Grotto Falls Hike

Great Smoky Mountains National Park.  This hike is one of the most travelled trails in our Smokies.  We will begin our hike at Trillium Gap trailhead and hike 1.3 miles to Grotto Falls.  Grotto Falls is a 25 foot waterfall that you can actually hike behind the falls.  You will feel the moist mist of […]

Roundtop Trail / GSMNP

This hike traverses the crest of Roundtop, a 3,077 foot mountain straddles the  parks northern boundary.  This trail also passes through a thick forest of pine and oak and provides vistas of the valleys to the north and the mountains to the south.   We will climb 800 ft in the first 2.8 miles and turn […]

GSMNP – Chestnut Top Trail

We will start this hike at the Townsend Y, going to Schoolhouse Gap trail and return about 8.6 miles total. In the first 2.75 miles we will gain about 1,200 feet, then lose about 300 feet before we reach the Schoolhouse Gap trail. This hike is rated moderately difficult. After the hike, plan on stopping […]

Great Smoky Mountain National Park – Big Creek trail

Join us on this great hike on the Big Creek trail. It's an old road built by the Crestmont Logging Company in the early 1900's. It was improved by the Civilian Conservation Corps in early 1930 and converted to hiking use. Horse traffic is allowed. The trail is relatively level going about 1300 feet over […]

Knoxville – Ijams Nature Center

Join us on this 5 mile hike through a beautiful nature area in our own downtown Knoxville. We'll start at the Serendipity Trail and touch on at least 4 other trails. We'll meet at the Ijams Visitors Center at 10:00 am et and drive a short distance to the trailhead. Preregister with Rosie.

GSMNP – Middle Prong Trail to Indian Flat Fall

This hike is 7.4 miles in and out with approximately 1,000 feet elevation gain. You'll see a gorgeous waterfall, cascades and history galore. This trail was a former railroad bed for a lumber camp. It still has the remains of a rusting Cadillac at mile 2.0. At 3.7 miles we'll see the Indian Flat falls. […]

Knoxville – I C King Park

Join us on this moderate hike located adjacent to the historic south Knoxville area. We'll meet at 9:00 am et at the trailhead. The address is 2625 Maryville Pike. This is a loop trail and mileage is 5.6 with elevation gain of 632 feet. This trail features a river and is good for all skill […]

Great Smoky Mountain National Park – White Oak Sinks

We'll begin our hike at School House Gap trailhead entrance. We'll hike to the sinks and make our way to where the bat cave is located. There's much to see in this area including remnants of old homesteads and beautiful flowers. After taking in the sights, we'll make our way back to our cars for […]

Norris TN – Eagle Trail

This 3+ miles hike is rated easy. We'll begin our hike at the Eagle trailhead and proceed through a wooded area to a very scenic ridge with a lovely covered gazebo. We'll ponder the beauty of Norris lake including Norris Dam before returning to our cars. We'll meet in the front parking area of Norris […]

Lancing, TN – Lilly Bluff Trails

Join us on this holiday, to hike 2 Lilly Bluff Trails. The first trail is the Overlook Trail. It's just over .5 miles in and out where we will have a fantastic view of the river gorge. Then we will hike the Point Trail. It's in and out also for a total of about 4 […]

Hike Planning for 2022

It's that time of year to celebrate a wonderful year of hiking and begin to plan for another hiking year. 2022 should be great for hiking. We'll meet at Victor Ashe park at 2:00 pm at the large shelter. Hopefully the weather will be nice and we can fill our 2022 hiking calendar with new […]

GSMNP – Cucumber Gap Loop

Hike Cucumber Gap Loop with side trip to Avent Cabin. The hike will be from the parking area in Elkmont to Jakes Creek trail and up Jakes Creek trail to the Avent Cabin, about 8/10 mile gaining about 350 feet. After visiting the Avent Cabin we will go back down Jake’s Creek trail to Cucumber […]

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