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Day Hike Spruce Flats Falls-Lumber Ridge, GSMNP

Hosted by: Harvey Broome Group of the Sierra Club
Contact: Bob and BJ Perlack: perlack@aol.com
01 Feb 2020 - 8:00 am
Location: TBA
Knoxville, Knoxville, Tennessee
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This loop hike will start at the Tremont Institute. From the Institute we'll take the "Falls Trail" to Spruce Flats Falls. This section to the falls (about a mile) is relatively steep with some difficult parts, but well worth the effort. Here there are a series of cascades that drop 100 feet. Spruce Flats Falls is perhaps one of the nicest "unknown" falls in the park. We will then go above the falls and find an unmaintained trail (i.e., old railroad bed), which we will take to Lumber Ridge. Parts of this unmaintained section of the loop are overgrown with rhododendrons, littered with some fallen trees, and will require crossing Spruce Flats a few times. Some remnants of Little River Lumber Company can be seen along this stretch. About half-way through the hike we'll find the Lumber Ridge Trail and take it back to the Institute. The Lumber Ridge Trail will mostly be downhill with an elevation loss of more than 1000 feet. Rated moderate to strenuous.

Must pre-register with BJ and Bob Perlack at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for meeting time and location.

https://www.sierraclub.org/tennessee/harvey-broome/outings

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