We will caravan or possibly car-pool a short way from Oak Ridge over to New River valley to the Norma Road trailhead of the Cumberland Trail. We will hike southwest along the New River then tributary Lick Creek a ways then climb to the top of the ridge and hike out to Lick Creek overlook for views of the New River valley and surrounding mountains. If there is interest in the party, we will drive back a different route up to the headwaters of the New River and look at a few historic railroad and coal mining sites and Brushy Mountain penitentiary along the way.
Hike is 8 miles roundtrip. Rated moderate.
Drive: 80 miles roundtrip ($4.00 to driver).
Meet at 8:00am at Golds Gym/Books-A-Million parking lot along Illinois Ave in Oak Ridge.
Pre-registration with the leader is required.
Leader: Tim Bigelow
Smoky Mountains Hiking Club
PO Box 51592
Knoxville, TN 37950-1592