Upcoming Chapter Meetings

Sep 5. Columbia/Franklin

Sep 14. Plateau

Sep 19. Clarksville

7-day Hike Schedule

Aug 22. Chapter meeting. REI. Brentwood TN. 7:00 pm.  Tonight ..More.. Chapter meeting. REI. Brentwood TN. 7:00 pm.  Tonight is our ninth annual "Show and Tell" meeting. Join us for a fun evening of personal accounts of hiking adventures in Tennessee and beyond. You’re invited to bring photos on a thumb drive (preferred, using the chapter’s laptop and projector) or CD, Show us where you’ve been and what you saw! Remember, some of the very best adventures are close to home. Please let Nora Beck know in advance that you’re planning to be a show-er and teller so that time can be allotted fairly to all presenters - we’ll have approximately 1 1/2 hours total time. Come and pique our interest as cooler weather  approaches - inspiration is always welcome!  (Nashville)

Aug 23. Cumberland Trail Catoosa Section Hike from the bridge ..More.. Cumberland Trail Catoosa Section Hike from the bridge at Devils Breakfast Table going South to waterfall, overlook, to the end of the trail, and back for 5-6 moderate miles. Pack water, snacks and lunch. Carpool cost is $2. Non-Fairfield Glade hikers will depart and carpool from the Crossville Outlet Mall west parking lot at 7:30am CT to the Peavine/Stonehenge Roads 4-way stop to meet up with the Fairfield resident hikers. We will depart the 4-way stop for the hike at 7:45am CT.  (Plateau)

Aug 26. Red River Canoe Trip; We will float from Adams to ..More.. Red River Canoe Trip; We will float from Adams to Port Royal 6.7 miles; It should take from 3 to 5 hours; $45 per canoe for the first two people, third and fourth in that canoe $10 each additional; meet 8:00 A.M., Port Royal Stat Park parking area, Adams, TN.  (Clarksville)

Aug 26. Stones River Greenway Hike. Donelson, Tn. 6 miles. ..More.. Stones River Greenway Hike. Donelson, Tn. 6 miles. easy.  This hike includes rolling hills, a close-up walk past two historic mansions, and considerable time walking directly alongside Stones River.  It takes place on a paved greenway. 8:30 am start time. We will start at the greenway trailhead at the parking lot of Kohl’s Hermitage, which is in Jackson Downs shopping plaza, just past Target.  From Briley Parkway exit 8, the driving distance along Lebanon Pike is 3.5 miles east.   Our hike will first head north along the greenway with a slight detour to the Stone Hall mansion, and then up into metro owned parkland, the former Ravenwood country club golf course to the crest of the hill and then back- about 2 miles.  Then from our starting point we follow the greenway along Stones River, including some boardwalks and some interesting sights.  We’ll bear right at the first junction and walk over to the Clover Bottom Mansion, an Italianate home built in 1958.  We retrace our footsteps back to parking lot.       (Nashville)

Aug 26. Smokies-Gabes Mountain Trail. This is moderate in ..More.. Smokies-Gabes Mountain Trail. This is moderate in and out 6-7 mile hike crossing several streams on foot logs to Hen Wallow Falls. Bring water shoes just in case. The trail passes many homesites and rock piles, a side trail leads to two former chimneys, the M.A. Ramsay 73 acre farmstead is not far from here. A short steep spur trail goes to the base of the falls where there are rocks to sit on for lunch. At Lower Falling Branch is a series of cascades. To the right of the main cascade is a wet cave. Depart from Vanity Fair west parking lot at 7:30am. Carpool cost is $8. Pack water, snacks and lunch.  (Plateau)

Aug 26. August 26th - Peeler Park-Madison.  The Peeler ..More.. August 26th - Peeler Park-Madison.  The Peeler Park Greenway is a short, multi-use trail that runs along the river through the wooded Peeler Park.  You may also catch a glimpse of a remote-controlled plane or two being piloted from the R/C Airfield within the park.  Meet for carpooling at First Presbyterian Church in Hendersonville at 9 AM CT.  For further info contact Shirley Hall, Hike Leader. (Sumner Trails)

Aug 28. Chapter Meeting.  Dinner at 5:00 p.m., Ruby Tuesday, ..More.. Chapter Meeting.  Dinner at 5:00 p.m., Ruby Tuesday, 1936 N. Jackson Street, Tullahoma.  Meeting at 7:00 p.m. D. W. Wilson Community Center, 501 N. Collins Street, Tullahoma.  Sidney Sexton and Jacquelyn Ewart will present a program on their six weeks stay in Alaska.  The program will include scenes and hikes in and around Sitka, scenic train rides on Alaskan railroads, excursions to glaciers and hikes through totem pole parks. (Highland Rim)

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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.

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!

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