Upper and Lower
Date: Saturday, November 24th
Meeting Place: Piney Falls Trailhead
Event Host: Ryan Maddux
Hike Distance: 2.5 miles
Pets: leashed friendly dogs are welcome
Piney Falls is recognized by the United States Department of the Interior as a National Natural Landmark. It is one of only fourteen National Natural Landmarks in Tennessee. At Upper Piney Falls, a concave ledge circles behind and around the falls where one can follow a trail for an awe-inspiring view of the gorge below. Lower Piney Falls, which is smaller in stature, plunges into a much narrower gorge. From there, the Little Piney Creek continues, and joins with Soak Creek before emptying into the Piney River.
Here is a link to information about this hike
the directions below come from this website also
Take 27 North from Chattanooga to Spring City. Then take State Route 68 north toward Crossville. As you get to the crest of the Cumberland escarpment, you enter the unincorporated town of Grandview. Look for a sign for Piney Falls State Natural Area and turn onto the Fire Tower Road (a.k.a., Hillary Road). The trailhead is on the right approximately one mile from Highway 68, or one-fourth mile before you get to the fire tower, which is located at the end of the road.
If you are interested in carpooling with others, I would recommend that you meet at the Walmart in Soddy Daisy just prior to 8am. Park in the area closest to the gas station there. There will not be an organizer at the carpool, but you can certainly figure out who wants to drive once you get there. Just be sure that the group departs the carpool location by 8am, and please be courteous and share in the cost of gas with whomever drives.
If you have more questions about the area, feel free to contact:
Cumberland Mountain State Park ---- phone [masked]
Things to bring:
Plenty of water
Hike Leader Contact Info
Ryan Maddux [masked]
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!" As a group, we are fortunate that most of our members are very respectful in this way, and we thank you and appreciate you for that.
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 make every effort to arrive early or on time
so that you do not hold up the group.