The hike is about 6 miles, mostly through the woods, with rolling hills; one or two are steep but not very long. The hike is rated as moderate difficulty. We will meet at the Meads Quarry parking lot (see the map referred to below) and leave at 9:30 AM. We recommend shoes to wear to and from the hike plus sturdy hiking shoes, other weather appropriate clothing, a snack, and drink and a camera.
You can view the map of the hike by going to www.outdoorknoxville.com, select ‘Urban Wilderness’ at the top fo the page and then in the South Loop Route select the printable map for Ijams Nature Center/Ijams Quarries. The hike will be on the trails around Ross Marble Quarry and Mead’s Quarry. The hike will include Imery’s, Turnbuckle, Burnett Ridge, Ross Marble and Tharp Trace trails.
After the hike plan on stopping on the way back for a meal and refreshments, perhaps at Calhoun’s or somewhere in South Knoxville.
For specific information about the hike, please contact the hike leader Tom Cressler, before May 20th.