Collins Gulf Loop - NEW DATE - Thu, Mar 16 2023

REGISTRATION REQUIRED: Once you've reviewed the event details, and decided you'd like to join us, you MUST sign up at the bottom of this page.

Collins Gulf Loop - NEW DATE

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Gruetli-Laager, Tennessee   Hike: Collins Gulf Loop - NEW DATE  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Thu, Mar 16 2023  9:30 am >> Thu, Mar 16 2023 4:30 pm  (Carpool Departure: 7:00 am   *log in for location*)
Registration Opens: Mon, Mar 6 2023 6:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Wed, Mar 15 2023 6:00 pm
Event Duration:7 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D5: Difficult
Distance:15 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Leigh B
Email Trip Leader(s)
You must be logged in to get the Trip Leader contact information.
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


This is a very cool hike, well worth the drive!

Join me as we hike the Collins Gulf in the Savage Gulf State Natural Area. We will be hiking the Collins Gulf Trail, the Collins Rim Trail and the "Historic" Stagecoach Road. There are several very cool waterfalls and suspension bridges on this hike as well as several geological wonders as rivers disappear from view and appear again just downstream. Suter Falls, at the beginning of the hike, is an all time favorite falls to see. It will surely not disappoint. There is one ankle deep water crossing, so waterproof boots and poles would be a good idea.

This is a long difficult D5 hike, recent D5 experience is required to join the fun. Expect an e mail from the trip leaders if your AOC matrix does not show recent D5 events at this level. We will need to verify this is the right hike for your experience. 

This hike was first written up by Ron J and even though I have led it before, credit needs to go to Ron for the details and map. 

Required Items to Bring:



Waterproof boots or water shoes


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



How to Get There:
Event Directions:

Trailhead location

Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):262Mile(s)
Carpool Departure Time: 7:00 am
Carpool Location:   Log in for location
Carpool Directions:   Log in for directions
Carpool Cost: Estimated cost per vehicle for this event is $104.80 using a reimbursement rate guideline of $0.400 per mile. The total amount should be divided by the number of people in the vehicle, including the driver. This is a guideline, not a rule, for drivers but the cost should not be higher unless there are extenuating circumstances.


* We encourage all members to follow our Etiquette Guidelines while participating in AOC events.

Cancellation/Partial Attendance:   Please review the AOC cancellation policy.