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Hike - Schoolhouse Gap/Chestnut Top - Fri., Jan.10, 2014



Depart at 8:00 a.m. from the Chota Center



Distance: 6.5 miles

Rating: Moderate

Driving Time: 80 min.

Elevation gain: 800 ft. in 3.75 miles    Elevation loss: 1300 ft. in 2.75 miles

Leader: Bev Hawkins 865-406-0297 


We will leave a car at the “Y” and continue 3.9 miles toward Cades Cove to the Schoolhouse Gap trailhead. 

This trail follows Spence Branch upstream for 1.1 miles and continues up to the Chestnut Top trail and the park 

boundary. We will have winter views of Turkeypen Ridge, the valley of the West Prong of the Little River and 

Thunderhead Mountain. 

Directions will be given the morning of the hike. Bring water and a trail lunch.

Hiking boots and hiking sticks are recommended. Carpooling is recommended and passengers are asked to contribute $6 to the driver to help cover gas, etc.