Upcoming Chapter Meetings

Jul 21. Clarksville

Jul 25. Clarksville

Jul 27. Highland Rim

7-day Hike Schedule


Jul 11. Overnight hike; Virgin Falls Natural Area, Virgin ..More.. Overnight hike; Virgin Falls Natural Area, Virgin Falls Trail, 8 miles miles, difficult; meet 7:00 A,M. CT, I 24 Exit 11 commuter parking lot; ∼148 miles to trail head.       (Clarksville)

Jul 11. Big Creek Trail.  Join us for this great hike ..More.. Big Creek Trail.  Join us for this great hike on the Big Creek Trail.  It’s an old road built by the Crestmont logging company in the early 1900’s.  It was improved by the Civilian Conservation Corp in the early 1930’s and converted for hiking use.  Horse traffic is allowed.  The trail is relatively level, gaining about 1300 over 5 miles.  The climb is gradual.   We will hike to Walnut Bottoms and the round trip is 10.2 miles but rated moderate because of distance.  There is much to see with lots of water and hugh boulders, wildlife and vegetation. Our carpool meeting place is undetermined at this time, so pre-register with Rosie.  Don’t forget, water, snacks, camera and $$$$ for carpooling. (East Tennessee)

Jul 11.  Collins River Float.  8.3 miles, easy, ..More..  Collins River Float.  8.3 miles, easy, Class 1.  Slow to moderate current.  Warren County.  Joint outing with the Murfreesbro Chapter.  Should take 5 hours so pack lunch, snacks and plenty of water.   The put-in is Myers Cove Road TWRA boat ramp off TN Hwy 56 south of McMinnville.  The take-out is Shellsford Road (TN Hwy 127) TWRA boat launch.  To register contact our leader, Sara Pollard, at 615-714-3610 or sarabpollard@gmail.com. (Highland Rim)

Jul 11. Collins River Kayak Paddle - 8.3 miles. Slow to moderate ..More.. Collins River Kayak Paddle - 8.3 miles. Slow to moderate near McMinnville. Put in is Myers Cove Road TWRA boat ramp and take out is on Highway 127 near Shellsford Road. Pack lunch, snacks and plenty of water. (Murfreesboro)

Jul 11. Hidden Springs Trail, Cedars of Lebanon State Park. ..More.. Hidden Springs Trail, Cedars of Lebanon State Park. This is one of Fran Wallas’s Great Hikes, so if you’re hiking toward a patch for completing them, here’s an opportunity to hike this one with a group. A 5-mile loop trail, it’s rated easy with little elevation change. This path takes you in and out of cedar glade and hardwood forest habitats, so there’s quite a variety of trees and plants.  We’ll pass the site of former adventures in the manufacture of corn-squeezin’s as well - the spring that provided the water is conveniently Hidden.  (Nashville)

Jul 11. John Litton Loop, Big South Fork, Jamestown.  ..More.. John Litton Loop, Big South Fork, Jamestown.  6 mile moderate hike. (Plateau)

Jul 11. Roaring Creek.  Approximately 10 miles.  ..More.. Roaring Creek.  Approximately 10 miles.  Strenuous.  Meet at Durham Street parking lot in SOddy Daisy at 8 a.m. (Soddy Daisy)

Jul 14. Chapter Meeting. 7:00 pm. Dick McClure of the Highland ..More.. Chapter Meeting. 7:00 pm. Dick McClure of the Highland Rim chapter will present a program on his three month stay on the Big Island of Hawaii, Hilo side. His photos will include Volcano National Park, beach parks, flower gardens and special events. (Murfreesboro)

Jul 14. Wolftever Greenway.  Approximately 4 miles.  ..More.. Wolftever Greenway.  Approximately 4 miles.  Easy.  Meet at Target parking lot on Hwy 153 at 9 a.m. (Soddy Daisy)

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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!

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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