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Stringer's Ridge

                                 S T R I N G E R ' S     R I D G E

Date:   Sunday April 6th

Time:   2pm

Meeting Location:   Spears Avenue Trailhead (see map below)

Hike Distance:  approximately 4 miles

Difficulty:  easy to moderate

Pace:   leisurely

Trip Leader:  Natalie

Pets:  Friendly dogs are welcome, but must remain on leash at ALL times

Come celebrate national "Opening Day for Trails" with a leisurely hike in Stringer's Ridge Park!   Meet Natalie at the Spears Avenue trailhead for a great local hike.


                         Map to parking lot at trailhead

Meet at the Spears Street parking lot, which is at the far north end of Spears, past the residential area.  The street is a dead end, and the parking lot is off to the right. 

The group will head up the short connector trail from the Spears parking lot to join up with the 'blue loop' that goes around the park.  This will consist of Hill City, Gig City, and the Double J trails.  We'll then detour off the blue loop trails to walk a portion of the Cherokee trail so that we can take advantage of the one-of-a-kind view of the Scenic City from the overlook platform.  Most of the trail is on rolling dirt single-track type trails, but a portion of the hike is also on paved double-track, and there will be some short, moderately steep sections.

                                      Trail system map

Whether you've hiked Stringer's Ridge before and love it so much that you want to go back, or you've never been and want to check it out ... it's worth the experience.

                                Please arrive early or on time 

                               so as not to hold up the group

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  • Natalie C.

    Hi guys - Thanks again for coming out yesterday - it was a pleasure meeting you! I hate that I wasn't able to complete the hike with you, but big thanks to Barry for taking over.

    I'd be remiss in my duties associated with Friends of Stringer's Ridge to not mention a few cool programs and upcoming events that you may be interested in. Details for all are on our Facebook page:

    - Ridge Runners - Every Tuesday, a trail running group is meeting at 5:30. - Yoga on Old Baldy - This Saturday, April 12, 2:00 p.m. yoga class to be held on Old Baldy (a clearing we didn't pass through yesterday, but with a great view!). - Third Thursday hikes - A group hike will be held the third Thursday evening of each month. - Save the date - Sat., May 3 - Burger-Pint Night fundraiser! Contact me with any questions! ([masked])

    1 · April 7, 2014

  • Norina D.

    I did not go. Please, let me know about future mild/moderate hikes. Thanks.

    April 7, 2014

  • Misty R

    A fun hike and a great group of hikers.

    2 · April 6, 2014

    • Barry k. S.

      Thank you all for being such great accomplises

      1 · April 7, 2014

  • kathy f

    I loved being able to do a beautiful hike in the woods in an urban area ! Nice people to share it with !

    1 · April 6, 2014

  • Mayada

    Pleasant hike, good workout, and a nice group of people.

    3 · April 6, 2014

  • Charlotte

    Great group and fun hike.

    1 · April 6, 2014

  • Tobie S.

    Sorry guys been trying to change all morning, bad cold can't make it!

    April 6, 2014

  • kathy f

    Yay! See y'all there!!!

    April 6, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Little too late in the day, but I'm planning on going earlier like 11am or so

    April 4, 2014

  • Norina D.

    I was told I need to sign up for the hikins, ie. Stringer's Ridge. Is there any place in this e-mail/site where to do that? Is there a limit? How can I know if I am in the list? Are there available spots? How many? Please, clarify. Thanks.

    March 29, 2014

    • Rhonda

      If you still have any questions, don't hesitate to send me an email at [masked]

      March 29, 2014

    • Shana

      FYI - my 13 year old son will be joining me this Sunday - wasn't a "+1" on RSVP

      March 31, 2014

  • Norina D.

    Thank you, Rhonda

    March 29, 2014

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