Promoting the development and enjoyment of Tennessee trails.
CANCELLED RAIN AND HIGH WINDS. Joint hike with Upper Cumberland Chapter. Second hike of the CT 200 mile challenge. Contact Deb for a copy of the 200 mi challenge log sheet. Wear orange. Long Hike: Newby Branch Trailhead to Shut-in Gap Road for 8.5 miles rated moderate to strenuous. Short Hike: 4 mile moderate in/out from Newby Branch trailhead. A vehicle shuttle is necessary. This hike passes through dense mountain laurel, rhododendron, hemlock and several large beech trees. We’ll see waterfalls, cascades, rockhouse, and bluffs along the trail. Five bridges cross various streams, and a 100-foot suspension bridge across the Piney River. Bring snacks, lunch, water, bug spray and sunscreen. Depart 8 am CT from Central Baptist Church, South Main St in Crossville. Gas cost $4. For additional information contact the hike leader, Deb Westervelt, text/call 931-267-2243 or email email@example.com.