The Unicoi Crest above Tellico Plains


Cherokee Hiking Club
198 Crews Drive, Benton, TN 373




Piney River Section of the Cumberland Trail Dayhike
Saturday, March 28, 2009

Brief Description: Club members often hike the Piney River Trail in the spring to enjoy the wildflowers. We particularly look for the yellow lady slipper. We hike from Newby Branch Forest Camp on Walden's Ridge to the picnic area at Shut-In Gap near Spring City. A car shuttle is required. The hike has less then 500-ft elevation change as we hike along the Piney River's many cascades. The hike is 10 miles in length, rated moderate to difficult because of the length.      Good information on the hike can also be accessed on the CT website at

      Leader Esther Nunley

        Difficulty: Moderate/strenuous, 10 miles

Directions to the TrailheadLeave from Belk's Plaza at 8:00 a.m. in Athens

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