Meeting Time: 3:30 PM
Meeting Place: Long Hunter State Park office (see directions below).
Hike Distance: 12 miles total (6 miles on Friday, 6 miles back on Saturday)
Estimated Hike Time: 3 hours to campsite
Hike Leader: Friends of Long Hunter member Doug Meyer.
On Friday, we will hike six miles on the Volunteer Trail to the primitive campsite beside Percy Priest Lake. It will take approximately three hours to reach the campsite. The hike will include interesting limestone outcrops, cedar and hardwood forests, and sweeping views of Percy Priest Lake. The hike is rated moderate due to some slight elevation change, rocky trails, and distance.
The trail does not loop, so the group will then hike six miles back to the trailhead on Saturday 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 are also responsible for their own food, camping gear, light source, insect repellent, etc.
Participants should meet at the Long Hunter State Park office; the group will then carpool to the trailhead located just off Hobson Pike at 1594 Bakers Grove Road.
The hike leader will be completing the camper registration form required by the park.
This event is sponsored by the Friends of Long Hunter State Park.
*** Note: All attendees, please send the hike leader the following information in order to complete the camp registration: Full name and emergency contact. (Please send a private message, DO NOT post publicly.)
Directions to Long Hunter State Park office:
Enter Long Hunter State Park at the main park entrance (2910 Hobson Pike) and take the first right, which is the park office.
For further directions or park information, call the park office at[masked]-2422.