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.

The Chapter meets quarterly on the Tuesday of the week following the TTA board meetings in February, May, August, and October at 6:00pm ET at Burk's United Methodist Church, 6433 Hixson Pike, Hixson.

For more information, contact:

  • Chapter Chair: Jean Smith via e-mail or at 423-596-7681.
  • 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 Jan 28, 2020 Please pre-register. Schedules are subject to change!
    ** January 2020 **  


Soddy Daisy

January 28- Tuesday- West side of Lookout Mountain. Lower Truck Trail to the Blue Blazes Trail, up Blue Blazes to the Skyuka Trail down to SkyukaSprings, returning by the Lower Truck Trail.  About a 5 mile loop.  Easy to moderate because of some rough footing on the Blue Blazes trail which is less than a mile. Meet at Food City, Red Bank at 8:30 am or at Reflection  Riding about 9 am. Hike leader, Gloria Nelson- 423-645-9008

Gloria Nelson- 423-645-9008

    ** February 2020 **  


Soddy Daisy

February 1- Saturday-

A 9.8 mile in and out hike at Roaring Creek (near Graysville). The hike is moderately strenuous.  We will meet at the Soddy Daisy ballfields parking lot at 830 am. Hike Leader- John Pollitte-423-304-8327


 John Pollitte-423-304-8327


Soddy Daisy

February 4Tuesday- We will hike the 4.5 mile Forestry Cabin/ Dotson Point loop portion of the Sewanee Perimeter Trail.  This route is along the bluff and is a nice easy rolling hike.  A short detour at the start will get us to the Forestry Cabin for a good view of the valley. Dotson Point further along the trail also offers a nice view, but note that the farthest rock out on Dotson Point is not for acrophobes. The payoff: Views from the Forestry Cabin and from Dotson Point are from opposite sides of Thumping Dick Cove, so you can see where you were or where you are going.

Meet at the parking lot behind La Quinta a Browns Ferry Rd. at 8:30 am.  Drive to trailhead is approximately 1 hour.  Contact Roy or Marti Owensby at or 423-309-0579 (text or voice) for additional information or questions.


 Roy or Marti Owensby at or 423-309-0579 (text or voice) for additional information or questions.


Soddy Daisy

February 8- Saturday-Tammy Hendrick leads a 7 mile hike through Fenton Forest on Bauxite Ridge. The hike is rated as easy to moderate. We will meet at the parking lot in Enterprise South Park at 830 am. Hike leader Tammy Hendrick-315 949 8187.

 Tammy Hendrick-315 949 8187


Soddy Daisy

February 11 Tuesday - Cumberland State Park- We will hike the Pioneer Short Loop and the Pioneer Trail for a total of 5 miles. Lunch at the lodge afterward. Meet at the Durham St. parking lot in Soddy Daisyat 8:30 am. Hike leaders are Marti and Roy Owensby-423-309-0579

Marti and Roy Owensby-423-309-0579


Soddy Daisy



February 15- Saturday- An 8.7 mile loop trail hike on the Big Creek Loop trail. The hike is rated as moderate. We will meet at the Red Bank Food City parking lot at 8:30 am. Hike Leader is Tom McElhone-- 805-208-4654


Tom McElhone-- 805-208-4654


Soddy Daisy

February 18- Tuesday – Enterprise South Meet at the lower visitor’s center parking lot at 8:30 am. Hike Leader- Nancy Allen-423-987-0941



 Nancy Allen-423-987-0941



Soddy Daisy


February 22- Saturday- A 7.1 mile loop hike at Frozenhead State Park  ( the Bird Mountain Trail) . The trail is rated as difficult by All Trails. We will meet at the Soddy Daisy ballfields parking lot at 830am. Hike Leader John Politte- 423-304-8327


John Politte- 423-304-8327


Soddy Daisy


February 25 Tuesday - Chickamauga Battlefield- Park historian Jim Ogden will lead the hike and give commentary about the battle in the area. Meet at the lower parking lot at the visitors’ center at 8:30 am. 423-332-6517

Jim Ogden- Park Historian


Soddy Daisy

February 29- Saturday

- A  5.8 mile hike on Prater Place Trail that is rated as moderate. We will meet at the Soddy Daisy ballfields parking lot at 830am. Hike Leader- Tom McElhone- 805-208-4654


Tom McElhone- 805-208-4654

    ** October 2020 **  



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