The Unicoi Crest above Tellico Plains


Cherokee Hiking Club
198 Crews Drive, Benton, TN 373




Twin Rocks Dayhike
Sunday, November 2, 2008

Brief Description:  

This 2 1/2 mile hike located near Spring City is a spur trail that makes a loop off the lower portion of the Piney River trail.  Fall colors should still be good at this low elevation.  Views from the twin rocks are good.  The hike is rated easy with about 400 feet of elevation gain.  A wire caged ladder must be climbed to reach the rocks.  This is a joint hike of the Hiwassee and Cherokee Hiking Clubs. 

Leader:  Effaleda & Bob Lee  (423) 568-2501, cell 507-5582

        Length: 2,5 miles

        Difficulty: Easy, 400 feet of elevation gain.  A wire caged ladder must be climbed to reach the rocks. 

Directions to the TrailheadMeet at Belk's Plaza (east end) in Athens at 1:15 p.m. At Spring City turn right on 68 and drive one mile and turn left on Shut In Gap Road, the last road to the left before crossing the Piney River bridge. Continue one more mile and park at the picnic area on the right.  For those driving directly to the trailhead, please arrive by 2:15. November 2nd is the first day of standard time and we should be off the trail well before dark.

Post Trip Report: Eight members and guests had a great day for this Sunday afternoon hike.  The weather was wonderful and the changing leaf color against the blue sky background was picture perfect.  We completed the hike in two hours taking our time to admire the leaves and to take in the views.  This was a first trip on this short trail for most of the group.  One indolent black snake was observed by some on the shady side of the hill.

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