Endorsed by Curators:
Although a key swap option will be considered, this hike is being planned as a car shuttle, beginning at Little River Trail Parking Area at Elkmont and ending at Tremont. A short but steady climb up Jakes Creek Trail takes us to its junction with Meigs Mountain Trail. After a cross-country trek of over five miles, passing old home sites and lumbered forest areas, this up-and- down, moderately sloping trail then descends to Buckhorn Gap to connect with Lumber Ridge Trail. From the gap, this trail is nearly level, but then begins climbing over a high point of the ridge before making a 2.5 mile descent to the Tremont Institute parking area. Total hike distance is almost 11 miles, rated moderately difficult due to distance and steep uphill climbs on Jakes Creek and Lumber Ridge Trails. Meet at Alcoa Food City, 121 North Hall Road, at 7:30 a.m. Leaders: Lois Esmark, [masked] and David Starnes, [masked]
What to bring: Daypack with water, lunch, rain gear. Boots are strongly recommended as trail may be muddy or icy.
Important to know: DRESS FOR COLD WINTER WEATHERHow to find us:PARK AT TOP OF LOT FACING HALL ROAD