Spring Hike at Hampton Creek Cove S.N.A.
May 1 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Hike Leaders: Monica Johnson, Park Manager Roan Mountain State Park & Robin Peeler, TSP East TN Area Manager.
The hike will be an easy to moderate 3-miles round trip. We will stop for lunch half way. Bring a sack lunch, snacks and water to drink. Don’t forget your CAMERA!
The Birchfield Trail follows the Left Prong through pasture and forest. The trail traverses a northern hardwood forest community on mid and upper slopes where yellow birch, striped maple, northern red oak, and tulip popular are dominant species. Wear sturdy shoes and layered clothing as the temps tend to be chilly this time of year in the mountains.
The hike is FREE, but registration is required for this event. Donations are accepted for this event.
Directions for Hampton Creek Cove:
760 Hampton Creek Rd, Roan Mountain, TN 37687
From Elizabethton, Tennessee, take U.S. Highway 321/19E through Hampton, Tennessee and then continue on 19E to the Town of Roan Mountain. From the Town of Roan Mountain, take State Route 143 south toward Roan Mountain State Park. You will immediately cross a bridge over the Doe River. Just after that bridge, turn left onto Stratton Street. At the first stop sign, turn right, then bear left at the big curve on West Street and travel by the old commercial district buildings of Roan Mountain. Just past these old buildings, take the first right on Old Highway 143, then take the first left turn onto the bridge that crosses the creek (across from the old school building), and follow it to Hampton Creek Cove. The parking area is on the left not far past Gray’s Chapel Church, approximately three miles from the Town of Roan Mountain.