Who are we?


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




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


5-week Meeting Schedule

Oct 22. Highland Rim

Oct 23. Nashville

Nov 6. Columbia/Franklin

Nov 20. Clarksville

8-day Hike Schedule

Oct 20. (Clarksville)

Oct 20. (East Tennessee)

Oct 20. (Highland Rim)

Oct 20. (Memphis)

Oct 20.
CT Signal Mountain Trail to Mushroom Rock, Signal ..More.. CT Signal Mountain Trail to Mushroom Rock, Signal Mountain, TN Signal Mountain is one of the southern sections of the Cumberland Trail with features including Julia Falls, various rock formations and overlooks, including Edwards Point with its spectacular view of the "Grand Canyon of the Tennessee." The hikers will lunch at one of the overlooks. The trail follows bluff tops and ridges 1,800 and 2,000 ft. above sea level, drops into ravines lush with hemlocks towering over tangled growths of laurel and rhododendron before meeting the short trail hikers at Mushroom rock and continuing down the gorge, crossing Suck Creek over a swinging bridge, and continuing out of the gorge to Hwy 27. Our hike begins at Signal Point after our car shuttle drops us off. It is an 8.4 mile hike rated strenuous due to length, elevation up and down, rocky terrain and requires good hiking boots.   The shorter option 2 mile hike will be from Hwy 27 on a gradual rocky up and then descending 400’ along switchbacks into the gorge, crossing Suck Creek over a swinging bridge and gradually ascending 300’ to Mushroom Rock, a 20-foot-high sandstone pedestal rock of the Sewanee conglomerate. The short trail hikers will find a lunch spot and relax at Mushroom Rock till the Signal Mountain hikers arrive and the entire group continue back down to Hwy 27. The shorter hike is 6 miles rated strenuous due to elevation change.  Bring plenty of water, snack and lunch.  Meet at Trinity Tabernacle Church on Hwy 127 South in Crossville at 7:30am CT.  Gas cost $8.

Oct 20. (Soddy Daisy)

Oct 20. (Upper Cumberland)

Oct 21. (Columbia/Franklin)

Oct 21. (Highland Rim)

Oct 23. (Soddy Daisy)

Oct 24. (Plateau)

Oct 25. (Sumner Trails)

Oct 26. (Highland Rim)

News Items

Most recent archive is: 2018-06-01.

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