What is Tennessee Trails?

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.



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Upcoming Chapter Meetings

Jun 12. Murfreesboro

Jun 19. Clarksville

Jun 23. Clarksville

Jun 25. Highland Rim

8-day Hike Schedule

May 29. (Soddy Daisy)

May 30. (Plateau)

May 31.
Long Hunter State Park Hike - May 31, 2018The 2,600 ..More.. Long Hunter State Park Hike - May 31, 2018The 2,600 acres which make up this area became a state park in 1974 and has four sections, Couchville, Baker’s Grove, Bryant Grove and Sellars Farm. Long Hunter State Park offers a variety of recreational activities including fishing and hiking and has two boat launch ramps on J. Percy Priest Lake, a group camp, a backcountry campsite, meeting facility and a visitor center. The more than 20 miles of hiking trails provide a variety of terrain and habitats and range from pleasant strolls to longer jaunts for the more adventurous. Trails include a self-guided, paved arboretum trail and the five and a half -mile Volunteer Trail that follows the lakeshore. Sella’s Farm State Archaeological Area is a family-friendly attraction for history enthusiasts interested in learning more about this area. Sellars Farm is one of the few Native American mounds in Tennessee that is protected under government ownership. Based on artifacts discovered at Sellars Farm, the community appears to have been occupied during the Mississippian Period around 900 AD until about 1500 AD. There’s a short loop trail around the farm which is a good hike for guests with children and offers a unique learning experience. Sellars Farm is located on Poplar Hill Road, Watertown, Tenn. 37184 and is a satellite of Long Hunter State Park.  Joel Peaveyhouse will be leading this hike, and he will be choosing the trails we will be hiking.Columbia/Franklin members will meet at Tollgate Medical Center on Route 31 in Thompson’s Station at 8:00 a.m.  If other members would care to join us, we will meet at the trailhead at 9:15 a.m.  Contact Joel Peaveyhouse at jpvhouse@comcast.net.  Please leave contact information in case of inclement weather.

Jun 2. (Clarksville)

Jun 2. (Highland Rim)

Jun 2. (Murfreesboro)

Jun 2. (Nashville)

Jun 2. (Plateau)

Jun 2. (Plateau)

Jun 2. (Soddy Daisy)

Jun 2. (Sumner Trails)

Jun 2. (Sumner Trails)

Jun 2.
June 2- The Old Prison Mines, Frozen Head State Park ..More.. June 2- The Old Prison Mines, Frozen Head State Park - 11 Miles The prison mines are the remains of coal mines above the old Brushy Mountain Prison and include guard towers and storage buildings. We will begin our hike at the Old Mac Trailhead and make our way up Frozen Head Mountain via North Old Mac Trail. Along the way, we will pass a backcountry campsite near the junction with Panther Branch Trail (mile 2.55) before reaching the Lookout Tower Trail junction (mile 3.7). At this point, anyone interested can take a short side trail (0.1 miles) to see Panther Gap Rockhouse. We will continue along Lookout Tower Trail past Tub Spring Campsite (mile 3.95). From here, anyone who wants in seeing the Lookout Tower can follow a half mile side trail up to the top of Frozen Head Mountain.  To get to the old prison mines, we will follow Lookout Tower Trail down the east side of Frozen Head Mountain until we reach Old Prison Mine Trail (mile 5.5). A short hike along Old Prison Mine Trial will lead us to the site of the old coal mines, complete with the remains of a guard tower and other buildings (5.9). From the mines, we will return along the Lookout Tower Trail up to Tub Springs (mile 7.85). Our final Descent down Frozen Head Mountain will follow South Old Mac Trail. Along the way, will will pass by Judge Branch Trail (mile 10) and an old CCC Dynamite Shack before reaching the Old Mac Trailhead (mile 11.05). This hike is rated strenuous due to distance and elevation gain. Shorter hike options are available for anyone who is interested (2.2 miles to prison mines and back, 6.5-7.2 miles to the fire tower and back). Make sure to bring sturdy hiking boots, snacks, water, and a lunch. You can meet us at 7:00am CT in the JC Penney’s parking lot in Cookeville, or at 8:30am CT at the Frozen Head visitor center. For information and to register, please contact Jeff Graves at jagraves21@students.tntech.edu.  
(Upper Cumberland)

Jun 3. (Highland Rim)

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