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LAST MINUTE HIKEHike the waterfalls on Rock Creek and Benton Creek

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Benton Creek, Rock Creek
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Dec 11 2004  9:00 am >> N/A
Registration Opens: Mon, Jan 1 2007 12:00 am
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Dec 10 2004 11:59 pm
Event Duration:per itinerary
Difficulty Rating:D2: Easy to Moderate
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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:4
Number Registered So Far: 4 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


We will travel a little over 90 miles up to Tennessee and see three waterfalls including the ‘Secret’ waterfall on Rock Creek, after some root grabbing on the way up, and butt sliding on the way back down. We’ll lunch at the lovely ‘Secret’ waterfall on Rock Creek; and after driving a short distance to our second trailhead, hike another three miles roundtrip for a total of 6 moderate miles for the day.

This lovely waterfall hike has two shallow water crossings for which you can bring extra wet shoes of some sort.

There will be optional inexpensive dining on the way back at ‘the Gondolier’ Italian restaurant (and wide variety of other foods offered – they make a good pizza too).

This is not a rough hike by Bruce Aldridge standards, but has plenty of nice scenery including a beautiful overlook of Lake Ocoee on the way to Benton Falls.

Required Items to Bring:
2 liters of water
Recommended Items to Bring:
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water crossing shoes of some sort
trail food
clothing appropriate for the colder weather.

How to Get There:
Event Directions:western Tennessee (above Lake Ocoee) at park and ride lot only from the park and ride lot we will follow I-75 north to Highway 411 North, and take it into Tennessee; where we soon turn to the east on Hwy. 64 to our trailhead


This will be a shared hike with the GATC (Georgia Appalachian Trail Club)

Are Dogs Permitted? NO
Will this event occur rain or shine? Not in terribly inclement weather-heavy rain or snow
* We encourage all members to follow our Etiquette Guidelines while participating in AOC events.

Cost Includes:shared gas costs, and about ten bucks for dinner should you decide to dine

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