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Hike - Cumberland Trail on Signal Mt. - May 11, 2011

Tellico Village Hiking Club

Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Depart at 8:00 am from the Cooper Visitors Center

Cumberland Trail on Signal Mountain (Chattanooga)
Distance: Approximately 6 miles (4 hours)
Rating: Moderate Plus – appoximately 800 feet of elevation gain
Driving Time: 2 Hours
Leader: Curt Sheldon 458-8510

This is an interesting hike with scenic overlooks, a view of a waterfall, rock formations, wildflowers, and a swinging bridge. It also has lots of rocks to walk through and over plus a couple of steep climbs, some with stairs. The trail begins at Signal Point near the town of Signal Mountain and then quickly descends into the woods making you forget you are near the town.

Hiking boots and hiking stick(s) are recommended. Bring ample water and a trail lunch.

Long pants are recommended for Signal Mountain because of lots of Poison Ivy.

Directions will be provided the morning of the hike. Car-pooling is recommended and will be set up the morning of the hikes. Passengers are asked to contribute $8 to the driver to help cover gas etc.