Alum Cave Peregrine Falcons

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Saturday June 10

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7:00 AM  –  2:30 PM

We're making this hike especially to look for and observe Peregrine Falcons and hopefully their young in and around Inspiration Point and Alum Cave Bluff.  The young should have fledged by this time and hope they will be flying for us! We'll also be watching and listening for other key high elevations breeding birds of this area.

Guide: Keith Watson


Activity Rating: Moderate - At this Branch Out hike, you will have a medium-impact experience requiring some extended periods of physical exertion.


Distance: 5 miles


Meeting Location: Alum Cave Bluffs Trailhead


Settings & Terrain:

•       Mountainous trails

•       Some steep ascents and descents.

•       Potential hazards, including exposed roots, downed trees, and rocks

•       Potential wildlife presence, including large fauna, insects, and snakes


Personal Considerations:

This Branch Out event is designed for hikers who:

•       are comfortable with extended periods of exertion

•       can independently navigate physically challenging and unplanned situations

•       are comfortable climbing over or under trees and crossing waterways

•       possess the skills and gear required to be safe on the trail, even during inclement weather


Recommended Gear:

•       Comfortable and sturdy shoes or boots.

•       Food and plenty of water.

•       Binoculars if you have them.


AllTrails Map: View map


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Event Disclaimer: This information has been designed to be as accurate as possible; however, all programs are subject to change for multiple reasons, including weather.




How Our Fees Work


Member Fee: $65

If you have an Individual membership and would like to bring a spouse/partner, please upgrade to a Family membership prior to ticket purchase.


Hemlock members: your discount will be applied at Checkout.

Please note: Hemlock Individual memberships are limited to one registration per Branch Out event. Hemlock Family members are limited to two registrations per Branch Out event. No-shows may result in future registration cancellations.


Guest Fee: $100

As a member, you are encouraged to bring along a guest. This fee includes admission to this event and an Individual Buckeye membership for your guest.


Non-Member Fee: Not available. Branch Out events are offered exclusively to GSMA members. Please purchase a membership prior to joining this event.


Questions about this event? Call 865.436.7318 extension 257 or 349 or email our Membership Department.

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