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Benton Falls Hike + Waterfall Rappelling




The Basics:
Event Type:Adventure
Event Location: Clemmer Trailhead - South   Adventure: Benton Falls Hike + Waterfall Rappelling  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Sun, Mar 5 2023  10:00 am >> Sun, Mar 5 2023 3:00 pm
Registration Opens: Tue, Feb 21 2023 11:41 am
Registration Cut Off: Wed, Mar 1 2023 11:11 am
Event Duration:5 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D5: Difficult
Distance:9.5 Miles
Pace:Moderate
Trip Leader(s):
Horhay
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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: 2 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Itinerary:

On this fantastic 9.5mile loop the first 3 miles is all uphill...so once we get to Benton Falls we'll be nice and warmed up for some adventurous rappelling along the waterfall...you'll definitely need a selfie here + you're gonna need to be proficient in rappelling or you'll just be on the sidelines...hit me up before this event and I can help you out with that if you needed.

Otherwise it's pretty cut and dry (no pun intended). Beautiful mountain vistas, well maintained trail - that is until we get to the Clear Creek side...which is just a bit overgrown and somewhat hard to see at times...but the last time I was there was mid-summer, so hopefully the trail is not too overgrown! Either way it is an absolute beauty! 

p.s. YES you might get wet on this one! 

AllTrails Map

::  Medium Flow Day at the Falls ::

BentonFallls

photo from the 7 mile marker...
BentonFalls Loop


Required Items to Bring:

Hiking boots, shoes or trail runners
weather appropriate gear in layers
water
Day pack
climbing/rappel harness
at minimum one locking carabiner and a tube device for belaying/rap
rap gloves

Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.

snacks
first aid 
helmet
waterproof dry bag?

Kick a$$ sense of adventure!


How to Get There:
Event Directions:

...again as this is part of the weekend of events, we'll be carpooling from "base camp" but if you want to single this event out alone meet us here about 15-20 minutes early at:

131-241 TN-30
Reliance, TN 37369
Small trailhead lot on left side just as you get on TN30

ClemmerTH


Notes:

This maybe Pt. 4 of a weekend full of events, but you can cherry pick one or all of these events...you do not need to do them all...unless you want to.

#LNT

BRING DRY CLOTHES to change in to after this one...especially if you're carpooling with someone.

Probably hitting up Tres Hermanos for dinner in Cleveland later that evening...anyone still around is invited.


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Registration for this event opens at 2/21/2023 11:41:00 AM