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

1-888-HIKE-TTA

or

(1-888-445-3882)

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

 

5-week Meeting Schedule

Mar 25. Highland Rim

Apr 16. Clarksville

Apr 22. Highland Rim


8-day Hike Schedule


Mar 25. (Sumner Trails)

Mar 26. (Nashville)

Mar 26. (Soddy Daisy)

Mar 27. (Plateau)

Mar 28. (Sumner Trails)

Mar 28. (Upper Cumberland)

Mar 29. (Highland Rim)

Mar 29. (Murfreesboro)

Mar 30. (Clarksville)

Mar 30. (East Tennessee)

Mar 30. (Nashville)

Mar 30. (Soddy Daisy)

Mar 30. (Upper Cumberland)

Apr 1. (All)

Apr 1.
Collins Gulf
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Apr 1.
Apr 3, Wednesday – CT New Section of Trail, ..More.. Apr 3, Wednesday – CT New Section of Trail, Hebbettsburg, TN.  Long Hike: This will be an in/out 6-7 miles of newly built trial off Peavine Rd heading North toward Devils Breakfast Table.  The trail ends at a water crossing.  Short Hike:  3-4+ miles in/out. Depart 7:30 am CT from Southwest parking lot of the VF outlet mall on Interstate Drive. Gas cost is $3. Those in the Fairfield Glade area may join the caravan at 7:45 am at the 4-way stop at the intersection of Peavine Road and Stonehenge Drive. Carpool cost is $2. Don’t forget tick/bug spray and sunscreen. Pack water, snacks and lunch.  For additional information contact the hike coordinator, Deb Westervelt, via email plateauhikes@tennesseetrails.org or text/call 931-267-2243.   Apr 6, Saturday – Big South Fork, Jamestown, TN-  Middle Creek and Slave Falls hike is 7 miles, rated moderate. The hike includes multiple un-named  rockhouses, Slave Falls, Indian Rockhouse and Needle Arch. This hike will require a short car shuttle. Bring a sack lunch to eat on the trail. Depart from Cracker Barrel’s rear lot at 7:45 a.m. CDT. Gas reimburse is $6.00.   Carpool cost is $6. Don’t forget tick/bug spray and sunscreen.  Pack water, snacks and lunch.  For additional information contact the hike coordinator, Deb Westervelt, at plateauhikes@tennesseetrails.org or text/call 931-267-2243.   Apr 10 – Wednesday – Big South Fork, Jamestown, TN-  John Muir Trail to Maude’s Crack. This will be a moderate 6 mile loop hike along No Business Creek.  Bring water shoes to wade through water.     https://www.nps.gov/biso/learn/historyculture/nobusiness.htm.   This loop that takes us in and out of No Business Gorge and past some of the most interesting natural and historical features found in the Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area, including a 100 feet climb through Maude’s Crack. There are relics of an early 20th century settlement along No Business Creek. The hike is rated moderate because of the rugged terrain, a stream crossing, and a 100’ climb or descent through Maude’s Crack.  Depart 7:30 am CT from Cracker Barrel’s rear lot in Crossville.  Carpool cost is $6.  Don’t forget tick/bug spray and sunscreen. Pack water, snacks and lunch.  For additional information contact the hike coordinator, Deb Westervelt, at plateauhikes@tennesseetrails.org or text/call 931-267-2243.    Apr 11, Thurs – Plateau Chapter Meeting.  This a working meeting for the Annual Conference.  Bring your ideas for fundraising, hike suggestions and speakers. Bring your own dinner.  Meet at 5pm CT at First United Methodist Church Annex, 69 Neecham Street, Crossville.  Contact Chapter Chair, Bruce Whitehead, 941-716-3620 or email plateau@tennesseetrails.org  for information.   Apr 17, Wednesday – CT Black Mountain New Section to Ozone, Crab Orchard, TN -  We will explore hiking total of 6 mi down/up Black Mountain toward Ozone Falls.  There is 1.8mi finished trail then a .5 gap, follow flags, to 1.2 mi of another section of finished trail. Short Hike:  Turn around at the end of l.8mi section.  Depart VF Outlet Mall at 7:30am CT.  Carpool cost is $3.  Don’t forget tick/bug spray and sunscreen.   Pack water, snacks and lunch.  Contact the hike coordinator, Deb Westervelt, via email plateauhikes@tennesseetrails.org or text/call 931-267-2243 for more info.   Apr 24 – Wedneday – Private Land Hike near Pine Orchard, TN.   We will be exploring private property.   Depart Carpool cost is $5.  Don’t forget tick/bug spray and sunscreen.   Pack water, snacks lunch.  For additional information contact the hike coordinator, Deb Westervelt, via email plateauhikes@tennesseetrails.org or text/call 931-267-2243.   Apr 27, Saturday – Smokie Mountains National Park -  Long Hike: 7 moderate miles making a loop on Little River, Husky Gap and Sugarland MT Trails.   Short Hike:  In and out 4.8 easy miles on Little River Trail.  Depart 7 am CT from Outlet Mall, Interstate Drive, west parking lot.  Carpool cost is $10. Don’t forget tick/bug spray and sunscreen. Pack water, snacks and lunch.  We will stop to eat dinner on the way home.  For additional information contact the hike coordinator Deb Westervelt, via text/call 931-267-2243 or email plateauhikes@tennesseetrails.org.
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