The City of Oak Ridge Wellness Committee and Oak Ridge Coordinated School Health will kick off the new year with a January Jaunt at Gallaher Bend Greenway and Clark Center Park. The community is invited to take part, a press release said.
The January Jaunt is a beautiful hike and walk that will showcase the greenway and park, the press release said. It will start at 9 a.m. January 10.
“The Gallaher Bend Greenway offers a quiet, forested trail with lovely vistas of Melton Lake,” the release said.
The total, round-trip distance of this hike is 4.5 miles, and it is considered easy to moderate in difficulty. The hike is expected to take about two-and-a-half hours, and walkers will leave promptly at 9 a.m. Hikers should park at the winter trail head just east of the swimming area in Clark Center Park.
Because the hike is on federal land, users must stay on the trail and obey all postings. The trail is gravel, with a natural path around the loop, as well as a short paved section before the entrance of the trail. Although it is handicapped accessible, the gravel surface inhibits wheelchair access. Please note, participation for all is done so at your own risk.
The City of Oak Ridge Wellness Committee and Oak Ridge Coordinated School Health have teamed up together to offer healthy activities for city and school employees, while also promoting the wonderful greenways and recreational areas in and around Oak Ridge. The committee welcomes participation from the community, the press release said.
For more information about the parks and greenways in Oak Ridge, visit the City’s website at www.OakRidgeTN.gov. For more information about the hike, contact Cindi Gordon at (865) 425-3559.