Moderately easy to moderate for length with only modest elevation change. 7-1/2 miles.
This is a hiker-friendly biking trail that features a variety of plant life and scenery including cedar glade sections and views of Percy Priest Lake. We should finish by lunchtime. RSVP to Mark for details and updates.
Alternate date for inclement weather: Thursday, September 23rd.
Saturday, July 17 — John Muir’s 1000 mile walk to the Gulf. We will hike only 6 miles of this trek; moderate, along the beautiful Hiwassee River. (Hiwassee is the Cherokee word for a meadow at the foot of the hills.) We will start at the Appalachia Powerhouse and finish at Childers Creek Parking, which requires a car shuttle. Please register with hike leader Tammy Hendrick, 315-949-8187. Meet at 8:30 at Food City in Ooltewah TN, off exit 11 from I-75. Bring lunch and the other summer essentials.
Beaman Park: Henry Hollow and Ridgetop Trails is a 5.5 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Joelton, Tennessee that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, running, nature trips, and bird watching and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
Plan to meet at Tollgate Plaza Medical Center just east of Hwy 840 entrance at 8:15 a.m. If it is more convenient for you, we can also meet up at the Nature Center at Beaman at 9:00 a.m.
Saturday, June 26 — Ochs Gateway to Cravens House via Bluff Trail, Point Park, and Mountain Beautiful Trail. 6-7 miles. Moderate. Magnificent views and cliffs. Please register with hike leader Tom McElhone, 805-208-4654 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Meet at Food City on Tennessee Avenue in St. Elmo at 8:30 am.