Outings & Events

Join us for a hike in the Cherokee National Forest. We offer a variety of outings each month including day hikes, backpacking trips, and trail maintenance trips.  Checkout the list below and register to explore YOUR Cherokee National Forest!

For more information about a specific outing, please contact us.

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Upcoming Outings

Full moon overnight backpacking trip

Held by Tennessee Wild MeetUp! on 31 July 2015 3:00 PM

Overnight backpacking trip lead by Bill Hodge of Southern Appalachian Wilderness Stewards.

Bob Stratton Bald- 4 miles (rated moderate to strenuous)

Optional day trip Saturday on North Fork of Citico Creek to visit the S.A.W.S. Southe... Read More


Tellico Wild: Explore our Big Backyard

Held by Tennessee Wild MeetUp! on 31 July 2015 5:00 PM

A Weekend of Wilderness on the Cherokee National Forest! 


• Guided hikes

• Overnight backpack trip

• Interpretive programs - Cherokee Heritage, Appalachian Waters

• SUP

• Photography

... Read More


Snorkel Citico Creek

Held by Tennessee Wild MeetUp! on 1 August 2015 9:00 AM

Join us for our first snorkel of the year as we explore the chilly water of Citico Creek with wetsuit, snorkel and mask provided by the Forest Service. Expert guides will show you many species of fish, turtles, amphibians and other critters that l... Read More


Edibles and Medicinal Plants Hike: Saturday, August 1st

Held by Tennessee Wild MeetUp! on 1 August 2015 9:00 AM

Join Medical herbalist and Clinical Social Worker, Holli Richey, MS, LMSW, MAT, for an interpretive hike through Falls Branch Falls (3 miles- rated moderate to strenuous).  

Holli shares her love of the plant world through her b... Read More


Simply Better Pictures - Tips, Tricks, & Techniques - Guided Hike

Held by Tennessee Wild MeetUp! on 1 August 2015 9:00 AM

No need for fancy equipment! This guided hike will have you taking pictures with your point-and-shoot or camera phone that you'll be proud to share. Join Jim Caldwell of the Overhill Shutterbugs for a day in the woods and you'll be on path to taki... Read More


Hiking With Tools Stewardship Hike-Jeffery Hell

Held by Tennessee Wild MeetUp! on 1 August 2015 9:00 AM

Jeffrey Hell Trail Maintenance
4-5 Miles Round Trip
Rated - Moderate/Strenuous

Join hike leader, Charlie Smillie of SAWS- Southern Appalach... Read More


Full Moon Trail Ride with Backcountry Horsemen

Held by Tennessee Wild MeetUp! on 1 August 2015 6:30 PM

Join Joanne Mitchell of The Backcountry Horsemen of East Tennessee for a Moonlight Trail Ride on Saturday, August 1st.  You will ride up Coffee Branch to the Wilderness Trail onto Iron Gap, and return to Lost Corral on Coffee Branch. Read More


Guided Hike through Bald River Gorge: Sunday, August 2nd

Held by Tennessee Wild MeetUp! on 2 August 2015 9:00 AM

Bald River Gorge Wilderness Hike
9 miles round trip - Moderate 

Join Rick Harris of the Benton Mackaye Trail Association on a hike through The Bald River Gorge Wilderness.  Bald River Falls is one of the best known and most frequently... Read More


Snorkel Citico Creek

Held by Tennessee Wild MeetUp! on 2 August 2015 9:00 AM

Join us for our first snorkel of the year as we explore the chilly water of Citico Creek with wetsuit, snorkel and mask provided by the Forest Service. Expert guides will show you many species of fish, turtles, amphibians and other critters that l... Read More


Simply Better Pictures - Tips, Tricks, & Techniques - Guided Hike

Held by Tennessee Wild MeetUp! on 2 August 2015 9:00 AM

No need for fancy equipment! This guided hike will have you taking pictures with your point-and-shoot or camera phone that you'll be proud to share. Join Jim Caldwell of the Overhill Shutterbugs for a day in the woods and you'll be on path to taki... Read More


Leave No Trace/Wilderness 101 Workshop Sunday, August 2nd

Held by Tennessee Wild MeetUp! on 2 August 2015 10:00 AM

Learn about Leave No Trace and the basics of Wilderness from Bill Hodge, LNT Master Educator and Executive Director at Southern Appalachian Wilderness Ste... Read More


 

LRTCThe Cherokee National Forest is East Tennessee’s Big Back Yard and we’re working hard to protect it by passing the Tennessee Wilderness Act!

Join us at Little River Trading Company – Maryville for a great evening of fun, food, and fellowship with the local conservation community to learn more about Tennessee Wild and our efforts to preserve some of the most spectacular lands in the Southern Appalachians.

Thanks to our partners at Little River Trading Company you’ll have

 Great opportunities for North Face prizes,  

• Special brew on tap from Wiseacre Brewing Company

• Delicious food from the Poutine Mobile!

• We may even have a surprise or two in store – who knows…

Bring a friend or six and come see us!

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