On Saturday, we will hike six miles on the Volunteer Trail to the primitive campsite at Long Hunter State Park. We will leave from the trail head at 1:30 PM and will take about 3 ½ hours to get to the campsite, so we will not be hiking very fast. The hike will include interesting limestone outcrops, cedar and hardwood forests and sweeping views of Percy Priest Lake. The trail is moderately strenuous due to elevation change and rocky trails.
The trail does not loop, so the group will then hike six miles back to the trail head on Sunday for a total hike of 12 miles round trip.
**Please note, the only water at the campsite is Percy Priest Lake so make sure to bring your own supply. Participants should meet at the Volunteer Trail parking lot on Bakers Grove Rd.
The trail head is located just off Hobson Pike at 1594 Bakers Grove Road. There is a sign on Hobson Pike to indicate the location. The hike leader will be completing the camper registration form required by the park.
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All attendees, I need to gather the following info from you for the camp registration. Please send me a message, DON'T post publicly:
Full name and emergency contact
For people who will be leaving a car at the parking lot at the trail head overnight:
Make, model, color and tag number of your vehicle.
All of our vehicles MUST have a parking tag issued by the Park Office. I will pick those up when I complete the camp registration and will give those out when we meet for the trip, so it is important that you give me this info. Please send me this information no later than noon on Thursday (10/17).