Turtletown Creek Falls

Sequoyah Hiking Club
Madisonville, TN

 Calendar for 2014

Check out the Calendar for the Cherokee Hiking Club and the Hiwassee Hiking Club as well

Tennessee Wild Hike/Backpack Schedule
Benton MacKaye Trail Assn Hike Schedule

January

Jan 27 - Mon - Montly Club Meeting, Bert's Restaurant in Madisonville, 6PM dinner, 7PM meeting

February

Feb 24 - Mon - Monthly Club Meeting, Bert's Restaurant in Madisonville, 6PM dinner, 7PM meeting. This is the annual pizza party.

March

Mar 8 - Sat - Annual Tellico River Cleanup - 8 AM at Tellico Ranger Station, see info here

Mar 29 - Sat - Turtletown Creek Trail - Meet at the Las Fuentes Restaurant parking lot in Madisonville at 8 AM. Easy, about 4 miles. Contact Johanna Cooley at 442-3643

Mar 24 - Mon - Monthly Club Meeting, Bert's Restaurant in Madisonville, 6PM dinner, 7PM meeting.

April

April 28 - Mon - Monthly Club Meeting, Bert's Restaurant in Madisonville, 6PM dinner, 7PM meeting.

May

May 7 Wed - Indian Boundary Hike - Meet at the Las Fuentes Restaurant parking lot in Madisonville at 8:30 AM. Easy, about 4 miles. Contact Johanna Cooley at 442-3643

May 26 - Mon - Monthly Club Meeting, Bert's Restaurant in Madisonville, 6PM dinner, 7PM meeting.

May 30 - Fri - East Lakeshore Hike - Meet at the Las Fuentes Restaurant parking lot in Madisonville at 8:30 AM. Easy, about 4 miles. Contact Johanna Cooley at 442-3643

June

June 11 - Wed - Hooper Bald - Meet at the Las Fuentes Restaurant parking lot in Madisonville at 8:30 AM. Easy, about 4 miles. Contact Johanna Cooley at 442-3643

June 20 - Fri - Maryville Greenway - Meet at the Las Fuentes Restaurant parking lot in Madisonville at 8:30 AM. Easy, about 4 miles. Contact Johanna Cooley at 442-3643

June 23 - Mon - Monthly Club Meeting, Bert's Restaurant in Madisonville, 6PM dinner, 7PM meeting.

June 30 - Mon - Halls Bend Hike - 5 miles easy along edge of lake on the south side of Tellico Lake off TN 444 close to the dam - meet at Las Fuentes at 8:30 AM or the trailhead at 9:15 AM. Contact Johanna Cooley at 442-3643

July

July 12 - Sat - Maryville Alcoa Greenway Hike - 3-5 miles easy on paved bikeway - meet at Las Fuentes at 8 AM. Contact Johanna Cooley at 442-3643

July 28 - Mon - Monthly Club Meeting and picnic - Kefauver Park on US411 south of Madisonville at the pavilion - 5 PM begin social hour, 6PM dinner. Contact Johanna Cooley at 442-3643

August

September

October

Oct 11 - Sat - Conasauga Falls Hike - easy, 1.5 miles, meet at Las Fuentes parking lot at 9 AM.  Contact Johanna Cooley at 442-3643

Oct 15 - Wed - Indian Boundary Lake Loop Hike - 3.6 miles easy, meet at Las Fuentes parking lot at 9 AM.  Contact Johanna Cooley at 442-3643

Oct 27 - Mon - Monthly Club Meeting, Bert's Restaurant in Madisonville, 6PM dinner, 7PM meeting.

November

Nov 8 - Sat - Gee Creek Falls Hike - easy, 2.6 miles round trip, meet at Las Fuentes parking lot at 9 AM.  Contact Johanna Cooley at 442-3643

Nov 12 - Wed - East Lakeshore Trail new section - easy, 3.6 miles, meet at Las Fuentes parking lot at 9 AM.  Contact Rick Harris at HarrisRi@aol.com or 423-253-6358. This trip involves a shuttle. The new section is from Wildcat Parking Area to Morgantown Parking Area. There are two hills to climb, each only about 150 feet.

Nov 15 - Sat - Flats Mtn Hike - moderately difficult, 6.1 miles, see Cherokee Hiking Club calendar. Contact Rick Harris at HarrisRi@aol.com or 423-253-6358. This trip involves a shuttle. This trip is mostly downhill, but there is one short stretch of steep uphill, maybe a tenth of a mile long.

11/19, Wednesday - Sequoyah Hiking Club Series of Hikes on the East Lakeshore Trail - The East Lakeshore Trail is on the north side of Tellico Lake to the west of US 411 near Vonore. The trail is about 25 miles long with parking areas about every 4-5 miles along the trail. We will be hiking each section from east to west each Wednesday over the several upcoming weeks. Today we will be hiking the Morganton Branch Section from the Wildcat Pointe parking area to the Peterson Road trailhead, only about 3.0 miles. The trail is well groomed and easy to hike with a few minor ups and downs. We will hike rain or shine, snow or sleet. We will be meeting at the parking lot of Las Fuentes Restaurant in Madisonville (just before Walmart on US 411 north of TN 68) at 8:45AM. We will work out our shuttle and leave the parking lot promptly at 9 AM.  You do not need to sign up in advance, just show up with appropriate clothing and bring lunch and water. After the hike, we may go to a local eating establishment. This hike is open to anyone belonging to either hiking club and others as well. Dogs on leash are welcome. For more information, contact Rick Harris at 423-253-6358 or HarrisRi@aol.com. Information and maps of the trail can be found at http://www.tellicowater.org/trails.html.

Nov 24 - Mon - Monthly Club Meeting, Bert's Restaurant in Madisonville, 6PM dinner, 7PM meeting

11/26, Wednesday - Sequoyah Hiking Club Series of Hikes on the East Lakeshore Trail - The East Lakeshore Trail is on the north side of Tellico Lake to the west of US 411 near Vonore. The trail is about 25 miles long with parking areas about every 4-5 miles along the trail. We hiked the Morgantown Branch section of the trail Wednesday, November 19. We will be hiking each section from east to west each Wednesday over the several upcoming weeks. Today we will be hiking the Jackson Bend Branch Section from the Peterson Road trailhead to the Lotterdale Kiosk, just a little over 5 miles. The trail is well groomed and easy to hike with a few minor ups and downs. We will hike rain or shine, snow or sleet. We will be meeting at the parking lot of Las Fuentes Restaurant in Madisonville (just before Walmart on US 411 north of TN 68) at 8:45AM. We will work out our shuttle and leave the parking lot promptly at 9 AM.  You do not need to sign up in advance, just show up with appropriate clothing and bring lunch and water. After the hike, we may go to a local eating establishment. This hike is open to anyone belonging to either hiking club and others as well. Dogs on leash are welcome. For more information, contact Rick Harris at 423-253-6358 or HarrisRi@aol.com. Information and maps of the trail can be found at http://www.tellicowater.org/trails.html.

 

11/29, Saturday – Linda Davis Memorial Hike at the Cleveland Greenway.  Cherokee Hiking Club hike, but others welcome

Leader: Randy Morris.  Rating: Easy.  Length: 8.5 miles round trip (variable).  Dog-friendly for leashed dogs. Come join us and work off some of those Thanksgiving calories!  The annual Saturday after -Thanksgiving hike will be a roundtrip stroll along the 4 to 4.25 mile Cleveland/Bradley County Greenway, for approximately 8.5 miles total.  This hike, named in honor of long-time hike leader and CHC member Linda Davis, is traditionally the Saturday after Thanksgiving.  It will be up to an 8.5 mile hike, depending on how long you hike with us.  Since it is on the Greenway, you are welcome to shorten the hike as you like.  It is a great trail along Mouse Creek that is heavily utilized.  This Saturday morning hike is a good time to enjoy the trail with far less people than usual.  We will head south from a middle-point on Raider Drive to the Greenway’s present southern terminus at Willow Street and then back-track to our starting point, then going north under Mohawk Drive to the northern end near the Home Depot, then back again to Raider Drive.  There are various places along the Greenway that you can park, and then return to for a shorter walk, including the parking lot near the northern-most point near Home Depot, Tinsley Park, and others.  NOTE: please do not leave valuables in your car!  Thieves have been known to occasionally break into a cars parked near the Greenway and stolen items.  For more information on the Greenway you may visit http://www.cbcgreenway.com/cbcgreenway/Home.html. It is a nice walk which we will hopefully enjoy on a beautiful late autumn morning.  The trail is rated easy.  We will begin at 9:00 a.m. from the Raider Drive trailhead, meeting under the new pavilion. Parking at the Raider Drive trailhead will be at the former First Tennessee Bank location just west of the greenway.   Directions to the Raider Drive trailhead: from I-75, take Exit 25 and turn east on 25th Street, going into Cleveland.  Continue until the intersection with Keith Street (U.S. Highway 11), and turn left.  Continue heading north until you reach the intersection with Raider Drive (Casa Nachos restaurant is on the left corner).  Turn left on Raider and go a very short way.  You will see the pavilion and trailhead.  If you have passed Cleveland High School on the right, you have gone too far.  Please call Randy Morris at 423-650-0485 no later than 9 p.m. Friday, November 28 if you have any questions.  Note: this hike will be cancelled in the event of rain.

December

 

12/3, Wednesday - Sequoyah Hiking Club Series of Hikes on the East Lakeshore Trail - The East Lakeshore Trail is on the north side of Tellico Lake to the west of US 411 near Vonore. The trail is about 25 miles long with parking areas about every 4-5 miles along the trail. We will be hiking each section from east to west each Wednesday over the several upcoming weeks. Today we will be hiking the Lotterdale Branch Section from the Lotterdale Kiosk to the Sinking Creek Trailhead, just 3.8 miles. The trail is well groomed and easy to hike with a few minor ups and downs. We will hike rain or shine, snow or sleet. We will be meeting at the parking lot of Las Fuentes Restaurant in Madisonville (just before Walmart on US 411 north of TN 68) at 8:45AM. We will work out our shuttle and leave the parking lot promptly at 9 AM.  You do not need to sign up in advance, just show up with appropriate clothing and bring lunch and water. After the hike, we may go to a local eating establishment. This hike is open to anyone belonging to either hiking club and others as well. Dogs on leash are welcome. For more information, contact Rick Harris at 423-253-6358 or HarrisRi@aol.com. Information and maps of the trail can be found at http://www.tellicowater.org/trails.html.

 

12/10, Wednesday - Sequoyah Hiking Club Series of Hikes on the East Lakeshore Trail - The East Lakeshore Trail is on the north side of Tellico Lake to the west of US 411 near Vonore. The trail is about 25 miles long with parking areas about every 4-5 miles along the trail. We will be hiking each section from east to west each Wednesday over the several upcoming weeks. Today we will be hiking the Sinking Creek Branch Section from the Sinking Creek Trailhead to the Coytee Trailhead, about 4.5 miles. The trail is well groomed and easy to hike with a few minor ups and downs. We will hike rain or shine, snow or sleet. We will be meeting at the parking lot of Las Fuentes Restaurant in Madisonville (just before Walmart on US 411 north of TN 68) at 8:45AM. We will work out our shuttle and leave the parking lot promptly at 9 AM.  You do not need to sign up in advance, just show up with appropriate clothing and bring lunch and water. After the hike, we may go to a local eating establishment. This hike is open to anyone belonging to either hiking club and others as well. Dogs on leash are welcome. For more information, contact Rick Harris at 423-253-6358 or HarrisRi@aol.com. Information and maps of the trail can be found at http://www.tellicowater.org/trails.html.

 

12/17, Wednesday - Sequoyah Hiking Club Series of Hikes on the East Lakeshore Trail - The East Lakeshore Trail is on the north side of Tellico Lake to the west of US 411 near Vonore. The trail is about 25 miles long with parking areas about every 4-5 miles along the trail. We will be hiking each section from east to west each Wednesday over the several upcoming weeks, with a break over the Christmas and New Years holidays, then picking up in January. Today we will be hiking the Coytee Loop Branch and Glendale Branch Sections from the Coytee Trailhead to the Glendale Trailhead, about 5.4 miles. The trail is well groomed and easy to hike with a few minor ups and downs. We will hike rain or shine, snow or sleet. We will be meeting at the parking lot of Las Fuentes Restaurant in Madisonville (just before Walmart on US 411 north of TN 68) at 8:45AM. We will work out our shuttle and leave the parking lot promptly at 9 AM.  You do not need to sign up in advance, just show up with appropriate clothing and bring lunch and water. After the hike, we may go to a local eating establishment. This hike is open to anyone belonging to either hiking club and others as well. Dogs on leash are welcome. For more information, contact Rick Harris at 423-253-6358 or HarrisRi@aol.com. Information and maps of the trail can be found at http://www.tellicowater.org/trails.html.

 

1/7, Wednesday - Sequoyah Hiking Club Series of Hikes on the East Lakeshore Trail - The East Lakeshore Trail is on the north side of Tellico Lake to the west of US 411 near Vonore. The trail is about 25 miles long with parking areas about every 4-5 miles along the trail. We will be hiking each section from east to west each Wednesday over the several upcoming weeks. Today we will be hiking the Davis Ferry Branch Section from the Glendale Trailhead, about 6 miles out and back. The trail is well groomed and easy to hike with a few minor ups and downs. We will hike rain or shine, snow or sleet. We will be meeting at the parking lot of Las Fuentes Restaurant in Madisonville (just before Walmart on US 411 north of TN 68) at 8:45AM. We will work out our shuttle and leave the parking lot promptly at 9 AM.  You do not need to sign up in advance, just show up with appropriate clothing and bring lunch and water. After the hike, we may go to a local eating establishment. This hike is open to anyone belonging to either hiking club and others as well. Dogs on leash are welcome. For more information, contact Rick Harris at 423-253-6358 or HarrisRi@aol.com. Information and maps of the trail can be found at http://www.tellicowater.org/trails.html.

 

1/26, Monday - Monthly Club Meeting, Bert's Restaurant in Madisonville, 6PM dinner, 7PM meeting