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Clemmer Loop, Benton Falls and more! NEW DATE!!




The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Benton Springs, TN
Date(s) & Time:Thu, Jun 24 2021  9:30 am >> Thu, Jun 24 2021 4:30 pm
Registration Opens: Wed, Jun 16 2021 7:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Wed, Jun 23 2021 7:36 pm
Event Duration:7 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D5: Difficult (Exploratory)
Distance:15 Miles
Pace:Fast
Trip Leader(s):
RonnyJ
Leigh B
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:12
Minimum Group Size:3
Number Registered So Far: 7 / 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.

Itinerary:

 

I recently did this hike, but I wanted to come back when swimming could be a thing... this is the day!

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 Benton Falls trail. First we will head away from the falls for a quick sojourn at McCamy Lake. After enjoying the lake we will head to Benton Falls where we will enjoy our lunches. After the falls we will do a semi-bushwhack to get to the Clear Creek trail to continue our loop. Once we intersect with the Scenic Spur trail we will do a few creek crossings before reaching our swimming hole at the second waterfall of the day.

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 D5 experience is required to join the fun.


Required Items to Bring:

Water Shoes

Food 

Water

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:

Click here for Trailhead location!


Notes:


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