The Unicoi Crest above Tellico Plains


Cherokee Hiking Club
198 Crews Drive, Benton, TN 373




Beech Bottom Dayhike
Saturday, March 20, 2010

Brief Description: This 9.2 mile hike is in the Cohutta Wilderness and will end up a Jacks River Falls.

Leader: Bill & Carol Kamm, 423-790-4547

        Difficulty: moderate

        Elevation Gain:

        Length: 9.2 miles

Directions to the Trailhead We’ll leave from the Ocoee Dam Deli on Hwy 64 at 9:30 a.m.  This hike will end up at the top of Jacks River Falls.  Pack a lunch.  For those who’d like to continue the fellowship, we’ll eat supper at the Ocoee Dam Deli.  For more information, directions and/or to carpool, please contact the hike leaders at 423-790-4547 (cell)

Post Trip Report: The weather cooperated beautifully with the 13 hearty souls who successfully tackled the Beech Bottom Trail Hike.  We learned a bit about the history of the area and were able to find the daffodils in full bloom that once graced the homes that stood in the bottom area itself.  Jack’s River Falls were at an all time high.  Their thunderous noise drowned out conversation, but their beauty couldn’t have been described in words anyway.  Most gathered afterwards for a time of feasting and fellowship at the Ocoee Dam Deli.


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