Benton Falls

Benton Falls trail, 3 miles in & out, easy to moderate. A waterfalls and a well-maintained trail, no rocks until the scramble down to the falls. Located on Chilhowee Mountain in the Cherokee National Forest, just north of the Ocoee River. Bring water and snacks. Hikers must register with the hike leader.

Virgin Falls Trail

Virgin Falls Trail, about 9 miles out-and-back, strenuous with about 1400’ of elevation gain. One and a half hours from Soddy-Daisy, near Sparta TN. This is a really interesting and rugged hike with creeks and several waterfalls that demonstrate that Tennessee is hollow—their waters keep disappearing into the ground! Register with hike leader. Bring water, snacks, and lunch. Register with […]

Fort Mountain State Park Gahuti Trail

Tuesday, March 16 – Fort Mountain State Park, Chatsworth, Georgia.  Gahuti Loop Trail, 8 miles, moderate.  Meet at 9:00 am EDT at the Cool Springs Overlook/Gahuti Trailhead on Old Fort Road inside Fort Mountain State Park.  We will enjoy vistas of the Cohutta Mountains, overlooks of Fort Mountain and waterfalls.  Please register with hike leader Joan Hartvigsen, jhartvigs@comcast or […]

Live Wire 2 Trail & optional Live Wire 1 Trail

Saturday, March 20 (1) Short hike: Live Wire 2 trail, 4.4 miles out & back, 560’ elevation gain, easy-moderate. (2) Longer hike: keep on going up on the contiguous Live Wire 1 trail to the top of Raccoon Mountain, about 4-5 more miles out & back, moderate-strenuous. Views of the Tennessee River that get better and […]

Elsie Holmes Nature Park

This is a 4-mile mostly easy hike. It is just over the Georgia state line off Ooltewah Ringgold Rd.

Sitton Gulch Trail

Tuesday, March 30 — Sitton Gulch trail, 3-5 miles out & back, easy to moderate, depending on your turnaround point. A well-maintained trail, three spectacular waterfalls, a rushing whitewater creek, looming cliffs, and lots of wildflowers (we hope). What more could you ask for? Starts in Trenton GA and heads up into Cloudland Canyon SP. Register […]

Rock Creek Loop

Rock Creek Loop , 6.5 miles, moderate to strenuous. This is a lollypop trail starting along Rock Creek, ascending to the Cumberland Plateau for two great views, and descending back to Rock Creek. Register with hike leader Tammy Hendrick.

Shakerag Hollow

Tuesday, April 13 — Shakerag Hollow, 2.5 miles in & out, moderate, 740’ elevation gain. Great wildflowers (we hope)! Located in Sewanee TN. Bring water and snacks. Hikers must register with the hike leader.

Big Creek Loop, South Cumberland State Park

Saturday, April 10 – South Cumberland State Park, Big Creek. 9.9 miles, strenuous due to descent into and ascent out of Big Creek. We’ll make a loop using Greeter Trail, Big Creek Gulf Trail, connector trail, and Big Creek Rim trail. Cliffs, creeks, waterfalls! Register with hike leader Betsy Darken, (423) 718-2060.  Dress appropriately for the […]

Benton Falls Loop trails

Tuesday, April 13 – Benton Falls via Elderberrry, Arbutus, Redleaf, and Benton Falls Trails, about a 3.2 mile loop hike, easy-moderate. Beautiful forest, great waterfalls! Register with hike leader Betsy Darken, (423) 718-2060.  Dress appropriately for the weather, bring water, snacks, and lunch.

Benton McKaye Segment

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 […]

Ray Branch Shoreline Trail

Saturday, April 24 – Ray Branch Shoreline Trail, Tims Ford State Park, Winchester, TN. 8 miles, moderate. Joint hike with the Murfreesboro Chapter. We will meet at 9 am CDT at Tims Ford State Park Visitor Center. We will then caravan to the trailhead at Marble Plains Church to begin our hike. We will enjoy many scenic views of […]

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