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 Feb 14, 2019 Please pre-register. Schedules are subject to change!
    ** February 2019 **  

2/19
Tue

Soddy Daisy

February 19, Tuesday-This hike will be in the lower part of Reflection Riding and will be the same hike that had to be canceled because of the government shutdown last month. Meet at 8:30 am at Red Bank Food City or Reflection Riding at 9am    Hike Leader -Jim Ogden, the historian for the Battlefield will give his wonderful commentary on the battle that took place in this area. Contact Trish at 423-332-6517 or 423-240-3443

Jim Ogden Historian at Chickamauga Battlefield. 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

    ** March 2019 **  

3/2
Sat

Soddy Daisy

March 2- Laurel-Snow Trail hike to Laurel Falls.  Hike is listed as a moderate 6.1 mile in and out hike.  Meet at the Durham Street parking lot at 8:30. Tom McElhone. 805-208-4654.

 Tom McElhone. 805-208-4654.

3/5
Tue

Soddy Daisy

March 5- Keown Falls and John’s Mtn. About 5 miles moderate because of elevation change. Meet behind the closed Wendy’s at the East Ridge Exit off I-75. at 8:30 am. Turn left off the ramp onto Ringold Rd. and go down past the Rd. to Camp Jordan. The parking lot is on the left. Hike leader- Trish Appleton- 423-332-6517                

Trish Appleton- 423-332-6517  

3/9
Sat

Soddy Daisy

March 9-This will be a joint hike with the East Tennessee TTA We will be doing the Rock Creek Gorge Section of the Cumberland Trail - Retro Hughes Trailhead to Rock Creek Bridge and back.  Hike listed at 8.8 miles moderate to strenuous.  They want to meet at 9am at the Durham St parking lot. Hike Leader is Tom McElhone. 805-208-4654.

 

Tom McElhone. 805-208-4654.

 

3/9
Sat

Soddy Daisy

April 9, Tuesday- Shakerag Hollow Loop- Monteagle, about 4.5 miles easy to moderate with one short climb through the rocks. We hope to catch the wildflowers at peak bloom here as they are spectacular. Hike Leaders, Roy and Marti Owensby 423-386-5222

 Roy and Marti Owensby 423-386-5222

3/12
Tue

Soddy Daisy

March 12- West half of Gahuti Loop.  Easy to moderate because of some rocks. Mostly downhill. About 4 miles. Meet at East Ridge Exit of I-75 behind the closed Wendy’s at 8:30 am. Hike leaders Sue Christensen 423-580-5595 and Trish Appleton- 423-240-3443.

 

Trish Appleton-332-6517.

3/16
Sat

Soddy Daisy

March 16- 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.

3/19
Tue

Soddy Daisy

March 19- Signal Mountain School to Mushroom Rock and Middle Creek and back about 4.5 miles.  Meet at Food City at the foot of Signal Mtn. at 8:30 am.

 Kathy Daniels-931-265-1661.

3/23
Sat

Soddy Daisy

March 23- Hike from Lower Leggett Road Rd trailhead to the Retro Hughes Rd trailhead (about 7.5 miles). Vehicle staging will be required. - Meet at Durham St. parking lot in Soddy Daisy at 8:30 Hike Leader-

John Politte. 423-304-8327

3/26
Tue

Soddy Daisy

March 26- Lookout Mountain Kiddie Trail to Craven’s House led by Jim Ogden, the historian at the Battlefield. This is the second in the historical series of hikes. We probably will stage a car for drivers at Craven’s House since we will spend time with Jim’s narration along the way. About 4 miles, moderate because of elevation gain. Meet at Food City in Red Bank at 8:30 or Reflection Riding at 9am.  Hike leader, Jim Ogden. Contact Trish Appleton- 240-240-3443.

 

 Trish Appleton- 423-240-3443. and Sue Christensen 423-580-5595

3/30
Sat

Soddy Daisy

March 30- Hike from Roaring Creek trailhead to Gilbreath Creek and return ( about 9.2 miles)  Meet at Soddy Daisy Ball-fields Park (adjacent to Soddy Creek) @ 0830 am.

 

John Politte. 423-304-8327

    ** April 2019 **  

4/2
Tue

Soddy Daisy

April 2, Tuesday- Big Soddy Creek to the Bridge and back. Hope to catch the Phacelia in bloom. Easy to moderate, about 5 miles. Meet at Durham St. in Soddy Daisy at 8:30am. Hike Leader, Gloria Nelson- 423-645-9008

 Gloria Nelson- 423-645-9008

4/6
Sat

Soddy Daisy

April 6- TBA

4/9
Tue

Soddy Daisy

April 9, Tuesday- Shakerag Hollow Loop- Monteagle, about 4.5 miles easy to moderate with one short climb through the rocks. We hope to catch the wildflowers at peak bloom here as they are spectacular. Hike Leaders, Roy and Marti Owensby 423-386-5222

Roy and Marti Owensby 423-386-5222

4/13
Sat

Soddy Daisy

April 13, Saturday- TBA

4/16
Tue

Soddy Daisy

April 16, Tuesday- Cloudland Canyon Sitton Gulf.  Approximately 5 miles.  Moderate.  Meet at Food City in Red Bank at 9 a.m.  Hike leader:  Ed and Donna Pyers (423-344-9271)

Ed and Donna Pyers (423-344-9271)

4/20
Sat

Soddy Daisy

April 20, Saturday- TBA

4/23
Tue

Soddy Daisy

April 23, Tuesday-- Ritchie Hollow Trail.  Approximately 4 miles.  Easy to moderate.  Boulders, river views, water fall, old moonshine stills.  Hike will begin at the Pot Point Cabin at 17805 River Canyon Road (on the river) and end where it intersects the Pot Point Loop Trail near the top the Tennessee Gorge.  Meet at Walmart on Signal Mountain Boulevard parking lot where it borders the old railroad tracks.   Hike leader:  Trish Appleton 423-332-6517 or 423-240-3443

Trish Appleton 423-332-6517 or 423-240-3443

4/27
Sat

Soddy Daisy

April 27, Saturday-TBA

4/29
Mon

Soddy Daisy

April 29, 30,  and May 1st- Spring Trip to Highlands, North Carolina

    ** May 2019 **  

5/4
Sat

TTA

1:00 pm Second Quarter TTA Board Meeting

Hermitage Branch Library
3700 James Kay Lane
Hermitage, TN 37076

36.1771896,-86.6155296

    ** August 2019 **  

8/3
Sat

TTA

1:00 pm 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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