This classic hike allows us to experience some early spring wildflowers such as trillium, bloodroot, hepatica, spring beauties and trout-lilies. From the trailhead, we have a steady ascent of roughly 1400 feet through deciduous and pine forests. We will hopefully enjoy some nice views to the north (Tuckaleechee Cove) and south into the heart of the Smokies. At 4.3 miles we intersect with the Schoolhouse Gap trail which we will hike a short distance to our lunch spot. We will return via the same route on Chestnut Top. Hike: 9 miles, rated moderate. Meet at the Townsend Wye parking lot at 9:00 AM.
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.
Leaders: Cindy Spangler and Joan Tomlinson
Leader contact information is included under Additional Information in the email you receive after registration.