Upcoming Chapter Meetings

Dec 14. Memphis

Dec 19. Clarksville

Jan 11. Plateau

7-day Hike Schedule


Dec 16. Clarksville Greenway, 5.2 or 9.2 miles, easy to moderate; ..More.. Clarksville Greenway, 5.2 or 9.2 miles, easy to moderate; meet 9:00 A.M. CT at the end of Pollard Road (Clarksville)

Dec 16. Knoxville Urban Wilderness - This hike is about 6 ..More.. Knoxville Urban Wilderness - This hike is about 6 miles, mostly through the woods, with rolling hills, one or two are steep but not very long.  The hike is rated as easy.  We recommend shoes to wear to and from the hike plus sturdy hiking shoes, other weather appropriate clothing, a snack, a drink and a camera.  You can view and print the map of the Urban Wilderness South Loop at the Outdoor Knoxville website (you will need the adobe PDF viewer to view and print the map).  The hike will be on the trails around Ross Marble Quarry and Mead’s Quarry.  The hike will include Imery’s, Turnbuckle, Burnett Ridge, Ross Marble and Tharp Trace trails.  We will meet in the Central Baptist Church of Bearden parking lot for car-pooling and leave at 9:00am ET.  If you prefer you can meet us at 9:30am ET at the parking lot for Meads Quarry (see the map referred to above).  After the hike plan on stopping on the way back for a meal and refreshments, perhaps at Calhoun’s or somewhere in South Knoxville.  For specific information about the hike, please call Tom Cressler. (East Tennessee)

Dec 16. Prentice Cooper State Forest, near Whitwell, TN.  ..More.. Prentice Cooper State Forest, near Whitwell, TN.  Easy hike to Snoopers Rock on the Mullens Cove Trail, 6.8 miles roundtrip. This hike offers views of the Tennessee River Gorge, rock bluffs, and cascading streams.  The bare rock promontory of Snoopers Rock offers a wide view of the Tennessee River Gorge and a great lunch spot!  Bring water, snacks, lunch, hiking poles and a light.  Wear sturdy hiking boots.  Contact our hike leader, Joan Hartvigsen, for carpool information, jhartvigs@comcast.net or 931-962-0811. (Highland Rim)

Dec 16. Upper Leggett trailhead to Rock Creek bridge and back.  ..More.. Upper Leggett trailhead to Rock Creek bridge and back.  Moderate.  Approximately 6 miles.  Meet at Durham Street parking lot in Soddy Daisy at 9 a.m. (Soddy Daisy)

Dec 16.  Virgin Falls,  DeRossett. This is a 9-mile ..More..  Virgin Falls,  DeRossett. This is a 9-mile strenuous hike to the 110 foot tall Virgin Falls. Along the way, we will pass a 30-foot waterfall, Big Laurel Falls. There is a stream crossing and some difficult footing on this hike, including the need to cross a rock field at Big Laurel Falls, so the hike may be canceled or changed due to high water. Therefore, register with hike leader to be informed of possible cancelation or changes. Bring snacks, water, lunch, and hiking boots. You can meet us at the US Bank across from McDonald’s in Sparta at 8:00.  To register   contact    Louise Miniard  931-239-5425John Nesbitt will be leading a backpacking group along with the hikers. The backpackers would begin hiking with the rest of the group. If you would like to backpack please contact John  John Nisbet <nisbetcle@gmail.com (Upper Cumberland)

Dec 19. Blue Blazes Trail at Mocassin Bend.  Approximately ..More.. Blue Blazes Trail at Mocassin Bend.  Approximately 2 miles.  Easy.  Meet at Food City parking lot in Red Bank at 9 a.m. (Soddy Daisy)

Dec 20. Burnt Mill Bridge. Our hike will be the Burnt ..More.. Burnt Mill Bridge. Our hike will be the Burnt Mill Bridge loop near Rugby. It will be about 5 mi with moderate terrain. Depart from Cracker Barrel 127 North at I-40 rear parking lot at 8:00 am CT.  Gas cost $5. We will stop for lunch at R.M. Brooks General Store in Rugby (if they are open).  (Plateau)

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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.

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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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