F/B: Phipps Bend Trail

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Date(s) - 08/08/2020
9:00 am - 11:30 am

Vic Hasler, 423-416-3166

Easy, level walk of around five miles on gravel walking path and roads

Phipps Bend Trailhead
Schmiede Road, Surgoinsville TN


With goal of being off the trail before late summer heat or thundershowers arrive, this hike starts as an easy jaunt on the three mile path along the Holston River in the Phipps Bend Industrial Park.  The adjoining area has been designated a nature preserve with wetlands full of waterfowl.   The hike will take it from end to end, and then return on roads past the uncompleted nuclear structures to take a closer look while cutting the distance.  Families are welcomed on this flat walk, and kids could ride bicycles as an option.  Bring a day pack with water plus sunscreen and/or a good hat as there isn’t much shade.  Meet at the parking area in Phipps Bend at the end of Schmiede Road, Surgoinsville by 9 am.  We’ll finish up by lunch.