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




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


5-week Meeting Schedule

Oct 22. Highland Rim

Oct 23. Nashville

Nov 6. Columbia/Franklin

Nov 20. Clarksville

8-day Hike Schedule

Oct 21.
Bowie Nature Area Hike - Start time will be 1:00 pm.  ..More.. Bowie Nature Area Hike - Start time will be 1:00 pm.  Bowie Nature Park, located in Fairview, TN contains a glorious 700+ acres of forest, lakes & trails, Bowie is a great place for individuals, couples & families to come and enjoy their time. Bicycling, horseback riding, fishing, running, walking and playing aboard the Treehouse Playground can be enjoyed each & every day of the year. We are planning the hike to be approximately 4.5 miles. We’ll meet at shelter #2. This is an easy to moderate hike that takes us through old growth hardwood and mixed pine forest. We will cross little Turnbull Creek twice by footbridge and once by foot and Hickman’s branch. This park contains 6 lakes, 5 are on our route - they are Lake Van, Hidden Lake, Upper Lake, Lake Byrd and Lake Anna. Please wear waterproof hiking boots and expect mud if we have had recent rain. Hiking poles/sticks are recommended. Bring water on hike and snacks. We will end our hike back at shelter #2. Heavy rain or the threat of severe weather will cancel the hike plans. Feel free to call me at 931.286.5020 or email me at edgewoodray0514@gmail.com The entrance to Bowie Park is located in the city of Fairview on Highway 100 approximately 1 mile west of the Highway 96/100 exchange in Williamson County.  If anyone wants to leave from the Tollgate Medical Plaza, please contact Jane Coffey (jecoffey0644@gmail.com) or Marvin Caine (mlcaine@aol.com).  We will leave from there at ~12:15 pm.

Oct 21. (Highland Rim)

Oct 23. (Soddy Daisy)

Oct 24. (Plateau)

Oct 25. (Sumner Trails)

Oct 26. (Highland Rim)

Oct 27.
Annual Meeting  

Oct 27.
- No hike due to annual meeting in Land Between the ..More.. - No hike due to annual meeting in Land Between the Lakes
(Soddy Daisy)

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