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Benton McKaye Segment
April 20, 2021 @ 8:30 am – 1:00 pm
Tuesday, April 20 — BMT Lost Creek Campground to Childers Creek, about 3 miles in & out, easy. This is an especially outstanding section of the Benton McKaye Trail as it parallels Big Lost Creek through a deep limestone gorge with cascades and waterfalls. The trail follows an old railroad grade built for logging in the early 1900s, then later used for a road. Beautiful rock formations are seen on both sides of the trail, with plenty of great stopping places. The hike will be an in-and-out till we can find out where it comes into Reliance. The only drawback is a 7-mile access on a gravel road. However, the road is in excellent condition compared to other Forest Service roads in the Cherokee NF. Register with hike leader Trish Appleton, (423) 240-3443 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Dress appropriately for the weather; bring water and snacks.