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Wednesday Hike: Laurel Snow State Natural Area—Laurel Falls and Buzzard Point Overlook

  • 03/16/2022
  • 9:00 AM
  • Trailhead, Laurel Snow SNA
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This is a moderate in-and-back hike in the Laurel Snow SNA near Dayton. We begin by following a section of the Cumberland Trail along an easy former railroad grade thru a deep river gorge and will pass many artifacts from the early mining operations. In about 1.7 miles we will climb about a mile to the 80 foot Laurel Falls. We will then back- track about a mile to join the trail climbing to Buzzard Point for a spectacular view. Watch for hawks and buzzards flying below the plateau. Meet at Lowe’s in Harriman (Midtown exit from I-40, exit 350) at 8:00 or at Trailhead at 9:00. Approximately 10 miles. Rated moderate. Drive 80 miles RT ($4.00).

Pre-registration is required. Masks are now required for all those participating in carpools, shuttles or key swaps, regardless of vaccination status. You may also choose to drive your own vehicle to the trailhead.

Pre-register with Ron Brandenburg

Leader: Lloyd Chapman

Leader contact information is included under Additional Information in the email you receive after registration.

For information about the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, visit the NPS website or call the information line at (865) 436-1200.

Smoky Mountains Hiking Club

PO Box 51592

Knoxville, TN 37950-1592

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