The Unicoi Crest above Tellico Plains


Cherokee Hiking Club
198 Crews Drive, Benton, TN 373




Brush Creek Dayhike
Saturday, February 9, 2008


The trailhead along US64Brief Description:   This is a hiking and mountain biking trail near the Ocoee Whitewater Center which is fairly flat and easy to hike.

Length:  7.2 miles

Difficulty Rating: Moderate due to its length

Elevation Gain: a few hundred feet   

Hike Leader:  Gary Smith, 423-559-1800

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Looking toward the Unicoi Crest from the Boyd Gap OverlookDirections to the TrailheadMeet at Ocoee Whitewater Center on Hwy 64 at 9:00 a.m.

Trail Description: This is a mountain bike/hiking trail which is fun, flat, Ocoee Lake Number 3 from the Brush Creek Trailand gentle.  The trail starts at Boyd Gap Overlook and ends at Brush Creek on Hwy 64.  We will have views of the Power House # 3 Lake and Brush Creek.  Bring lunch and water.  Contact Gary if you are interested in doing this hike.


Post Trip Report: We had a great group of hikers on our Brush Creek hike.  We met at the Ocoee Whitewater Center and proceeded to the trailhead at Boyd Gap Overlook.   Steve and Belinda Mantooth met us on the trail. Steve was enjoying the trail on his bike.  The weather was nice and we enjoyed views of Power House #3 Lake and Brush Creek.  We hiked 6.7 miles and had lunch on the trail. Hike leader, Gary Smith is preparing to have surgery, so Iím covering for him on this write-up.  Keep Gary in your thoughts and prayers for a speedy recovery.  Participants were:  Jane Bohannon, Gary Smith, Mae Miles, Richard Harris and his dog Jake, Steve and Belinda Mantooth, and guests were Angie Chastain and Steve Kidd.

~submitted by Jane Bohannon

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Big Frog Mountain from the trail