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Smith Creek Trail to Anna Ruby Falls

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Unicoi State Park   Hike: Smith Creek Trail to Anna Ruby Falls  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Sun, Mar 27 2022  9:00 am >> Sun, Mar 27 2022 3:00 pm
Registration Opens: Sun, Mar 20 2022 3:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Sat, Mar 26 2022 7:00 pm
Event Duration:6 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D4: Moderate to Difficult
Distance:10 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Pam M
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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:4
Number Registered So Far: 11 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


Join us for a challenging hike on the Smith Creek Trail at Unicoi State Park.  We start at the camp gounds and hike 5 miles to Anna Ruby Falls.  Along the way we climb up to Hickory Ridge with the first two miles being uphill. We pass by feeder creeks with small water falls while hiking along Smith Creek.  Then we hike along the ridge with views of the valley, with the sound of Anna Ruby Falls in the background.  We will stop near Anna Ruby Falls then have lunch near the visitors center.

This should be a good time of year when the leaves are down and we have good views of the creeks.

This is not a hike for beginners because of the elevation gain of over 2300 feet and we will be hiking at a moderate pace.  There is a $5 parking fee if you do not have a pass.  

We will first drive to the Unicoi Lodge to get a parking pass and a restroom break.  

Pls note there is no carpool for this event.

Credit to Bill S for previous write up.

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