Upcoming Chapter Meetings

Jul 28. Nashville

Aug 13. Plateau

Aug 18. Clarksville

Aug 24. Highland Rim

Aug 25. Nashville

7-day Hike Schedule


Jul 28. Elsie Holmes.  Approximately 3 miles.  Easy ..More.. Elsie Holmes.  Approximately 3 miles.  Easy to moderate.  Meet at Target parking lot on Hwy 153 at 9 a.m. (Soddy Daisy)

Jul 30. Nickajack Bat Cave Paddle.  Nickajack Lake, New ..More.. Nickajack Bat Cave Paddle.  Nickajack Lake, New Hope, TN.  Don Deakins has organized a paddle from Maple View Boat Ramp on Nickajack Lake (aka Tennessee River) to Nickajack Cave to observe bats flying from the cave at dusk.  We will meet at Maple View Boat Ramp at 6:00 p.m. CDT.  This will allow time to explore the shoreline before dusk.  Nickajack Wildlife Refuge is located where we will be paddling.  Osprey, Great Blue Heron and Kingfishers are frequently seen here.  July 31 is a full moon.  Remember to bring lights for your boat.  Hiking headlamps will be sufficient.  Nickajack Cave is ¼ mile from Maple View Boat Ramp.  Directions to Maple View Boat Public Use Area from Monteagle.  Drive about 17.4 miles on Interstate 24 East.  Take Exit 152 toward South Pittsburg.  Turn right onto U.S 72.  Drive about 2 miles on U.S. 72 then turn left onto TN 156 East.  Drive 5.5 miles on TN 156 East.  Then turn right onto Maple View Road.  Contact Joan Hartvigsen at jhartigs@comcast.net if you plan to join us. (Highland Rim)

Aug 1. Beaman Park, Highland Trail, 5.8 miles, moderate; ..More.. Beaman Park, Highland Trail, 5.8 miles, moderate; meet 8:00 A.M. CT, Madison Street Kmart parking lot; ∼32 miles to trail head.   (Clarksville)

Aug 1.  Foster Falls to Grundy Forest Trailhead on Fiery ..More..  Foster Falls to Grundy Forest Trailhead on Fiery Gizzard Trail, Tracy City, TN.  13 miles.  Moderate but difficult in places.  Marietta Poteet will lead a joint hike with the Friends of South Cumberland State Park Waterfall Challenge and Tennessee Trails Association.  The waterfalls are Foster Falls and Adams Falls.  We will hike the entire length of Fiery Gizzard Trail from Foster Falls to the Grundy Forest trailhead in Tracy City.  This hike is difficult because of the thirteen miles and the rocky descent/ascent through Laurel Gorge.  This beautiful hike features several waterfalls and many overlooks all along the trail.  This is a shuttle hike so we will meet at the Grundy Forest trailhead in Tracy City, leave cars there and shuttle to the Foster Falls parking lot to begin our hike.  Be at the Grundy Forest trailhead by 9:00 a.m. CT.  Please wear good hiking boots and bring hiking poles, a light, snacks, lunch and plenty of water for this all day hike.  Please register for this hike by calling Marietta at 931-924-7666 or email nannietta@blomand.net. (Highland Rim)

Aug 1. Backpack Fiery Gizzard - 12.5 Miles - Difficult.  ..More.. Backpack Fiery Gizzard - 12.5 Miles - Difficult.  The first part of the trail to Ravens Point is very difficult, but there’s the option to take the Dog Hole trail and rendezvous at the junction. The next part is fairly easy until we reach Laurel Gorge. The trail drops into a deep tributary of Little Gizzard Creek. Then we make the steep climb up to Small Wild at 10.3 miles where we will camp. The next morning, we will hike 2.2 miles to the Foster Falls parking area. A shuttle set up will be necessary.  (Murfreesboro)

Aug 1. Beaman Park, Joelton, TN.  3.5 miles. easy.  ..More.. Beaman Park, Joelton, TN.  3.5 miles. easy.  We will meet at the Nature Center on Old Hickory Blvd and hike an easy 2.7 miles on the Sedge Trail and Henry Hollow Loop.  Upon reaching the creek at the end of the loop we will do a "creek hike" up the creek back to the Sedge Trail for another .7 miles and return to the Nature Center.  Bring water, snacks, water shoes for wading and a good stick for balance. (Nashville)

Aug 1. Nickajack connector trail.  Approximately 6 miles.  ..More.. Nickajack connector trail.  Approximately 6 miles.  Moderate.  Meet at Bi-Lo parking lot in Red Bank at 8 a.m.  There is a $5 parking fee. (Soddy Daisy)

Aug 3. Aug 3 - Chapter Meeting - 7PM CT at The Rudder Restaurant ..More.. Aug 3 - Chapter Meeting - 7PM CT at The Rudder Restaurant located at Anchor High Marina, 128 River Road in Hendersonville.  Come join us for tall tales of summer hikes and planning adventures to come.  Dutch treat, lakeside dining and if we are lucky.a cool evening.  RSVP to Al Ballenger. (Sumner Trails)

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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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