It has been almost two years since the UT Arboretum Society has held a Third Saturday Hike due to Covid-19 closings. The organization is excited to announce the resumption of the hikes beginning February 19th at the UT Arboretum in Oak Ridge, 901 S. Illinois Avenue. Enjoy over 260 acres of forest and trails in this lovely wooded setting.
Our theme for February is a newcomer’s hike. Everyone is welcome to participate in this FREE guided hike. Newcomers to the area, newcomers to the UT Arboretum and newcomers to hiking are encouraged to join as well as previous participants. The hikes have been a staple of the UT Arboretum and UT Arboretum Society for over 13 years This is a great opportunity to “walk off” the food and festivities of the Super Bowl and the Olympics.
No registration is needed. Meet to join the hike that begins at 9am outside the UT Arboretum Visitors Center. The group will then leave for a guided hike that will be around two miles. The Visitors Center will not be open but portable restrooms are available in the parking lot area.
Please wear clothes appropriate to the weather and boots or good shoes for outdoor walking. We aim for this hike to be suitable for all, but the difficulty level of the hike is dependent on individual fitness. Be sure to bring a water bottle to stay hydrated as you hike. No pets, please. Due to ongoing research projects on our grounds, we are unable to allow pets.