Upcoming Chapter Meetings

Apr 7. Columbia/Franklin

Apr 7. Jackson

Apr 9. Plateau

Apr 21. Clarksville

Apr 27. Highland Rim

7-day Hike Schedule


Apr 3. Good Friday Hike, Millennium Trail and Merritt Ridge ..More.. Good Friday Hike, Millennium Trail and Merritt Ridge Trail.  8 miles total.  Moderate.  Edgar Evans State Park, Silver Point, TN.  This is a joint hike with the Murfreesboro Chapter.  We will enjoy great views of Center Hill Lake and abundant wildflowers.  Bring water, snacks and lunch.  Wear sturdy hiking boots and bring hiking sticks.  Contact Joan Hartvigsen at jhartvigs@comcast.net or 931-962-0811 for carpool information. (Highland Rim)

Apr 3. Good Friday Hike. Merritt Ridge Trail. Edgar Evins ..More.. Good Friday Hike. Merritt Ridge Trail. Edgar Evins State Park. Silver Point, TN. 8 miles. Moderate. Beautiful trail along the shoreline of Center Hill Lake. (Murfreesboro)

Apr 4. No Hike, Easter weekend. (Clarksville)

Apr 4. Seven Island State Birding Park.  This park is ..More.. Seven Island State Birding Park.  This park is Tennessee’s newest park.  It is a 416 acre park that was established in the 1990s by private donors and jointly managed as Seven Islands Wildlife Refuge by a local foundation and Knox County.  In the fall of 2013, it was designated as a state park effective September 2013 with the grand opening July 2014.  The park, on former farmland, includes the Kelly Bend peninsula along the French Broad River.  Habitats include wooded hills, an intermittent stream, and several fields being restored to native warm-season grasses.  More than 180 species of birds have been sighted in the park.  We will hike the outside loop about 5 miles.  The views are great and you can see Smoky Mountains and Mount LeConte.  The hike is mostly easy with rolling hills.  This is a hike that almost anyone can do, so join us as we hike this magnificent park.  We will meet at the Cracker Barrel at Strawberry Plains Exit off I-40 east and leave there at 9:00am ET. Be sure to bring $’s for carpooling, snacks, water, camera and appropriate clothing.  Please pre-register with Rosie. (East Tennessee)

Apr 4. Eat-Hike-Eat Hike, Beckwith’s Point Trail, Piney ..More.. Eat-Hike-Eat Hike, Beckwith’s Point Trail, Piney Point Overlook Trail, Shakerag Hollow Trail, 4 mile loop. Sewanee, TN.  Moderate with a short, steep ascent up to Green’s View. Meet our leader, Joan Hartvigsen at 9:00 a.m. CT at the Blue Chair Restaurant in Sewanee for breakfast or 9:30 a.m. if you just want to hike.  Green’s View offers a superb view of Roark’s Cove.  Shakerag Hollow is famous for Trilliums and other spring wildflowers.  Piney Point is a striking promontory that boasts a sweeping view out over Shakerag Hollow and Roark’s Cove.  Native shortleaf pine is dominant in this area.  Bring water and snacks.  Wear sturdy hiking boots.  Hiking sticks are recommended.  Let Joan know you are coming:  jhartvigs@comcast.net or 931-962-0811. (Highland Rim)

Apr 4. We will meet in Overton Park at 9 am for a short hike ..More.. We will meet in Overton Park at 9 am for a short hike in the Old Growth Forest. Hike will begin at the entrance to the forest near the golf house. There is a parking lot and pavilion next to the the forest entrance. Contact ttamemphis@gmail.com for details/questions. (Memphis)

Apr 4. Short Springs State Natural Area, Tullahoma, TN. 3 ..More.. Short Springs State Natural Area, Tullahoma, TN. 3 miles. Moderate. Join us for waterfalls and wildflowers as we travel to one of the best hiking destinations in Middle Tennessee. We will pass by clear streams that form Busby Falls and the 60 foot drop at Machine Falls. Our next stop is the Wildflower Loop, home of two rare state-listed flowers, nestronia and the broad-leaved bunchflower. It is always interesting to see what is in bloom! If there is time and interest, we will stop at nearby Rutledge Falls on the return trip home. Bring sturdy hiking boots, snacks, water, and lunch. A hiking stick is useful on the steep hill down to the falls. (Nashville)

Apr 4. Devils Race Track to Eagle Bluff section of the Cumberland ..More.. Devils Race Track to Eagle Bluff section of the Cumberland Trail.  9.2 mile moderate hike.  (Plateau)

Apr 4. Snow Falls.  Approximately 10 miles. Strenuous.  ..More.. Snow Falls.  Approximately 10 miles. Strenuous.  Meet at Durham Street parking lot in Soddy Daisy at 8 a.m (Soddy Daisy)

Apr 4. Across the Gulf, Savage Gulf State Natural Area, Beersheba ..More.. Across the Gulf, Savage Gulf State Natural Area, Beersheba Springs, TN. We will start at the Stone Door Ranger Station and cross the gulf to Hobb's Cabin. We will then hike the length of the North Rim Trail and end our hike at the Savage Gulf Ranger Station. The hike is 17 miles and rated strenuous.  For those wanting a shorter hike, a shortcut can be taken for a total hike of around 14 to 15 miles. For hike and carpool information, and to register, contact Gary Kimbrell. (Upper Cumberland)

Apr 6. April 6 - Chapter Meeting at Casa Vieja Mexican Grill ..More.. April 6 - Chapter Meeting at Casa Vieja Mexican Grill located at 711 E Main St. #101, Hendersonville.  Come join us for dinner and a fun evening at 6:30PM. (Sumner Trails)

Apr 7. Blue Blazes.  Approximately 3 miles.  Easy.  ..More.. Blue Blazes.  Approximately 3 miles.  Easy.  Meet at Bi-Lo parking lot in Red Bank at 9 a.m. (Soddy Daisy)

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Most recent archive is: 2013-04-28.

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!


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