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Clemmer Loop, Benton Falls and more!

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Benton Springs, TN
Date(s) & Time:Sat, May 15 2021  9:00 am >> Sat, May 15 2021 3:00 pm
Registration Opens: Mon, May 10 2021 7:15 pm
Registration Cut Off: Fri, May 14 2021 7:25 pm
Event Duration:6 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D5: Difficult (Exploratory)
Distance:16 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Leigh B
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:10
Minimum Group Size:3
Number Registered So Far: 9 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes

Note: This is an "EXPLORATORY" trip. This means that there are parts of this trip, or perhaps the whole trip, that is new to your Trip Leader(s). However, they are confident that this will not be an issue.
This note is here so that you can make an informed decision. When a Trip Leader isn't personally familiar with a trip, there is an increased chance of things not going as planned and you need to be prepared. The Trip Leader may have additional details in the itinerary.


I have been wanting to do this hike for a long time, the time has finally come!

We will meet at the Clemmer Loop, south trailhead to begin our adventure. We will start on the Clemmer trail in a clockwise direction. We will stay on the Clemmer loop until we meet up with the Scenic Spur trail. We will take the spur trail to the end before we turn around and head back to our cars. Somewhere along the way we will be stopping for a scenic lunch.

We will be crossing creeks, viewing waterfalls and vistas and even going for a quick swim if the weather permits. 

Definitely bring some water shoes for the creek crossings!

This is a difficult hike, recent strong D4 experience is required to join the fun.

Required Items to Bring:

Water Shoes



Recommended Items to Bring:
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Sense of adventure

Olde Timey Pocket watch

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

We will be meeting at the Clemmer Trailhead South:

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