This out-and-back hike will start on the Lumber Ridge trail, making the climb to the ridge before leveling off to reach Buckhorn Gap at 4.1 miles 2,100 ft. elevation gain. We'll continue on the Meigs Mountain trail for another 1.5 miles to Campsite 19 for lunch then return on the same trails for 11.2 miles. For a shorter hike turn, around at Buckhorn Gap for 8.2 miles 1,686 ft. elevation gain. For a longer hike go on to Curry Mountain trail then return to the graveyard or campsite for lunch before returning to the cars for 12.2 miles, 2,258 ft. elevation gain. Rated moderate to moderately difficult depending on the length chosen. Meet at Alcoa Food City at 8:00am or the parking area at the Tremont Institute at 8:40am. Drive 46 miles (@0.10/mile = $4.60).
Please note the first version of the newsletter listed the meeting time as 9:40am at Tremont. This was incorrect and should have stated 8:40am.
Pre-register with Ron Brandenburg.
Leader: Thomas J. Welch
Leader contact information is included under Additional Information in the email you receive after registration.
Smoky Mountains Hiking Club
PO Box 51592
Knoxville, TN 37950-1592