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Easy Hike: Haw Ridge, Scenic East Side Trails along Melton Hill Lake (Sunday)

  • 10/30/2022
  • 1:00 PM
  • Haw Ridge Park, 299 Old Edgemoor Rd, Oak Ridge, TN 37830

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This walk is along trails on the less frequented east side of Haw Ridge Park and will have good views of Melton Hill Lake/Clinch River. We will discuss the developing concept of a Clinch River Blueway and have good views of TVA’s Bull Run Steam Plant which is to be retired in the next few years. Also to be discussed will be the ongoing legal actions regarding cleanup of the coal ash piles easily visible along our hike. The hike will begin with the East Edge, East Shore, and Pond Trails and finish via the Powerline Trail. We will travel slowly, allowing for some botanizing and birding along the way. The hike will be about 4 miles and is rated easy. Meet at Haw Ridge Park, Trailhead 2 which is near the Life Development Center, 299 Old Edgemoor Rd, Oak Ridge, TN 37830, 1:00pm.

Leader: Mac Post

Leader contact information is included under Additional Information in the email you receive after registration.

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Smoky Mountains Hiking Club

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Knoxville, TN 37950-1592

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