Heiss Mountain Road (GPS waypoint: N35 20.754 W85 10.501), Soddy Daisy, TN
Date: Saturday, March 23rd
Location: See directions below map
GPS waypoint: N35 20.754 W85 10.501
Event Host: Ryan Madduxx
Hike Distance: 9 miles
Pets: Leashed friendly dogs are welcome
This 9 mile picturesque hike will begin at the southern terminus, Heiss Mountain Road Trailhead, and will traverse toward Imodium Falls. This is not an easy hike. It has been rated difficult due to a few uphill climbs and the distance. The group will cross over the Big Possum Creek Bridge toward Perkins Point Overlook, then continue on toward the Little Possum Creek Bridge. Following the trail alongside Little Possum Creek, the group will come to the beautiful Imodium Falls. You will want to have your camera with you for sure. The group will likely take a short break in this area before returning to the cars. See the map below for the route.
From US-27 north of Soddy Daisy, ascend the Cumberland Plateau on TN-111 and proceed a total of 5 miles to the Jones Gap Road exit. (Jones Gap Road overpasses TN-111.) Immediately turn right onto (paved) Heiss Mountain Road, a dead-end road that parallels TN-111. Proceed approximately 0.5 mile from the service station at Jones Gap Road to the end of a guard rail on the left and the nearby trailhead. Parking is available along the side of the road, which sees very little traffic.
Please make every effort to arrive early
or on time
so that you do not hold up the group.
NO-SHOWS: As with all Meetup's, please be polite -- if you are a YES RSVP, please show up. If you can't make it, please change your YES to a NO as soon as possible. Please don't be a "no-show!"
WEATHER: As with all outdoor events, if it's raining/stormy or very poor trail conditions, we may have to cancel. If the weather is questionable, please check this event page before you leave home.
Please be sure to wear good hiking footwear, and bring plenty of water and snacks. And of course, don't forget your camera and smile.
Hike Leader Contact Info
Ryan Maddux [masked]
Hi Ryan, how would you compare this one to the Gahuti Trail? I just got back from that and it was quite a challenge due to the overall combination of rocky terrain and roots, elevation change, and distance (8.2 mi). I don't know if I could have done another 0.8 miles today. My feet are shot!
0 · March 10