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 Feb 21, 2018 Please pre-register. Schedules are subject to change!
    ** February 2018 **  

2/20
Tue

Soddy Daisy

Lower West Side of Lookout Mountain and Nature Center.  Park at the parking lot across from the Kiddie Trail on Garden Road shortly before you get to the Nature Center.  We will start on the Kiddie trail which is very steep but is short and will last only about 10 minutes till we reach the Skyuka Trail.   From here we go right till we meet the intersection with the Light’s Mill Trail which goes down into the Nature Center to the gazebo and we will return through the Nature Center property.  Except tor the beginning, this trail is either flat or a gradual downhill.  Rated moderate because of the first section.   Approximately 4 miles.  Meet at Food City in Red Bank at 9 a.m. or at the parking lot for the Kiddie trail at 9:30

Trish Appleton (423-240-3443)

2/24
Sat

Soddy Daisy

Sluder Road to the Rock Climbers parking lot via Deep Creek.  Approximately 7 miles.  Strenuous.  Meet at the Durham Street parking lot in Soddy Daisy at 9 a.m.

John Politte (423-304-8327)

2/27
Tue

Soddy Daisy

Little Cedar Mountain.  Approximately 5 miles.  Moderate.  Meet at Food City parking lot in Red Bank at 9 a.m.

Gail Stokes (423-756-8219)

    ** March 2018 **  

3/3
Sat

Soddy Daisy

Cloudland Canyon State Park (west rim trail).   Approximately 4-1/2 miles.  Moderate.  $5 parking fee.  Meet at Food City parking lot in Red Bank at 9 a.m.

George Bonneau - 423-842-3619)

3/6
Tue

Soddy Daisy

Old Copper Road to Thunder Rock Campground.  This trail begins at Boyd Gap, goes down to the Old Copper Road to The Whitewater Center, crosses the bridge, picks up the Rhododendron Trail ending at Thunder Rock Campground for a total of about 4 easy miles right along the Ocoee River.  This will require a short shuttle leaving l car at Thunder Rock for the driver’s to return and get the other cars at Boyd Gap.  Meeting place will be the Food City at Exit 11 in Ooltewah at 9:30 am.  When you get off I-75 go east to the first traffic light and turn left.  Food City is located in the rear parking lot.  For the ones that want to meet at Target on Hwy 153, meet at 9 a.m.

Trish Appleton (423-240-3443)

3/10
Sat

Soddy Daisy

Fall Creek Falls (walk along lake - in and out).  Approximately 6 miles.  Moderate.  Meet at Durham Street parking lot in Soddy Daisy at 9 a.m.

Gail Stokes (423-756-8219)

3/13
Tue

Soddy Daisy

West side of Lookout Mountain, starting on the Lower Truck Trail for .45 miles to the old Blue Beaver Trail.  This trail climbs .73 miles to the Skyuka trail with a few rocks which can be easily be avoided.  Here we will turn right on a very nice footpath for 2.6 miles on a mostly gentle downslope to Skyuka Springs.  After a stop here to enjoy the springs we will return by way of the Lower Truck Trail, a very flat and wide easy walk along Lookout Creek.  The total is 6.08 miles.  Meet at Reflection Riding at 9:30 or Food City in Red Bank at 9 a.m. 

Trish Appleton (423-332-6517)

3/17
Sat

Soddy Daisy

)Brady Mountain (Hwy 68 to two overlooks.  Approximately 5-1/2 miles.  Moderate.  Meet at Durham Street parking lot in Soddy Daisy at 9 a.m.

Boodie Fox (423-842-1178)

3/20
Tue

Soddy Daisy

Heiss Mountain to Big Possum Creek and back.  Approximately 3 miles.  Moderate.  Meet at Durham Street parking lot in Soddy Daisyat 9 a.m.

Renee Grace (423-332-3863)

3/24
Sat

Soddy Daisy

Retro Hughes Road trailhead to Rock Creek Bridge and back.  Approximately 5-1/2 miles.  Slightly strenuous.  Meet at Durham Street parking lot in Soddy Daisy at 9 a.m.

John Politte (423-304-8327)

3/27
Tue

Soddy Daisy

Enterprise South.  Approximately 6 miles.  Moderate.  Meet at  Target parking lot on Hwy 153 at 9 a.m or meet at Visitor’s Center at 9:30 a.m.

Donna Pyers (423-344-9271)

3/31
Sat

Soddy Daisy

Booker T. Washington State Park.  Approximately 7 miles.  Moderate.  Meet at Target parking lot on Hwy 153 at 9 am. or at swimming pool parking lot at the state park at 9:30 a.m.

Donna Pyers (423-344-9271)

 

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