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Join us at Prentice Cooper State Forest - March 8th, 9:00 Eastern

Prentice Cooper State Forest is a hidden gem located in Marion County Tennessee and encompasses over 24,000 acres of public land. 

The forest includes many hiking, 4x4, and equestrian trails as well as camping and public hunting areas. We will be hiking a section of the Cumberland trail which follows the Tennessee River and ends at an overlook called Snoopers Rock. The trail is around 6 miles round trip, but there is driving access to Snoopers Rock if you only want to hike one way. We anticipate approximately 3 hours total for the hike. 

Meet us at the Cumberland trailhead on Game Reserve Rd. via highway 27 and Suck Creek Rd, about 2 miles past the public shooting range. 

Trail difficulty is easy to moderate, with the return journey having more uphill sections. Join us for one of the best views of the Tennessee River in the area, and a beautiful early spring hike! 

Map of the hike.
https://www.google.com/maps/dir/35.132603,-85.4191476/35.1017828,-85.424404/@35.1129791,-85.4154638,3009m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m13!4m12!1m5!3m4!1m2!1d-85.425691!2d35.1095746!3s0x8860581739eb5d07:0x3f33d1c54ec4eb50!1m0!3e2!6m3!1i0!2i0!3i0

Directions from Chattanooga.
https://www.google.com/maps/dir/Chattanooga,+TN/35.1326087,-85.4191287/@35.1083968,-85.4389073,21080m/data=!3m2!1e3!4b1!4m9!4m8!1m5!1m1!1s0x886060408a83e785:0x2471261f898728aa!2m2!1d-85.3096801!2d35.0456297!1m0!3e0

More info.
http://www.cumberlandtrail.org/tn_river_gorge.html
http://alltrails.com/trail/us/tennessee/snoopers-rock-mullens-cove-loop
http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g55105-d2228267-r139115818-Cumberland_Trail_Prentice_Cooper_State_Forest-Hixson_Tennessee.html

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  • Colleen

    ...and, many thanks to all who shared the wonderful photos!!!

    March 10, 2014

  • Colleen

    Great hike! and Beautiful! Many thanks Joe! We took the long ride along the river home--more great scenery!

    March 10, 2014

  • Rose H.

    Perfect Weather, wonderful hike! Thanks, Joe

    March 10, 2014

  • kathy f

    Fun day! The views were gorgeous! Thanks Joe and Felix!

    1 · March 10, 2014

  • Mayada

    One of the nicest hikes I've been on. The view from Snoopers Rock is absolutely spectacular. Would be going back for sure!

    3 · March 9, 2014

    • Shirley

      Don't forget me :)

      March 9, 2014

  • Olga

    Had a great time today...a sublime hike...great group! Thank you, Joe...thanks to all!

    1 · March 8, 2014

  • Deborah

    BiLo
    703 Signal Mountain Rd, Chattanooga is where I will be at 8:30 and can take 3 people besides me.
    Expecting Mayada, Kathy and possibly Shirley per responses below.

    March 7, 2014

  • Rebecca L.

    Pat can you post a cell phone #? I am not familiar with the area at all. Olga and Rose will be with me.

    March 7, 2014

    • Rebecca L.

      Deborah can you tell me exactly where the BiLo is? Also do you have a cell #? You can send it to me on a private message. Thanks!

      March 7, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      This will be my first time coming out with you all. Meeting up at the Bi-Lo is a good idea. It is located at the intersection of Signal Mountain Rd and Mountain Creek Rd. Prentice Copper is great. Looking forward to it!

      March 7, 2014

  • Deborah

    Snoopers Rock view is my favorite of all overlooks for the TN River gorge close to Chattanooga. Bring your camera!

    March 7, 2014

  • Pat B.

    Friends - it looks like the weather is going to be fantastic on Saturday. We look forward to seeing you!

    March 6, 2014

    • Deborah

      Mayada, how does 8:30 sound...? Gives us 1/2 hr to decide a car, pile in and drive up Suck Creek to Game Reserve and trailhead.

      March 7, 2014

    • Mayada

      Its only about a 15mile drive from there so that should give us plenty of time.See you then.

      March 7, 2014

  • Shirley

    Sounds good to me too! 8:30 unless I hear otherwise

    March 7, 2014

  • kathy f

    Deborah, I will meet you there- 8?

    March 6, 2014

    • Deborah

      Noooooo......its not going to take an hour to drive up the mountain from Bi Lo ....I was thinking 8:30....

      2 · March 7, 2014

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