The University of Tennessee Arboretum Society presents a “Moonlight Hike” on Saturday, October 15, from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the UT Arboretum, 901 S. Illinois Avenue in Oak Ridge. Please note that this event is limited to ages 10 and above.


Join the group as they walk Arboretum trails by the light of the silvery moon. The program will begin at the Visitors Center near the parking lot at 7:30 p.m. The two mile round trip hike will be led by experienced volunteers.


There will be a full moon on October 15. Moonrise will begin at 7:02 p.m. that evening, so the moon will have risen above the trees by the time the program has concluded.


Participants will listen for owls and other night creatures as they journey through the woods. There will be a telescope available for anyone who wants a closer look at the night sky. Maybe the “Man in the Moon” will be seen.


Light refreshments will be served. Bring a flashlight if desired. Wear sturdy shoes with good support as the trail surface can be uneven with roots and rocks.  Long pants and bug repellent are also recommended.


A suggested $5 donation per car will help the Arboretum Society support the Arboretum.


The hike will be cancelled in the event of rain or very cloudy skies. Check our Facebook page for a cancellation notice, which will be posted by 5:30 p.m.  Call the Arboretum office during regular hours at 483-3571 with questions.


To learn more about this lecture or the UT Arboretum Society, go to For more information on the program, call 483-3571.