Hiwassee/Ocoee Trip

WE HAVE A FEW TAKERS.  DEADLINE EXTENDED TO THURSDAY AUGUST 6 Gauging interest here for a Hiwassee/Ocoee trip Aug 21-23. I have group campsite G7 reserved at Gee Creek Campground a.k.a. Hiwassee/Ocoee SP. That site holds a maximum of 25 people. Tentative plan is Friday night: arrive, setup, Potluck dinner at 6:30 CDT/7:30 EDT. Saturday: […]

Pot Point Nature Loop

Tammy Hendrick will lead the Pot Point Nature Loop hike ( 4 miles). Meet at the Food City at the base of Signal Mountain at 8 am.

Bear Creek Backcountry Loop Trail

Cloudland Canyon State Park, Trenton, Georgia.  8 miles total.  Moderate to strenuous.  Steep climbs, creek crossings.   Joint hike with the Soddy-Daisy Chapter.  Beautiful views of the canyon from the east rim.  Trail is not crowded.  Please register with Joan Hartvigsen.  Bring a lot of water, snacks, lunch, hiking sticks.  Wear sturdy hiking boots.  We will meet at the Visitor Center at 8:00 am CDT.

CANCELLED: Bridal Veil Falls Loop Hike

Sewanee, TN.  5.8 miles total. Joint hike with the Soddy-Daisy Chapter. Hike is rated moderate because of steep downhill and steep uphill getting to Bridal Veil Falls.  We will meet at the Lake Cheston parking lot on the University of the South domain. We will hike from Lake Cheston to Bridal Veil Falls Loop back to Elliott […]

Bear Creek Backcountry Trail

Cloudland Canyon State Park 8–9 miles, difficult. Meet at 8 am at the Ranger Station/Visitor center, which is to the right  shortly after the entrance off route 136. Contact Betsy Darken.

Sherwood Forest Day Loop

Sherwood Forest Day Loop and Natural Bridge SNA, 2.4 miles, easy. Rock formations, multiple beautiful views, natural bridge. Located south of Sewanee TN. Bring water and snacks. For those interested, a nearby hike can added: Buggytop Trail to Lost Cove Cave, 3.7 miles, moderate but steep toward the bottom, 900’ elevation gain. Great views, another natural bridge, […]

Oswald Dome Trail

Oswald Dome trail, 7.6 miles in & out trail, moderate to strenuous, elevation gain 2,276 ft. Fine views, nice rock formations, a good workout. Located near the Hiwassee River and Reliance, TN. Bring water, snacks, and lunch. All hikers must register with the trip leader.

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.

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