Upcoming Chapter Meetings

May 14. Plateau

May 18. Highland Rim

Jun 2. Columbia/Franklin

7-day Hike Schedule


May 9. Meriwether Lewis Park (Natchez Trace Parkway), Hohenwald, ..More.. Meriwether Lewis Park (Natchez Trace Parkway), Hohenwald, TN; foot trail, 6 miles, moderate; meet 8:00 A.M. CT, Big Lots Parking Lot; ∼93 miles to trail head.    (Clarksville)

May 9. Twin Arches and Twin Arches Loop.  Join us on ..More.. Twin Arches and Twin Arches Loop.  Join us on a hike that combines two  trails.  The Twin Arches trail takes us to two arches at .7 miles.  The south arch is 70 feet high and 135 feet wide and the north arch is 51 feet high and 93 feet wide.  After viewing the arches we will start the Twin Arches Loop trail and pass through several large rock shelters where niter (saltpeter) mining took place.  At 2.6 miles we reach Jake’s place marked by a fallen chimney.  At 3.0 miles we reach Charit Creek Lodge which has been in operation since 1989.  Part of the lodge was built in 1817.  From the lodge it is about 1.6 miles back to the vehicles and on the way back we will go over the arches.  The total distance is about 5.5 miles with an elevation gain/loss of about 400 feet.  The trail is of moderate difficulty with two steep stairs and a short steep trail section.  We will meet at the Ingles Food Store, 215 Cedar Lane  off the Merchant’s Rd exit of I-75 North at 8:00am E.T. and leaving at 8:15am E.T.  We recommend appropriate clothing, a snack, a drink, a camera and $$$ for car pooling.  Pre-register with Rosie. (East Tennessee)

May 9. Cloudland Canyon State Park, Trenton, Georgia.  ..More.. Cloudland Canyon State Park, Trenton, Georgia.  Overlook Trail, Waterfalls Trail and West Rim Loop Trail. 7 miles, moderate.  $5.00 Parkpass fee per vehicle.  This hike has beautiful vistas, rugged geology, rhododendron, mountain laurel and two awesome waterfalls. The park, located on the western edge of Lookout Mountain, straddles a deep gorge cut into the mountain by combined waters of Bear and Daniel Creeks.  Contact Joan Hartvigsen at jhartvigs@comcast.net or 921-962-0811 for carpool information.  Cloudland Canyon State Park is only fifty minutes from Monteagle, just off Interstate 59.   (Highland Rim)

May 9. Pogue Creek Loop and Natural Bridge Trail. Near Pickett ..More.. Pogue Creek Loop and Natural Bridge Trail. Near Pickett State Park. 2.75 miles total. Easy. The newly acquired 3,000 acre Pogue Creek Canyon is a jewel in the crown of Tennessee State Natural Areas. Bring snacks and/or lunch and there’s the option to stop at the Golden Corral in Cookeville on the way home. (Murfreesboro)

May 9. Polly Branch Falls Trail, Bridgestone/Firestone Wilderness, ..More.. Polly Branch Falls Trail, Bridgestone/Firestone Wilderness, Sparta TN. 6-8 miles. Strenuous. We will hike the Polly Branch Falls Trail to the upper and lower falls, with options for hiking side trails to Bee Branch Falls and Jenny Branch Falls, as well as making a loop connection with the Chestnut Mountain Ranch Trail. This area is near Virgin Falls but gets much less foot traffic. Bring sturdy boots, clothing appropriate to the weather, water, and lunch. Carpool will leave the FedEx/Kinko parking lot on Donelson Road at 7:00 am CT. We should get to the trailhead around 9:00 am or so.     (Nashville)

May 9. Big Ridge State Park & River Bluff trail at Norris ..More.. Big Ridge State Park & River Bluff trail at Norris Dam State Park, Maynardville & Rocky Top, TN.  8 mile moderate hike (Plateau)

May 9. Sluder Lane to Big Soddy Creek.  Approximately ..More.. Sluder Lane to Big Soddy Creek.  Approximately 8 miles.  Strenuous.  Meet at Durham Street parking lot in Soddy Daisy at 8 a.m. (Soddy Daisy)

May 9. Black Mountain Segment of the Cumberland Trail, Crab ..More.. Black Mountain Segment of the Cumberland Trail, Crab Orchard, TN. The hike is 7 miles and rated moderate. We will begin the hike at the trailhead on HY 68 and hike to the top of Black Mt. At the top we will enjoy lunch at a sweeping overlook and explore the newly constructed portion of the Cumberland trail and the new trails through the boulder gardens. If time permits we will visit Windless Cave on the return trip down the mountain. For information and to register contact Pete Broehl. (Upper Cumberland)

May 12. Chapter Meeting. 6:00 pm. NOTE TIME CHANGE. This is ..More.. Chapter Meeting. 6:00 pm. NOTE TIME CHANGE. This is our planning meeting for July-December hikes. Bring a finger food to share and drinks will be provided. If you want to schedule a hike and cannot attend, contact the hike coordinator before the meeting. Email Jennifer Zahn at jenzahn@gmail.com or 615-943-8853. (Murfreesboro)

May 12. Falling Water Falls.  Approximately 5 miles.  ..More.. Falling Water Falls.  Approximately 5 miles.  Moderate.  Meet at Wal-Mart parking lot in Soddy Daisy at 9 a.m. (Soddy Daisy)

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