October 19, Saturday- No Hike/ TTA ANNUAL MTG

10/22
Tue

Soddy Daisy

October 22, Tuesday- Booker T. Washington State Park. Hike the outer loop about 3.5 miles. Easy to moderate. Meet at 8:30 am at the first parking lot near the swimming pool. Hike leader Jean Smith, 423-596-7681.

Jean Smith, 423-596-7681.

10/26
Sat

Soddy Daisy

October 26, Saturday- The hike is from the John Muir Trail Trailhead to the Appalachia Power Plant on the Hiwassee River (6 miles). Vehicle staging required.  Meet at Food City in Ooltewah at 8:30 am. The hike leader is John Politte. 423-304-8327

John Politte. 423-304-8327

10/29
Tue

Soddy Daisy

October 29, Tuesday-- Cloudland Canyon, West Rim Trail about 4 miles, easy to moderate. Meet at Food City in Red Bank at 8:30 am or at trailhead at 9:15am.  Donna Pyers 423-344-9271

 Donna Pyers 423-344-9271

    ** November 2019 **  

11/2
Sat

Soddy Daisy

 

November 2-Saturday- Hike is the Piney River Trail near Spring City, Tn. Hike is 8.3 miles and is moderately strenuous, with some boulders and creek crossings. Meet at Durham St near the ballfields at Soddy Daisy at 830 am. Hike leader is Tammy Hendrick @ 315-949-8187. Vehicle staging is required.

Tammy Hendrick @ 315-949-8187

11/3
Sun

TTA

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

11/5
Tue

Soddy Daisy

November 5- Tuesday- No regular hike due to Fall trip to Pickett State Park and Big South Fork

11/9
Sat

Soddy Daisy

 November 9-Saturday- Hike is the Bald River Trail which begins where the Bald River flows into the Tellico River. Hike is an 8.9 mile in-and-out hike and is moderately strenuous. Meet at the parking lot in Ooltewah at 830 am. Hike leader is John Politte at 423-304-8327.

John Politte at 423-304-8327.

11/12
Tue

Soddy Daisy

November 12- Tuesday- Brush Creek Trail 

Head. US HWY 64, one mile East of Boyd’s Gap.  Map available via Cherokee Nat Forest 

Forestry service.

5-6 total miles, in and out. 

RATED EASY. View of Ocoee Lake 2. 

Part of Tanasi Trail System.

This trail can also be entered at Boyd’s Gap. Entering the trail from the Brush Creek trailhead is an ideal pick with very minimal elevation gains. The entire trail from Brush Creek Trailhead is about 4 to 6 miles.

Hike leader Bob McGavock

Hike leader Bob McGavock

11/16
Sat

Soddy Daisy

November 16-Saturday-Hike is on the Brady Mountain Trail section of the Cumberland Trail. It is an in-and-out hike of 6.6 miles one way. It is rated moderately strenuous. Meet at the Durham Street parking lot near the ballfields at Soddy Daisy at 830 am. Hike leader is Tom McElhone at 805-208-4654.

Tom McElhone at 805-208-4654.

11/19
Tue

Soddy Daisy

November 19- Tuesday- - John’s Mountain/ Keown Falls This is a double loop which is about 5.4 miles total. Hikers have the option to hike only the lower loop to the falls (easy), and/or also, the upper loop to John’s Mtn (Moderate to strenuous.) Meet at the old Food City in East Ridge at 8:30 am. Take the East Ridge exit off of I 24 and turn left across the bridge. Go about 3 city blocks and you will see it on the left. Park closer down toward the flea market. Need hike leader.

Need hike leader.

11/23
Sat

Soddy Daisy

Cumberland Trail SP. Hike is from the Suck Creek Road Trailhead to Signal Point on Signal Mountain. The hike is 8.4 miles and is rated as moderately strenuous. Meet at the Food City parking lot at the foot of Signal Mountain at 830 am. Vehicle staging is required.

John Politte
423-304-8327

11/26
Tue

Soddy Daisy

November 26- Tuesday-  Chickamauga Battlefield hike in the southern part of the park, about 3 miles. Hike Leader-Gloria Nelson-423-645-9008

Gloria Nelson-423-645-9008

11/30
Sat

Soddy Daisy

November 30-Saturday-  Hike is on the Black Mountain Trail section of the Cumberland Trail. It is an in-and-out hike of 3.6 miles one way. It is rated moderate to difficult. Meet at the Durham Street parking lot near the ballfields at Soddy Daisy at 830 am. Hike leader is Tom McElhone at 805-208-4654.

Tom McElhone at 805-208-4654.

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