The City of Oak Ridge Wellness Committee and Oak Ridge Coordinated School Health invite the community to join them for their first activity of the new year on January 10, 2015, at 9:00am.  The January Jaunt is a beautiful hike/walk that will showcase the Gallaher Bend Greenway and Clark Center Park. 

The Gallaher Bend Greenway offers a quiet, forested trail with lovely vistas of Melton Lake. The total, round-trip distance of this hike is 4.5 miles, and 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 9:00am. 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 remain 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 provide 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.

For more information about the parks and greenways in Oak Ridge, please visit the City’s website at www.OakRidgeTN.gov. For more information about the hike, please contact Cindi Gordon at 865.425.3559.