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

This weekend of free outdoor activities connects people to our public lands, advocates for stewardship and conservation, and promotes the Tellico Region/Cherokee National Forest as an outdoor recreation destination. 

Friday July... Read More


Full Moon Paddle Friday, July 31st

Held by Tennessee Wild MeetUp! on 31 July 2015 7:00 PM

Experience Indian Boundary Lake by the light of the Full Moon! This Full Moon Paddling trip will be led by Samantha Christen of Jackson Kayak.  This trip is designed for paddlers with some experience.  


Participants will meet ... 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


Herp Walk

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

Join the Tennessee Naturalists for a Herpetology Walk on Coker Creek Falls - about 3 miles- rated easy. This hike, led by Sunny Montgomery of the T... Read More


Unicoi Turnpike Trail - A Walk Through History

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

Unicoi Turnpike Trail
2.5 miles 
Rated Easy

Walking along the Unicoi Turnpike is like walking through history - literally. Countless people, spanning more than a thousand years have walked this same path before you. It is impossibl... Read More


Hiking and Picking (Blueberries, that is...) Mud Gap to Whigg Meadow

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

This is a great hike for kids and families!


Join Brenda Harris of the Cherokee Hiking Club for a relatively easy/moderate 3.2 mile round trip hike from Mud Gap to the beautiful Whigg Meadow. 

We'll hike uphill from Mud G... Read More


Simply Better Pictures - Tips, Tricks, & Techniques -Photography Clinic

Held by Tennessee Wild MeetUp! on 1 August 2015 10:00 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 photography clinic and you'll be on path to ta... Read More


SUP! Stand Up Paddleboarding with Rock/Creek Saturday, August 1st

Held by Tennessee Wild MeetUp! on 1 August 2015 10:00 AM

Learn the basics of the hottest new water sport- Standup Paddleboarding. A skilled instructor from Rock/Creek, Chattanooga will teach you how to get up on the board - how to STAY on the board - and then you'... Read More


Kayak Clinic - Indian Boundary Lake with Rock/Creek Saturday, August 1st

Held by Tennessee Wild MeetUp! on 1 August 2015 10:00 AM

Come and learn the basics of Kayaking with Samantha Christen from Jackson Kayak.  Samantha is an ACA L1 Kayak Instructor.  You will learn boat safety and terms along with basic paddling maneuvers on beautiful Indian Boundary Lake. Clinics will ... Read More


Cherokee History and Heritage Presentations 11am and 2pm

Held by Tennessee Wild MeetUp! on 1 August 2015 11:00 AM

At 11 am and 2pm, Lamar Marshall, Cultural Heritage Director at Wild South, will give about a 45 minute graphic powerpoint presentation that covers the history, geography, ecology and lifestyles of the Eastern Cherokees from 1700 to 1840. 

<... Read More


Hidden Rivers of East Tennessee: Film Series Showcase

Held by Tennessee Wild MeetUp! on 1 August 2015 4:00 PM

Come see a new short film series on the vibrant rivers of East Tennessee and Southern Appalachia, showcasing the beauty of the Cherokee National Forest and the Tellico River area. Presented by filmmakers from Freshwaters Illustrated. (Read More


Conservation Celebration!

Held by Tennessee Wild MeetUp! on 1 August 2015 5:30 PM

What better way to wrap up a great day than with food, fun and fellowship!  Plus! - there are great prizes to be won from Osprey, Eno, and others!

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Full Moon Trail Ride with Backcountry Horsemen

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

Join Joanne Mitchell of The Southern Appalachian Backcountry Horsemen 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


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

Held by Tennessee Wild MeetUp! on 2 August 2015 9:30 AM

Bald River Gorge Wilderness Hike
9 miles round trip - Moderate 

THIS IS A NEW HIKE! Due to the excitement of the first Bald River Gorge Hike, we have added another one! There will be a 30 minute delay between the first hike and this... 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


SUP! Stand Up Paddleboarding with Rock/Creek Sunday, August 2nd

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

Learn the basics of the hottest new water sport- Standup Paddleboarding. A skilled instructor from Rock/Creek, Chattanooga will teach you how to get up on the board - how to STAY on the board - and then you... Read More


Kayak Clinic - Indian Boundary Lake with Rock/Creek Sunday, August 2nd

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

Come and learn the basics of Kayaking with Samantha Christen from Jackson Kayak.  Samantha is an ACA L1 Kayak Instructor.  You will learn boat safety and terms along with basic paddling maneuvers on beautiful Indian Boundary Lake. Clinics will ... Read More


Simply Better Pictures - Tips, Tricks, & Techniques - Photography Clinic

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

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 photography clinic and you'll be on path to ta... 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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