Prentice Cooper Adventure

FREE Spring Backpacking Trip

Normally $375 per person

April 8-10, 2022

3 days/2 Nights in the Prentice Cooper State Forest

Includes a 3-day, 2 night wilderness backpacking adventure. Since it is a free hike, you are responsible for your own meals and transportation. I do provide spiritual guidance  every morning and evening. You will experience spectacular views, enjoy some fairly easy hiking, and make memories of a lifetime!

This hike is rated easy to moderate


This is a 3-day, 2-night wilderness 12-mile backpacking loop in the beautiful Prentice Cooper State Forest, along the Tennessee River just north of Chattanooga, TN.


We’ll leave Huntsville AL at 10:00 AM on Friday, arriving at the Snoopers Rock Trailhead around 1:30 PM (ET) We’ll hike about 4 miles on day one, taking a lot of pictures on Snoopers Rock, then continue north going by the historic Indian House Rock, finally finishing at the Poplar Springs campsite. Day Two, we’ll backtrack and head west at Indian House Rock, taking the McMullen Loop and overlook trail, finishing about 7 miles at the Hemlock Branch campsite. Day 3 is a short one mile back to our vehicles, then we’ll head down into Chattanooga for lunch together!


No gear, no problem! You can rent all of your backpacking equipment from us for just $149 per person. Just click the button “Registration and Gear Rental” and we’ll get you set up with all the gear you need.

Hemlock Branch Campsite

Campfire time is good!