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Rhododendron and Old Copper Road Trail

The Basics:
STATUS: Cancelled - Hide from Calendar
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Thunder Rock Campground - Base Camp   Hike: Rhododendron and Old Copper Road Trail  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Mar 4 2023  8:00 am >> Sat, Mar 4 2023 11:30 am
Registration Opens: Tue, Feb 21 2023 11:21 am
Registration Cut Off: Wed, Mar 1 2023 11:11 am
Event Duration:3 Hours 30 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D4: Moderate to Difficult (Exploratory)
Distance:9 Miles
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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: 5 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

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.


Zero Eight we hit the trail for a lil exploratory route along the Ocoee River - we leave right from base camp along the Rhododendron Trail (3.3 mi - plus we will check out the ruins and re-build progress of the Whitewater Center) Explore | AllTrails  and then contiune along to the Old Copper Road Trail (5.6mi) Explore | AllTrails  which just goes further along up river. The course is considered a moderate challenge, but this is not too bad. Both trails are an out & back, so I am guessing it's gonna be a breeze for most AOC'ers, the pace will be quick (you know me by now), but we'll be pausing for photos and such, so it's a death march. This is part 2 of a multi-event stay tuned for more...because once we get back to camp, we'll have lunch and hit the river! 


Required Items to Bring:

Hiking shoes or runners
Trekking Poles if muddy

Recommended Items to Bring:
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First Aid kit
Warm weather gear


How to Get There:
Event Directions:

We're starting from the "base camp" parking available by power plant and camp

US Highway 64
Copperhill, TN 37317


This maybe Pt. 2 of a weekend full of events, but you can cherry pick one or all of these do not need to do them all...unless you want to.

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