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: George Bonneau via e-mail or call 423-842-3619.


Upcoming Soddy Daisy Hikes and Programs:


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Date Chapter Hike Leader or Contact
    Updated Dec 10, 2018 Please pre-register. Schedules are subject to change!
    ** December 2018 **  

12/15
Sat

Soddy Daisy

December 15, Saturday-Trail from Soddy Gulf Trailhead to Deep Creek and return. About 7 miles. Moderately strenuous. Meet at Durham St, Soddy Daisy @ 8:30am. Hike leader, John Politte @ 423 304 83

John Politte @ 423 304 83

12/18
Tue

Soddy Daisy

December 18, Tuesday- Turtletown Falls is an easy to moderate 3.4-mile loop trail with 2 waterfalls, one a gorgeous double waterfall in the Cherokee National Forest. There is some elevation gain. The trail is located just north of Ducktown on the far side of the Ocoee Gorge. Meet at Food City in Ooltewah at 8:30am. Hike leader, Sue Christiansen and Gloria Nelson 423-645-9008

Sue Christiansen  423-580-5595 and Gloria Nelson 423-645-9008

12/22
Sat

Soddy Daisy

December 22, Saturday-  Harrison Bay, meet at Trailhead at 8:30am, Hike Leader- Nancy Allen, 423-344-1118

 

Nancy Allen, 423-344-1118

12/30
Sun

Soddy Daisy

 December 29, Saturday- Raccoon Mountain east rim overlook to switchyard and back. Easy to moderate about 4.5 miles. Meet at Food City in Red Bank at 8:30. Hike leader- George Bonneau. 423-645-9029

 George Bonneau. 423-645-9029

    ** January 2019 **  

1/1
Tue

Soddy Daisy

 

FIRST HIKE - Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019 - Lula Lake.  Approximately 4 1/2 mi
  Moderate.  Meet at Food City in Red Bank at 8.30a.m. or at Lula Lake entrance gate at 9:00.  RT 50. - $2. - Hike Leader Nancy Allen(423-344-1118)

Nancy Allen, 423-344-1118

1/5
Sat

Soddy Daisy

January 5, Saturday- Booker T. Washington  Park, 5801 Champion Road.   H i ke the outer loop which is approximately 3.5 miles , easy.   M eet at 8:30 am at  the park,  near the swimming pool.   Hike leader- Jean Smith (423-596-7681) 

Jean Smith (423-596-7681)

1/8
Tue

Soddy Daisy

January 8, Tuesday- Lower Trailhead on Shut-in Gap Rd. to Piney River Bridge and back. About 5 miles. Meet at Durham St. at 8:30am., Soddy Daisy. Hike Leader, Trish Appleton. 423-332-6517

Trish Appleton. 423-332-6517

1/12
Sat

Soddy Daisy

January 12, Saturday- Saturday. Roaring Creek. About 6 miles in and out. Moderately Strenuous. Meet @ Durham St., Soddy Daisy @8:30 AM. Hike leader - John Politte. 423-304-8327

John Politte. 423-304-8327

1/15
Tue

Soddy Daisy

January 15, Tuesday- Lookout Mtn Bluff Trail from Covenant College to Point Park. About 5 miles. Will stage a car at Point Park to return for drivers to pick up cars. Meet at Food City, Red Bank at 8:30 am or at Covenant College, Ochs Gateway at 9:00 am. Hike leader, Gloria Nelson

 G;oria Nelson 423-645-9008

1/19
Sat

Soddy Daisy

January 19, Saturday Prentice Cooper (Snoopers Rock to Natural Bridge & return). Moderately Strenuous. About 6 miles. Meet at Red Bank Food City @ 8:30 am. Hike Leader - Tom McElhone. 805-208-4654

Tom McElhone. 805-208-4654

1/22
Tue

Soddy Daisy

January 22, Tuesday- East segment of Gahuti Loop at Ft. Mtn. Will leave a car at the bottom of the mountain so drivers can return to get cars at the top. Meet at Food City, East Ridge at 8:30 am. Hike Leader Sue Christiansen and Trish Appleton 423-332-6517

Sue Christiansen and Trish Appleton 423-332-6517

1/26
Sat

Soddy Daisy

January 26, Saturday. Flippers Bend. About 8 miles. Moderately Strenuous. Meet at Soddy Daisy Walmart @ 8:30 am. Hike Leader - John Politte. 423-304-8327.

 John Politte. 423-304-8327.

1/29
Tue

Soddy Daisy

January 29, Tuesday- Lower trails at Reflection Riding with Chickamauga Park Historian, Jim Ogden giving commentary on events that took place in this area leading up to The Battle of Lookout Mountain.  This will be followed next month by a hike from Reflection Riding to Craven’s House also with commentary by Jim on the battle that took place in that area. Meet at Food City Red Bank at 8:30 am or Reflection Riding at 9:00 am. Hike leader Jim Ogden. Contact Trish at 332-6517.

    ** February 2019 **  

2/2
Sat

Soddy Daisy

February 2, Saturday - Retro Hughes Rd to Rock Creek Bridge and return. Moderately strenuous. About 5 miles. Meet at Durham Street Soddy Daisy @830 am. Hike leader is Tom McElhone. 805-208-4654.

Tom McElhone. 805-208-4654.

2/5
Tue

Soddy Daisy

February 5, Tuesday- John Muir Trail from Childer’s Creek TH to picnic area and back. About 5 miles easy. Drive to Powerhouse and cross bridge to explore more of the Hiwassee area. Meet at Food City Ooltewah at 8:30 am. Hike Leader, Trish Appleton- 332-6517.

Trish Appleton- 332-6517.

2/9
Sat

Soddy Daisy

February 9, Saturday - Heiss Mtn Rd to Little Possum Creek bridge and return. Moderately strenuous. About 7.5 miles. Meet at Durham St., Soddy Daisy, Tn @ 8:30 am. Hike leader John Politte. 423-304-8327.

John Politte. 423-304-8327.

2/12
Tue

Soddy Daisy

February 12, Tuesday- Piney River Trail from Newby Branch Forrest Camp to Spider’s Den and back. About 5 miles, moderate.  Meet at Durham St. Soddy Daisy at 8:30 am Hike Leader Trish Appleton-332-6517.

 Trish Appleton-332-6517.

2/16
Sat

Soddy Daisy


February 16, Saturday - Laurel Falls and return @ Dayton, Tn. About 7.0 miles. Moderately strenuous. Meet @ Durham St., Soddy Daisy @ 8:30am. Hike leader Tom McElhone, 805-208-4654

Tom McElhone, 805-208-4654

2/19
Tue

Soddy Daisy

February 19, Tuesday- Hike from Reflection Riding to Craven’s House with NPS Historian Jim Ogden with commentary on the Battle of Lookout Mountain. Moderate because of elevation gain. About 4 miles. Meet at 8:30 am at Red Bank Food City or Reflection Riding at 9am    Hike Leader Jim Ogden. Contact Trish at 332-6517

Jim Ogden. Contact Trish at 332-6517

2/23
Sat

Soddy Daisy


February 23, Saturday - Heiss Mtn Rd to Retro Hughes Rd. Moderately Strenuous. About 9.7 miles. Meet @ Durham St., Soddy Daisy @ 8:30am. Vehicle Staging required. Hike leader John Politte. 423-304-8327.

John Politte. 423-304-8327.

2/26
Tue

Soddy Daisy

February 26, Tuesday- Laurel Falls Loop, and then to the overlook at the Stone Door and out along the bluff on the perimeter trail and return. Meet at 8:30 am at Red Bank Food City. About 4 miles. Easy. Hike Leader, Trish Appleton-332-6517.

Trish Appleton-332-6517

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