For this hike, we will explore the Pogue Creek Canyon State Natural Area, near Pickett State Park. Starting with one arm of the Overlook Loop, we will visit the Pogue Canyon Overlook, then hike the new trail down off the plateau, where we will ascend and descend small gorges, hike under fabulous sandstone bluffs with unusual geologic formations including a very unique arch. Then we will hike on to a beautiful overlook at the terminus of this in and out hike. On our return, we will close the second half of the Overlook Loop. There are ladders and steep steps involved on this trail. Hike approximately 8-9 miles rated moderate. Rt drive 140 miles RT = $14.00. Meet at Books-a-Million, 310 S. Illinois Ave., Oak Ridge at 8am or at Pogue Creek Canyon parking area at 9:45am.
Leader: Diane Petrilla
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