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Rocky Fork plans Sunday morning climb

From Staff Reports

Rise and shine for an early morning climb at Rocky Fork State Park on Sunday, March 28.

This free hike, which will be guided by Seasonal Interpretive Ranger Ethan Sane, will be held from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Participants will spend the morning hiking to Whitehouse Cliffs as the sun makes its way into the park. The view from the top of Whitehouse is second to none in the park and gives one a unique perspective of the region.

As hikers make their way to the top, Sane will discuss the native flora that exists along the way. Participants are asked to meet at the Interpretive Campfire area at 8:30 a.m.

The 2.4 mile round trip hike is described as strenuous. Hikers should be sure to wear durable footwear or boots. Pack snacks, water, or any other items that may be needed.

The land occupied by Rocky Fork State Park was designated a Tennessee State Park in October 2012, but the park wasn’t officially opened and staffed until May 2015. As of January 2019, Rocky Fork State Park has been named after U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander, who is now retired. For more information, call the park at (423) 271-1233.