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New Member Hike: Albright Grove

  • 01/06/2024
  • 9:00 AM
  • Cracker Barrel - Strawberry Plains, 1510 Cracker Barrel Lane, Knoxville


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  • For non-member hike registrations

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NOTE: This hike will occur on Saturday January 6 instead of January 13 as shown in the 2024 handbook.

This relatively short hike is full of history and beautiful trees! Beginning at the Maddron Bald trailhead in Cosby on Laurel Springs Rd., we'll hike 2.9 miles up to the junction of the short Albright Loop trail. We'll pass the historic Baxter cabin on the way, old stone walls and hear about the namesakes for Maddron Bald and Albright Grove. Although a number of the famous old-growth trees on the loop trail have died, there are still some remaining, which will give us an idea of the majesty of the forests that once covered the mountains. We'll return the way we came. Hike 6.7 miles, Rated Easy but does include an elevation gain of 1475 ft. Meet at Cracker Barrel, Strawberry Plains, 1510 Cracker Barrel Lane, Knoxville, at 9am. Trailhead parking is very limited, so please try to carpool. RT mileage to TH 110 miles = $7.50 carpool fee.

Leaders: Diane Petrilla and Rik Robinson

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

For information about the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, visit the NPS website or call the information line at (865) 436-1200.

Smoky Mountains Hiking Club

PO Box 51592

Knoxville, TN 37950-1592

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