TTA Plateau Chapter
Hikes, Excursions, Announcements, and Other Information
NOTE: Posted departure times mean PROMPT DEPARTURE. Plan to arrive 10-15 minutes early for carpools.
WEDNESDAY HIKE NOTE: Check the Blog each Tuesday Afternoon/Evening and Wednesday Morning Early; It May Be Necessary To Change Some Hikes. Contact Bill Harris at 931-484-9152 for Hike Information.
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Saturday, June 6, 2015, Hike -- Piney River Trail, Cumberland Trail, Spring City (National Trails Day Hike)
Saturday, June 6, 2015, Hike -- Soak Creek Trail, Cumberland Trail, Spring City (National Trails Day Hike)
This is a 10 mile hike rated difficult due to its length, but the footing is good and the overall grade is downhill. The hike passes several rock houses, a small waterfall and a couple overlooks on the way to Angel Falls Overlook, which is a massive rock outcropping several hundred feet above the Big South Fork of the Cumberland River. Hikers will shuttle cars and depart from the Bandy Creek trailhead, finishing at Leatherwood Ford. Wear boots, bring water and lunch. Depart from behind Cracker Barrel at 8:00 am CT. For more information and to register, call Bill Harris at (931) 484-9152. Carpool cost $5.
Hike through woods to the historic Oscar Blevins farm site, then back to the cars for a short drive to the Sunset Overlook trail for a total of about 6 relatively easy miles. Depart Cracker Barrell at 7:30 am CT. Carpool cost $5.
Monday, June 29, 2015
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
This is a 9.5-mile strenuous hike to the 110 foot tall Virgin Falls. Along the way, we will pass a 30-foot waterfall, Big Laurel Falls. There is a stream crossing and some difficult footing on this hike, including the need to cross a rock field at Big Laurel Falls. Depart from Tractor supply at 8:00 am CT. Carpool cost $4.