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 Dec 05, 2019 Please pre-register. Schedules are subject to change!
    ** December 2019 **  

12/7
Sat

Soddy Daisy

December 7-Saturday- Lookout Mountain hike from the Garden Road Parking area to Jackson Gap and return. This hike is 9.1 miles and is rated as moderately strenuous. We will meet at the parking lot at Brown’s Ferry at 830am. Take a right and go past the La Quinta Inn to the large parking lot (on the left), near the drug store. Hike Leader- Tammy Hendrick-315-949-8187.

Tammy Hendrick-315-949-8187

12/10
Tue

Soddy Daisy

December 10-Tuesday
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 sewmarti@aol.com or 423-309-0579 (text or voice) for additional information or questions.

Roy and Marti Owensby-423 386-5222 or 423 309-0579

12/14
Sat

Soddy Daisy

December 14 (Saturday) - John Politte -. 423-304-8327 leads a 7.6 mile hike. (The Oswald Dome Trail from the Quinn Springs Trailhead (Hiwassee River) to the Bean Mountain Lookout and return). Moderately Strenuous. Meet at Food City at Ooltewah at 8:30 am.

John Politte -. 423-304-8327

12/17
Tue

Soddy Daisy

December 17- Tuesday- Turtletown Falls is an easy to moderate 3to4-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 8:30 am. Hike leader, Sue Christensen and Gloria Nelson 423-645-9008

Sue Christensen and Gloria Nelson 423-645-9008

12/21
Sat

Soddy Daisy

December 21- Saturday- Christmas Holidays- No Hike

12/24
Tue

Soddy Daisy

 

December 24- Tuesday-No hike- Christmas Eve

12/28
Sat

Soddy Daisy

December 28 (Saturday) - Tom McElhone- leads a 5.5 mile hike. (An in-and-out hike to the Small Wilds Campsite and return to the trailhead via the Climber’s Loop). Moderate. Meet at the Red Bank Food City at 830 am.

 

Tom McElhone-805-208-4654

12/31
Tue

Soddy Daisy

December 31- Tuesday- No hike- New Year’s Eve

    ** January 2020 **  

1/4
Sat

Soddy Daisy

 

January 4 - Saturday- January 4, 2020 John Politte leads an 8.5 mile hike from the Retro Hughes Rd Trailhead to Immodium Falls and return. Moderately strenuous. Meet at the Soddy Daisy Durham Street ballfields parking lot at 830 am.

 

John Politte-423-304-8327

1/7
Tue

Soddy Daisy

January 7- Tuesday- Enterprise South Meet at Trailhead down from visitors’ center at 8:30 am. Hike leader Will Smith- 423-580-2918

January 7- Tuesday- Enterprise South Meet at Trailhead down from visitors’ center at 8:30 am. Hike leader Will Smith- 423-580-2918

1/11
Sat

Soddy Daisy

January 11-Saturday- Tom McElhone leads a moderate hike of 5.8 miles, (the Prater Place and H…

 

Tom McElhone-

805-208-4654

1/14
Tue

Soddy Daisy

January 14-Tuesday- Brush Creek Trail. 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. Views 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
Meet at the Food City parking lot in Ooltewah at 830 am.
Bob McGavock- 423-667-2960

Bob McGavock- 423-667-2960

1/18
Sat

Soddy Daisy

January 18- Saturday- John Politte leads an 8.0 mile hike at the Flipper Bend Loop. Moderately strenuous. Meet at the Soddy Daisy Walmart parking lot at 830 am just north of the gas station

John Politte -423-304-8327

1/18
Sat

Soddy Daisy

January 21- 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- 423-645-9008

Gloria Nelson- 423-645-9008

1/25
Sat

Soddy Daisy

January 25- Saturday-  Tammy Hendrick leads an 8.8 mile  in and out hike (the Clemmer Trail) near the Ocoee River in the Cherokee Nat’l Forest. The hike is moderately strenuous. Meet at the Food City in Ooltewah at 830 am.

Tammy Hendrick-315-949-8187

1/28
Tue

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

    ** October 2020 **  

10/23-
10/25

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