Meeting Time: 7:00 AM
Meeting Place: Almaville Road Exit No. 70, Shell Park and Ride
Estimated Drive Time One Way: 2.5 hours
Hike Distance: about 10 miles
Estimated Hike Time: 5 hours plus break time
Leaders: Lisa Presley and Steve Nunley
This loop offers views of the Tennessee River Gorge, rock bluffs, and cascading streams. The bare rock promontory of Snoopers Rock offers a wide view of the Tennessee River Gorge, and Mullens Cove Overlook affords a view of Mullens Cove where it joins the river gorge. Optional dinner afterwards.
How to get there: I-24E to Chattanooga to Hwy 27N. Hwy 27N to Hwy 127N (Signal Mtn/Signal Mtn Blvd). You can only go N at this point. Go 1.9 mi on Signal Mtn Blvd - turn left on Suck Creek Rd. Continue for 8.2 mi turn left at Prentice Cooper. Look for brown signs that say Prentice Cooper WMA. Exactly .7 mi after you turn off Suck Creek Rd is Tower Rd (gravel). Go approx 2.5 miles to the Cumberland Trail Parking lot
Please be prompt as we would like to arrive at the trailhead and get started to enjoy the fall colors at a leisurely pace. Don't forget to offer your driver cash for gas.