What is Tennessee Trails?

The Tennessee Trails Association is a non-profit (501c3) organization, founded in 1968, whose mission is to promote the development of a state wide system of hiking trails.

Throughout the year, TTA members enjoy the many hiking opportunities afforded by the hundreds of miles of Tennessee Trails. You can do the same. If you like to hike, or think you would, check out our calendar and come hike with us!

Many TTA members also volunteer their time and energy to build and maintain trails on both public and private land throughout Tennessee. If you would like to be a part of this great effort, check out our volunteer opportunities and come work with us!


For more information, e-mail your name and complete mailing address to our membership director, or send by regular mail to:

Tennessee Trails Association
P.O. Box 41446
Nashville, TN 37204-1446

Or, call our toll-free information request line at

1-888-HIKE-TTA

or

(1-888-445-3882)

and leave your name, mailing address, email address, and telephone number.

 

 

Check out TTA's new Bylaws

 

 

Check out TTA's new Leadership Structure

 

Upcoming Chapter Meetings

Jun 12. Murfreesboro

Jun 19. Clarksville

Jun 23. Clarksville

Jun 25. Highland Rim


8-day Hike Schedule


May 22. (Nashville)

May 22. (Soddy Daisy)

May 23. (Plateau)

May 26. (Clarksville)

May 26.
Laurel-Snow State Natural Area, part of the Cumberland ..More.. Laurel-Snow State Natural Area, part of the Cumberland Trail.   Dayton, TN.   10.5 miles.  Moderate to difficult because of distance and stream crossings. Joint hike with the Murfreesboro Chapter.  We will follow the main trail along Richland Creek, then proceed on to Snow Falls  We will visit Dunn Overlook on the way out and Buzzard Point on the way back. The hike has a beautiful beginning section along Richland Creek, which is a large creek featuring cascades and huge boulders along with that musical sound of falling water. We will need to cross Laurel Creek since there is no bridge at this time. This could mean rock hopping or stream fording, depending on the water level.  So all hikers need to come prepared with water shoes and trekking poles for balance. An impressive suspension bridge spans Richland Creek a little further on. Expect some moderate climbs. At the campsite near Snow Falls we have a view of the falls, but to proceed to the actual falls we must cross Morgan Creek.  This might be a difficult crossing because the water can become quite deep and swift with seasonal rains. It’s possible we’ll have to turn back at this point if it’s not fordable. On the return we’ll go out to Buzzard Point along a side dirt road. This is a magnificent rocky overlook jutting out over the gorges created by Morgan Creek and Richland Creek. We can see where both gorges come together from this view point. Then we’ll return to the main trail via a short side trail and return the way we came from that point on. Come prepared with plenty of water for an all day hike, hearty snacks and/or lunch. Hiking boots, trekking poles and water shoes are a must. Contact Marietta Poteet, nannietta@blomand.net or 931-924-7666.
(Highland Rim)

May 26.
Snow Falls Hike/Laurel-Snow State Natural Area. This ..More.. Snow Falls Hike/Laurel-Snow State Natural Area. This is rated moderate to difficullt due to distance and stream crossings. Joint hike with the Highland Rim Chapter. This hike is just slightly over 10 miles.The plan is to leave from the Dayton, TN trail head and follow the main trail along Richland Creek, which is a large creek featuring mini falls and huge boulders along with the musical sounds of falling water.We will need to cross Laurel Creek since there is no bridge at this time. This could mean rock hopping or stream fording, depending on the water level, so all hikers need to come prepared with water shoes and trekking poles for balance.An impressive suspension bridge spans Richland Creek a little further on. There is evidence along the way of past logging and mining activity and we will pass the remains of a dam that was used to create a water reservoir for the city of Dayton.Expect some moderate climbs. Also, once we arrive at the campsite near Snow Falls we will have a view of the falls, but to proceed to the actual falls will require crossing Morgan Creek. This could be a difficult crossing as the water can become quite deep and swift with seasonal rains. It is possible that we will be forced to turn back at this point if it is not fordable.The campsite will provide a good lunch spot. On the return, we will go out to Buzzard Point along a side dirt road. This is a magnificent rocky overlook jutting out over the gorges created by Morgan Creek and Richland Creek. You can see where both gorges come together from this viewpoint. Then we will return to the main trail via a short side trail and return the way we came from that point on.Come prepared with plenty of water for an all day hike, hearty snacks and/or lunch. Good hiking boots, water shoes and trekking poles are a must. Contact Jan Safavi for any questions or for carpool information.
(Murfreesboro)

May 26. (Plateau)

May 26. (Soddy Daisy)

May 27. (Nashville)

May 29. (Soddy Daisy)

News Items

Most recent archive is: 2016-03-22.

Shop Amazon for great deals and to earn commissions for TTA!