Cherokee Hiking Club
198 Crews Drive, Benton, TN 37307
Scenic Spur Trail Dayhike
Sunday, July 24, 2011
Brief Description: This trail takes us to a waterfall in the Rock Creek Gorge Scenic Area near where TN30 intersects with US64.
Length: 3.5 miles
Difficulty Rating: Easy
Elevation Gain: minimal elevation gain
Hike Leader: Randy Morris, 423-650-0485 . Call him in advance. Leave a message if he does not answer.
Directions to the Trailhead: Call Randy at 423-650-0485 to confirm attendance or if you have any questions and to get the time and directions for meeting at the trailhead.
Trail Description: This trail, located near the Hwy 30/64 intersection, goes to a nice waterfall in the Rock Creek Gorge Scenic Area. Although the hike is easy, please be aware there are two stream crossings which could require wading if there has been recent rainfall. When dry, these are easy “rock-hops
Post Trip Report: The thunderstorms missed us again as we walked the 3.4 miles to and from the waterfall. It was a warm hike, but the water at the base of the falls and the creek crossings was refreshing. There were several people and some dogs on the trail. Also, some of them joined us in the water. We discussed many important issues such as outdoor news media, boy scouts, poison ivy, and progressive lens. All of the hikers owned the last item. Jane patronized the Creek Side Restaurant on her way home. This new restaurant is owned by Mrs. Maggie Pannell’s sister and brother-in-law, and the food is good. Hikers included Jennifer Schroll, Joyce Price, and Jane Bohannon (hike leader), and are shown below.
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