In the early years of the hiking club, outings were frequently scheduled in the Dudley Creek area, but since the early 1960’s this area has been a horseback riding concession. Since the pandemic of 2020, there has been no horse use in the area, and a lot of the ecological damage caused by horses has healed making it a more desirable area for hiking. On this hike we will explore some of the history of this culturally rich area and of the people who lived here. Hike around 8 miles rated difficult due to some off-trail parts. To carpool, meet at the Cracker Barrel at Strawberry Plains exit 398 of I-40 (1510 Cracker Barrel Lane), ready to leave at 8:00 am or at the Gatlinburg Community Center (157 Mills Park Road, Gatlinburg) at 9:00am. Drive 68 miles RT @ $0.07 per mile = $4.75. The leader will meet the group at the community center, not the carpool site.
Leader: Ed Fleming
To register, contact the leaders directly. You can find contact information in the December 2023 newsletter writeup for this hike.
Smoky Mountains Hiking Club
PO Box 51592
Knoxville, TN 37950-1592