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 […]

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 […]

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