Upcoming Chapter Meetings

Jun 7. Columbia/Franklin

Jun 21. Clarksville

Jun 27. Highland Rim

Jun 28. Nashville

7-day Hike Schedule


May 31. Heiss Mountain to Possum Creek and back.  Approximately ..More.. Heiss Mountain to Possum Creek and back.  Approximately 3 miles.  Moderate.  Meet at Durham Street parking lot in Soddy Daisy at 9 a.m. (Soddy Daisy)

Jun 1. June 6 - Social at Moby Dickies 155 Sanders Ferry ..More.. June 6 - Social at Moby Dickies 155 Sanders Ferry Rd, Hendersonville.  We will gather at 6:30 PM for drinks, dinner and conversation.  For more info contact Sally or Barbara (Sumner Trails)

Jun 4. National Trails Day; A project will be announced; ..More.. National Trails Day; A project will be announced; meet 8:00 A.M. CT, at Kroger parking area, Dover Crossing Road, Clarksville. (Clarksville)

Jun 4. June 4, 2016 is National Trails Day.  National ..More.. June 4, 2016 is National Trails Day.  National Park Service and the Natchez Trace Parkway Association are sponsoring a work and information day on Saturday, June 4, at Garrison Creek Historical site on The Natchez Trace at Mile Marker 427.6.  Garrison Creek Site is located about 12 miles south of the intersection of the Trace and Highway 96.  Trail maintenance goes from 8 a.m. until lunch. Then there are seminars and hiking.  Tommy Haskins plans to work on the overgrown entrance which will involve taking down a split rail fence and sling blading, and he would appreciate help with this.   He recommends bringing your boots, gloves, insect spray, hand tools, and drink /snacks/ lunch.  Contact Tommy Haskins at swissman10@hotmail.com. (Columbia/Franklin)

Jun 4. National Trails Day.  Our Chapter will celebrate ..More.. National Trails Day.  Our Chapter will celebrate National Trails Day 2016 with a Work Day on the Fiery Gizzard Trail in South Cumberland State Park, Tracy City.  For more information contact Naullain Kendrick naullain@hotmail.com or 931-224-6225. (Highland Rim)

Jun 4. June 4   We will make an overnight outing ..More.. June 4   We will make an overnight outing to Savage Gulf State Natural Area, taking in Greeter Falls and Stone Door. (This hike originally was scheduled for April 30, but was rained out.)  There will be at least two choices of routes that you can take, around 8 or 10 miles in length.  For those who stay over a second night, we also will arrange a short hike on Sunday.   A number of our group will be staying Friday evening at the Super 8 Motel in Monteagle.  Camping is also an option.  Whichever you choose, we will meet at 9 am Saturday at the Stone Door Ranger Station.  Please give Melinda as much advance notice as you can if you would like to join us.  Also, please make arrangements through Melinda if you wish to carpool from Jackson. (Jackson)

Jun 4. National Trails Day. Barfield Crescent Park. 5.5 miles ..More.. National Trails Day. Barfield Crescent Park. 5.5 miles rated moderate. We’ll start out on the Marshall Knob trail behind the Wilderness Station and take the short Rocky Path and Valley View loops. Then we’ll continue on the Marshall Knob trail that goes along the West Fork Stones River. Meet in the Wilderness Station parking lot at 9:00 am to begin our hike.   (Murfreesboro)

Jun 4. Honey Creek / Big South Fork National Recreation Area, ..More.. Honey Creek / Big South Fork National Recreation Area, near Rugby TN. 5 miles. This is a strenuous hike through creeks, over boulders, and up steep and rugged terrain.  But, there will also be great overviews, waterfalls, and interesting geological features.  Bring water, snacks/lunch, waterproof boots with ankle support, and clothing appropriate for the weather that day.  There is an option after the hike to stop for food in Rugby or somewhere along the road back to Nashville.  The total time commitment could be up to 12 hours: Driving up, hiking 5 difficult miles, dinner, and then driving back.     (Nashville)

Jun 4. National Trails Day Hike:  Daddy’s Creek ..More.. National Trails Day Hike:  Daddy’s Creek section of the Cumberland Trail, Hebbertsburg.  This is an in and out hike of approximately 6 miles on a newly constructed section of the Cumberland Trail.  The hike is rated moderate due to the length, but is fairly flat, except for the gentle descent into the Daddy’s Creek Gorge.   At about 1 ½ miles, we come to an overlook of the gorge, and then at about 2 miles, we reach Daddy’s Creek.  The trail follows Daddy’s Creek for about another 1 ½ miles to the site of a fire ring.    Along this section, the creek is to one side and there are several rock ledges along the other side.   Come celebrate National Trails Day and hike the trail that was built with a combination of a mechanized Ditch Witch, paid trail crew and volunteer labor.   If there is sufficient interest, a shortened version of this hike may be offered.  However, to reach the creek would be about 4 miles in and out.  To carpool, depart from Cracker Barrel in Crossville at 8 AM.    Bring water, wear appropriate shoes/boots, and bring snacks.    (Plateau)

Jun 4. Flipper Bend  Approximately 8 miles.  Strenuous.  ..More.. Flipper Bend  Approximately 8 miles.  Strenuous.  Meet at WalMart parking lot in Soddy Daisy at 8 a.m.  (Soddy Daisy)

Jun 4. June 4 National Trails Day White House Greenway "Hike ..More.. June 4 National Trails Day White House Greenway "Hike With The Mayors"- 4 Miles Easy.  County Executive Anthony Holt and White House Mayor Mike Arnold will lead a 4 mile walk on the White House greenway.  This hike is sponsored by Sumner Trails Chapter and the Hendersonville Rotary Club to commemorate Nation Trails day.  Since 1993 the first Saturday of June has been known as National Trails Day, encouraging the public nationwide to seek out, discover, learn about, and celebrate America’s Trail system.  National trails Day was begun by the American Hiking Society.  Sumner County continues with the development and construction of trails that will ultimately connect parts of the county, providing safe and healthy opportunities for residents and guests. The White House greenway is paved so you won’t need your boots for this one.  Meet in the parking lot of White House High School at 10 AM CDT.  For carpooling from Hendersonville meet at First Presbyterian Chuirch at 9:15 AM CDT.  For further info contact the hike leaders.  (Sumner Trails)

Jun 5. Tennessee River Gorge Paddle, Nickajack Lake, near ..More.. Tennessee River Gorge Paddle, Nickajack Lake, near Chattanooga.  Sunday morning we will paddle through the beautiful Tennessee River Gorge from Suck Creek to Raccoon Mountain, 9 miles.  Bring a lot of water, snacks, lunch, hat, sun glasses, sunscreen, binoculars and camera.  Plan to wear your PFD.  We will meet at the Such Creek Boat Ramp at 8:00 a.m. CT (9:00 a.m. ET) to arrange a shuttle.  Contact Joan Hartvigsen at jhartvigs@comcast.net or 931-962-0811 to register. (Highland Rim)

Jun 5. Beaman Park, Joelton TN. 6 miles. Moderate. Get outside  ..More.. Beaman Park, Joelton TN. 6 miles. Moderate. Get outside  and come hike the lovely hills and dales of Beaman Park. Nestled in the northwest corner of Davidson County, the area was once known as Paradise Ridge, named for the Paradise brothers. It has morphed from a homesteading and moonshining area, to a hunting preserve to what it is today; a wild and rugged Metro Park, where opportunities to enjoy nature abound. Come experience the solitude and serenity while hiking the forested slopes of Beaman Park. Bring water, snacks and wear hiking boots.  (Nashville)

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Most recent archive is: 2016-03-22.

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!


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