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 Jun 13, 2019 Please pre-register. Schedules are subject to change!
    ** June 2019 **  

6/15
Sat

Soddy Daisy

June 15, Saturday- A 5 mile hike from the Mowbray Pike Trailhead to the Little Soddy Trailhead. Vehicle staging required. Meet at 8;30 AM. at Durham St. Soddy Daisy by the ball field.  Hike Leader John Politte- 423-304-8327.

John Politte- 423-304-8327.

6/18
Tue

Soddy Daisy

June 18, Tuesday- Collegedale -We will start hike at the trailhead on Sanborn St. We will go straight up the mountain and walk the ridge circling around to come back the way we came in. Appox 4 1/2-5 miles. Moderate. Meet at Enterprise South Park at 1st parking lot at 8:30.  Hike Leader, -Donna Pyers- 423- 344-9271 or 352-612-4845

 Hike Leader, -Donna Pyers- 423- 344-9271 or 352-612-4845

6/22
Sat

Soddy Daisy

June 22, Saturday- Laurel, Greeter Falls, BCR & Stone Door Loop at South Cumberland State Rec Area.  It is listed as a 9.4 (Easy) hike.   Meet at Durham Street Parking Lot in Soddy Daisy at 8.30am. Hike leader- Tom McElhone-805-208-4654

Tom McElhone-805-208-4654

6/25
Tue

Soddy Daisy

June 25, Tuesday- Savage Gulf Day Loop about 3.5 miles. Meet at Durham Street by the ball field in Soddy Daisy. Hike Leader, Trish Appleton 423-240-3443.

Trish Appleton 423-240-3443.

6/29
Sat

Soddy Daisy

 

June 29, Saturday- Buggy Top Cave Trail on Monteagle Mtn.  The hike is rated as a moderate 4 mile hike.  We’ll meet 8:30 at Food City Redbank Hike leader- Tom McElhone-805-208-4654

 

 Tom McElhone-805-208-4654

    ** July 2019 **  

7/2
Tue

Soddy Daisy

July 2, Tuesday- Cravens House Loop, 3 miles

Will begin at upper Cravens house parking lot, climb to where the trail meets the Mountain Beautiful trail, turn right and meet the Bluff Trail. Those who wish may climb the steps to Point Park to take in the view and visit the small museum. The hike continues to join the Cravens Loop trail back to the Cravens House. The hike is rated easy to moderate.  Meet at the Food City in Red Bank at 8:30 am or Cravens House parking lot at 9:00 am. Rated moderate. Hike Leader: Trish Appleton 332-5617

Trish Appleton 332-5617

7/6
Sat

Soddy Daisy

July 6, Saturday- A 6.1 mile hike (in and out) at the Laurel- Snow Falls State Natural Area. Meet at the Soddy-Daisy ballfield parking lot on Durham Street at 830 am. Hike is moderately strenuous. Hike leader is John Politte @ 423-304-8327.

John Politte @ 423-304-8327.

7/9
Tue

Soddy Daisy

July 9, Tuesday- Raccoon Mtn. – 3 to 5 miles, meet at Food City in Red Bank at 8:30 am. Hike leader- Earl Helmer – 1-770-877-0600

Earl Helmer – 1-770-877-0600

7/13
Sat

Soddy Daisy

July 13, Saturday- A 7 mile hike on the Board Camp Trail to the Soddy Gulf Trailhead. Vehicle to be staged at the Soddy Gulf Trailhead. Hike is moderately strenuous. Meet at the Soddy-Daisy ballfield parking lot on Durham Street at 8:30 am. Hike leader is John Politte@423-304-8327.

John Politte@423-304-8327.

7/16
Tue

Soddy Daisy

July 16, Tuesday-. Chickamauga Battlefield- East Loop- about 3 to 4 miles, easy. Meet at the lower parking lot near the Visitor’s Center at 8:30 am. There will be some limited historical commentary about the battle in this area. Hike Leader- Gloria Nelson- 423-645-9008.

Gloria Nelson- 423-645-9008.

7/20
Sat

Soddy Daisy

July 20, Saturday- Ocoee Area, Rainbow Falls. 3.3 miles out and back with two river crossings that can be easily rock hopped with option to explore another part of this area by taking an intersecting trail out and back. Meet at Food City in Ooltewah at Exit 11 off Highway 75 at 8:30 am. Hike Leader, Tom McElhone- 805-208-4654.

Tom McElhone- 805-208-4654.

7/23
Tue

Soddy Daisy

July 23, Tuesday- Elsie Holmes Nature Park in East Brainerd. Meet at Food City on East Brainerd Rd. (7804 East Brainerd Rd.} Hike will be 3 to 4 miles easy up and down. Rocks and roots should not be a problem. Hike Leader Trish Appleton- 423-240-3443

 Hike Leader Trish Appleton- 423-240-3443

7/27
Sat

Soddy Daisy

July 27, Saturday- Ocoee Area, Rock Creek Trail to Dry Pond Lead and return to Highway 64 across from the Thunder Rock Campground. About 7 miles total. Moderate. Stage a car for drivers at Thunder Rock. Meet at Food City in Ooltewah at Exit 11 off Highway 75 at 8:30 am. Hike Leader, Tom McElhone- 805-208-4654.

 Tom McElhone- 805-208-4654.

7/30
Tue

Soddy Daisy

July 30, Tuesday- Enterprise South- 3 to 4 miles, route to be announced. Meet at ES at the parking lot below the visitor’s center. Hike Leader- Jean Smith, 596-7681

 

Jean Smith, 596-7681

    ** August 2019 **  

8/3
Sat

TTA

11:00 am Third Quarter TTA Board Meeting

Hermitage Branch Library
3700 James Kay Lane
Hermitage, TN 37076

36.1771896,-86.6155296

    ** October 2019 **  

10/18-
10/20

TTA

October 18-20, 2019.  Annual Membership meeting.

Fairfield Glade. Crossville, TN

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