The Unicoi Crest above Tellico Plains


Cherokee Hiking Club
198 Crews Drive, Benton, TN 373




Laurel - Snow Pocket Wilderness Dayhike
Saturday, December 8, 2012

Laurel FallsBrief Description:  

We will hike approximately 8 miles in the Laurel-Snow Section of the Cumberland Trail near Dayton, TN. Depending on the weather and the wishes of the hikers present, we will combine either Laurel or Snow Falls with the fantastic vista of Buzzard Point in a hike throughout the Richland Creek Gorge. The trail contains nice cascades along Richland Creek, the entrance to Richland Mine, impressive rock formations and the great overlook at Buzzard Point which looks back over the Tennessee Valley.

The hike does involve a moderately tough climb to the top of the gorge and rocky terrain. Combined with the length of the hike I rate the hike as strenuous. If we choose the Snow Falls hike option it does involve a creek crossing of Morgan Creek. For more information you can go to

Length 8.0 miles

Difficulty Rating: Strenuous

Elevation Gain: 1000 feet

        Hike Leader: Please call Randy Morris at 423-650-0485 no later than 8 p.m. Friday, December 7 if interested in attending for more details.   

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