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May 14 All day
Hike parts of the 2300-acre Norris Watershed and the adjoining Norris Dam State Park. Meet at 9:30 AM in the parking lot in front of Norris Middle School and across from the Commons. The trailhead for the starting point off Upper Clear Creek Road has limited parking, so consider car-pooling.
The entrance to Upper Clear Creek road is about 4 miles away, and it’s another 3 miles or so to the trailhead for Hi Point Trail. Take the trail to its intersection with Lakeside Loop Trail, which is a gradual downhill walk. Take a left on Lakeview Trail, where glimpses of Norris Lake can be seen off to the right. There’s a shortcut – Scenic Cove Trail – that intersects with Hi Point Trail. Turn left at the next intersection and you’re back on Hi Point Trail. Otherwise, stay on Lakeview Trail to its intersection with Hi Point Spur Trail. A short uphill hike ends up at High Point – the highest point in the watershed. Take Hi Point Trail back to the vehicles. It’s either 3.8 or 5.4 miles.
After the hike, some participants may want to gather for lunch at a location to be decided. For more information, contact the hike leader, Bob Fowler.