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Muddy Boots - Seven Islands Birding Park
Lakeside Real Estate Group
100 Chota Center
Loudon, Tennessee 37774
(865) 458-9600

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Monday, February 08, 2021, 9:00 AM EDT
Category: New Villagers

Muddy Boots Hike - Seven Islands Birding Park

Muddy Boots Hike – Seven Islands Birding Park

Hike Description: We will be combining three trails for this hike.  The first trail, The Upland Loop (2.0 miles) includes a moderate climb in open pasture/meadow ground, to the top of a ridge with beautiful views of the French Broad River Basin.  We will then proceed onto the Island Loop which includes crossing the newly constructed pedestrian bridge onto the island where we will walk the Island Loop (1.6 miles), a level scenic walk along the river that potentially features many species of birds.  We will then return to the park center via the blacktop trail before proceeding onto the Hickory Ridge Trail (0.9 miles).  This woodland trail includes a moderate climb of 250 ft. to another scenic overlook before looping back to the original starting area.  This trail has many roots and some rocks and is somewhat more difficult, although still easy to moderate overall.  For those who would like to shorten their hike, or avoid the second hill climb, it is easy to return to your vehicle before beginning this segment. 

Length of Hike: 5.0 miles

Elevation Change: 453 Ft

Rating: Easy to Moderate

Departure: 9:00 a.m. Chota Center parking lot, across from the gas station

Location/Distance/Drive Time:  2809 Kelly Lane, Kodak, TN, One-hour drive time. 

Muddy Boots Coordinators:

Lisa Worner        Ph:  319-269-4839  / [email protected]
Don Worner        Ph:  913-912-2984  / [email protected] 

COVID 19 Protocols:  Until conditions improve, we will be social distancing before, during, and after all hikes.  Masks are recommended but not required while hiking.  Carpooling is discouraged. 

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