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Date Chapter Hike Leader or Contact
    Updated Dec 14, 2014 Please pre-register. Schedules are subject to change!
    ** December 2014 **  

12/20
Sat

Clarksville

Liberty Park, Clarksville; 3.5 miles, easy. Meet 8:00 A.M. at the Liberty Park Pond parking area.

Paul Schwab 931-801-9484

12/20
Sat

Nashville

Bowie Nature Park, Fairview TN. 5 miles, easy.  This beautiful city park is a 700 acre wonderland of native trees, lakes, and valleys.  The terrain is mostly level with a few slight rises and a  couple of shallow stream crossings. We walk through gentle pine forests, sunny openings, hardwoods, crossing bridges constructed by Eagle Scouts and rock hopping one creek. The park includes an interesting museum which tells the story of the eccentric sisters who purchased this once wasted land, reclaiming the area and donating it to the city for the enjoyment of all.  This hike was originally scheduled for the annual meeting and had to be cancelled.  Now you have another opportunity to visit this unique place.  Bring snacks, water, and hiking boots.  We will stop for lunch at a nearby eatery.    

Nancy Juodenas at 615-319-8811 or njuodenas@yahoo.com

 

12/20
Sat

Plateau

Pogue Creek and Pickett State Park, Jamestown.  5 to 6 miles Moderate. 

Carolyn Miller
cardan@frontiernet.net
931-260-6674

12/20
Sat

Soddy Daisy

Retro Hughes to Heiss Mountain trailhead.  Approximately 10 miles.  Strenuous.  Will stage vehicles.  Meet at Durham Street parking lot in Soddy Daisy at 9 a.m. EST

George Bonneau - george.r.bonneau@gmail.com - 423-842-3619

12/20
Sat

Sumner Trails

(Cancelled and rescheduled see Dec. 27)   Dec.20 - Ashland City Bicentennial Greenway. 4 miles Easy.  Several decades ago Roy Acuff used to sing the song: "Oh that ole T.C. - its good enough for me, Let that flag man give the engineer a sign - Get a feelin I must go - when I hear that whistle blow - on the Tennessee Central Number Nine".  We will be walking on a Greenway paved right on top of the old railroad bed, following an easy grade on a wide pavement.  This is one of my favorite winter hikes. Near the end of the Greenway, we cross Sycamore Creek on a classic steel frame railroad trestle.  You won't need your boots for this one.  Meet at the Presbyterian Church in Hendersonville at 9 AM CT for carpooling or at 10 AM CT at the Mark's Creek trailhead on Chapmansboro Road.  After the hike, we'll have lunch at Riverview Restaurant across the river.  For further inforamtion contact Al Number Nine @ballallenger@aol.com or 615-347-2623.

Al Number Nine @ballallenger@aol.com or 615-347-2623

12/20
Sat

Upper Cumberland

Sluder Lane Trailhead in Soddy Daisy. This hike is 9.2 miles and rated strenuous because of distance and elevation. The hike will begin at the Sluder trailhead which quickly turns into the CT, hike to Mowbray Pike trailhead, and then return to Sluder Lane Trailhead. Meet in Cookeville at JC Penney’s at 7:00 a.m. or at the US Bank across from McDonald’s in Sparta at 7:30.  Register with Louise Miniard.

Louise Miniard
931-239-5425
lminiard@flowserve.com

12/22
Mon

Highland Rim

No Chapter Meeting.  Please see December 13 Christmas Party.

12/23
Tue

Soddy Daisy

Enterprise South.  Approximately 4 miles.  Moderate.  Meet at Target parking lot on Hwy 153 at 9 a.m. EST

George Bonneau - george.r.bonneau@gmail.com - 423-842-3619

12/25
Thu

Nashville

Mossy Ridge Trail, Warner Parks. West Nashville, TN. 4.5 miles, moderate.  Did you receive some really cool hiking gear for the holidays. If it is a wearable, today would be a good day to give then a test run (err, walk) on this 4.5 mile hike on the Mossy Ridge Trail in the Percy Warner side of Warner Park. The terrain is rated moderate for the numerous rolling hills we will ascend and descend along the way. Sturdy hiking shoes/boots are recommended for the terrain because it is uneven with roots, rocks and ruts. Bring snacks, water and the 10 Essentials. We will meet at 10:00pm CT in the “Deep Well” area of the park. Rain/ice will cancel this outing.   DIRECTIONS: to get to Deep Well from Nashville: head west on Hwy 70 (aka West End Ave). In Belle Meade (after you have crossed over Woodmont Blvd, passed Publix then Kroger on the right, and the Belle Meade Mansion on the left), Hwy 70 splits. Take the left side, which puts you on Hwy 100. Go approx 1.8 miles and turn left into the grey stone entrance, drive to the end/t-intersection (approx 1 mile) – you’re in Deep Well. If on Hwy 100 and you reach Old Hickory Blvd, you’ve gone too far.

 

Diane Manas at 615-351-6431.

12/27
Sat

Highland Rim

Winter Waterfalls State Parks Hiking Tour.  Rock Island, Burgess Falls and Cummins Falls State Parks. 4.5 miles total to view all waterfalls.  Easy to Moderate.  Meet at the Manchester Cracker Barrel at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 27.  We will carpool in as few cars as possible.  If you want to get out and do something different and walk off some of the Christmas feasts but aren’t quite ready to tackle a long hike, this is the trip for you.  Rock Island, Burgess Falls and Cummins Falls State Parks all have wonderful waterfalls and it will be easy to see them all in one day.  They are all about a thirty minute drive from each other.  We will start with Rock Island’s Great Falls and Twin Falls and then continue on to Burgess Falls.  We will finish our tour with one of our newest Tennessee State Parks, Cummins Falls.  From our last stop, we will drive straight back to Manchester over Center Hill Lake.  We can stop at Rose Garden Restaurant at Silver Point (near the lake) on the way home.  Bring lunch, water, all those relatives who are still hanging around after Christmas, and come enjoy some of Tennessee’s best nature.  Dress appropriately for whatever weather we may encounter in late December.  Sturdy hiking boots and hiking sticks are recommended because the trails are rocky and uneven.  Contact Naullain Kendrick at naullain@hotmail.com or 931-224-6225.

Naullain Kendrick
naullain@hotmail.com
931-224-6225

12/27
Sat

Murfreesboro

Cumberland Trail - Signal and Edward Points Section. 8.5 miles. Moderate to difficult. We'll set up a car shuttle on Suck Creek Road 1/4 above the trail crossing where we'll leave vehicles, and then drive to Signal Point where we'll start our hike.  Bring water, snacks and lunch.

Sara Pollard
sarabpollard@gmail.com
615-714-3610

12/27
Sat

Soddy Daisy

Laurel Falls.  Approximately 6 miles.  Slightly strenuous.  Meet at Durham Street parking lot in Soddy Daisy at 9 a.m. EST

Nancy Allen - dnametn2@gmail.com - 423-344-1118

12/27
Sat

Sumner Trails

 Dec.27 - Ashland City Bicentennial Greenway. 4 miles Easy.  Several decades ago Roy Acuff used to sing the song: "Oh that ole T.C. - its good enough for me, Let that flag man give the engineer a sign - Get a feelin I must go - when I hear that whistle blow - on the Tennessee Central Number Nine".  We will be walking on a Greenway paved right on top of the old railroad bed, following an easy grade on a wide pavement.  This is one of my favorite winter hikes. Near the end of the Greenway, we cross Sycamore Creek on a classic steel frame railroad trestle.  You won't need your boots for this one.  Meet at the Presbyterian Church in Hendersonville at 9 AM CT for carpooling or at 10 AM CT at the Mark's Creek trailhead on Chapmansboro Road.  After the hike, we'll have lunch at Riverview Restaurant across the river.  For further inforamtion contact Al Number Nine @ballallenger@aol.com or 615-347-2623.

Al Number Nine @ballallenger@aol.com or 615-347-2623

12/27
Sat

Upper Cumberland

 Laurel-Snow is a 2,259 acre natural area located in Rhea County. It occurs on the Walden Ridge of the Cumberland Plateau and contains a section of gorge that is deeply dissected by Morgan, Henderson, Laurel and Richland Creeks. The site is named after 2 waterfalls. Laurel Falls (80ft) and Snow Falls(35ft) and features 2 prominent overlooks. Logging and deep mining took place during the late 1800's and early 1900's. Part of Richland Creek was dammed and was once the water supply for Dayton. The hike is 9 miles and rated strenuous because of distance and elevation. Meet in Cookeville at JC Penney’s at 7:00 a.m. or in Sparta at 7:30 a.m. at the US Bank across from McDonald’s in Sparta.  Register with Louise. 

Louise Miniard
931-239-5425
lminiard@flowserve.com

12/30
Tue

Soddy Daisy

Stringer's Ridge.  Approximately 4 miles.  Moderate.  Meet at Stringer's Ridge parking lot at 9 a.m.

Gail Stokes - hikingsister@yahoo.com - 423-756-8219

12/31
Wed

Clarksville

New Years Eve hike downtown Clarksville; moderate; Meet 9:00 P.M. CT, Cumberland River Pavilion, McGregor Park, Riverside Drive. After the hike bring a party snack and come to Jack and Suva Bastin’s house for a New Years Eve Party.

 

Lionel Senseney, 931-551-6738

    ** January 2015 **  

1/1
Thu

Clarksville

New Years Day hike, Montgomery Bell State, Park Montgomery Bell Trail, 6.2 miles, moderate; We will have a Pot Luck lunch on the trail; meet 9:00 A.M. CT, BigLots parking area, Riverside Drive, Clarksville,TN;∼ 34 miles to trail head.

Suva Bastin 931.645.2849;

1/1
Thu

East Tennessee

Edgar Evins State Park.  This is an annual multi chapter hike.  We will hike a total of 5.2 miles but we may  split the miles to accommodate our great potluck lunch.  For our hikers who have never hiked in Edgar Evin;  this will be a treat you will never forget.  To carpool from Knoxville, we will meet at the parking area of Denny Restaurant off the Watt Rd Exit of I-75 S at 8:30am ET to join up with everyone else by 10:00am CT.  Please pre-register with Rosie.  

Rosie Marshall
865-951-8317
rosemary_L@hotmail.com

1/1
Thu

Memphis

T.O. Fuller Park, New Year's Day Hike

Thursday, Jan 1, 9:30AM

We will began the hike at the Visitors Center at 9:30 a.m. We will be joined by the Park Ranger, Michael Champagne. The Discovery Trail hike is about a 6 mile continuous loop trail ranging from moderate to rugged. There are a few hills. We will view Chucalissa Indian Village and Wetlands. We will celebrate the new year with blackeye pea dishes and cornbread at the RV Park shelter. Wear hiking boots or sturdy shoes. Rain/sleet/snow will cancel this hike. Hike leader, Francis Ruffin 901-573-9998.

Directions:

Go I-240 West to I-55 North, exit South to Highway 61 (3rd Street), drive South approx 1 mile and turn right onto Mitchell Road, continue 3 miles West to the T.O. Fuller Park welcome sign. Turn right onto the parking lot of the Visitors Center.  

T.O. Fuller Park, New Year's Day Hike

1/1
Thu

Murfreesboro

Annual Multi-Chapter New Year's Day Hike and Feast. Edgar Evins State Park. We'll meet at the covered picnic shelter #1 at the lower part of the marina parking lot at 10:00 am CST to drop off food and then carpool to the trailhead.  We will hike the 3.2 Millennium Trail and come back for a potluck lunch. After lunch, those who want more can hike the 2 mile Highland Rim Nature Trail. We are combining our TTA hike with the State Parks sponsored First Hike.

Fount Bertram
fwbertram@dtccom.net
615-765-5357

1/3
Sat

Clarksville

Beaman Park, Highland Trail, 5.8 miles, moderate; meet 8:30 A.M. CT, I 24 Exit 11 commuter parking lot;∼32 miles to trail head.

Lili Ball 931.552.2773

1/3
Sat

Memphis

January 3rd, Saturday, Herb Parsons Lake  Park, Fisherville, TN.
Meet at the lake at 10:00A.M. for a six mile, easy hike around the lake.

Bring water, snack or light lunch, water and wear sturdy shoes.
Coordinator is Beverly Hollingsworth,  901- 647-1835.

Herb Parsons Lake  Park

1/3
Sat

Soddy Daisy

Little River in Alabama.  Approximatley 10 miles.  Setrenuous.  Meet at Bi-Lo parking lot in Red Bank at 9 a.m.

George Bonneau - george.r.bonneau@gmail.com - 423-842-3619

1/5
Mon

Sumner Trails

January 5 - Chapter Meeting.  Bird enthusiast Danny Shelton will present "A Year With Birds", a film that he and his then 15 year old daughter completed over 12 months.  The film shows over 60 bird species, and it explains how birds change season to season as some fly hundreds or even thousands of miles from other countries to visit Tennessee each year.  Diverse habitats from the banks of the Mississippi River to the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains provide the backdrop for the film.  "A Year With Birds" began as a way for Danny to spend time with his daughter, combining his interests in birding and photography with their enthusiasm for film-making.  Come meet Danny and enjoy this stunning film.

Jane Hamm and Gayle Livingston janetntrails@gmail.com  or gayleerose@comcast.net  

1/6
Tue

Soddy Daisy

Mowbray Pike to Sluder Lane.  Approximately 5 miles.  Moderate.  Will stage vehicles.  Meet at Durham Street parking lot in Soddy Daisy at 9 a.m.

John Politte - johnpollite@gmail.com - 423-304-8327

1/8
Thu

Plateau

Chapter Meeting.  6 pm CT.  First United Methodist Church Annex, 69 Neecham Street, Crossville. 
Program:  Colorado Trail by John Wigington
Dinner at Gondola's Restauraunt at 5 pm prior to meeting. 

Cheryl Heckler
thehecklers@charter.net
931-200-7436

1/10
Sat

Clarksville

Dunbar Cave SNA Hike, Recovery Trail; 2 miles, moderate; meet 9:00 A.M. CT

Paul Schwab 931-801-9484

1/10
Sat

East Tennessee

Rich Mountain Loop-Indian Grave Gap-Crooked Arm Ridge Trails.  The hike will start at the parking lot at the entrance to Cades Cove.  We will hike Rich Mountain Loop Trail for about 2.9 miles to Indian Grave Gap Trail, gaining about 1400 feet.  Then we will hike Indian Grave Gap Trail for about 2.6 miles to Crooked Arm Ridge Trail, gaining about 300 feet then losing 200 feet.  Finally we will hike Crooked Arm Ridge Trail for about 2.2 miles back to the parking area, losing about 1500 feet for a total hiking distance of about 7.7 miles.  The hike difficulty is rated moderate.  We will meet at 8:45am ET at the Browns Creek Shopping Center parking lot nearest the Sonic at 1707 E. Lamar Alexander Pkwy.  Please pre-register with Rosie. 

Rosie Marshall
865-951-8317
rosemary_L@hotmail.com

1/10
Sat

Memphis

Lucius Burch
Jan 10, 9AM

Meet at 9:00 in the parking lot on Germantown Rd across from Lowe's. Bring a snack and water.

Will hike the Blue/Yellow/White trails - 6-7 miles. Rain or snow the day before and day of will cancel the hike.

If you need contact info - use this email: withlcp@aol.com.

 

Lucius Burch

1/10
Sat

Murfreesboro

Twin Fork Trail. 8 miles. Moderate. We will hike a segment of the 20-mile trail that goes along the banks of the East Fork and West Fork Stones River near Murfreesboro. Hike will be from Walter Hill Dam to the East Fork Recreation Area.

Sara Pollard
sarabpollard@gmail.com
615-714-3610

1/10
Sat

Nashville

Double-bill hikes on this date: total of 5 miles. easy. John Noel State Natural Area at Bon Aqua, Hickman County, followed by a hike at Montgomery Bell State Park.  The Bon Aqua trail is an easy one-mile loop that leads us amid stately centuries-old trees that were the reason this land was protected.  Parking is limited at Bon Aqua;   We will then head east to Montgomery Bell State Park where we will hike 4 miles on the Wildcat, Ore Pit and Jim Bailey Nature Trails. The Nature Trail has numbered stops along the way explaining the changing land and its natural history.  On the Ore Pit Loop we will see evidence of the pits that were dug to retrieve the iron ore in 1801.

Nora Beck, norellibee@gmail.com or 615-517-6486.   

 

1/10
Sat

Soddy Daisy

Cumberland Mountain State Park.  Approximately 8 miles.  Strenuous.  Meet at Durham Street parking lot in Soddy Daisy at 9 a.m.

George Bonneau - george.r.bonneau@gmail.com - 423-842-3619

1/10
Sat

Upper Cumberland

Ambers Den Ridge Trail and Coal Mines, Bridgestone Wildlife Management Area, Sparta, TN. We will hike the new Ambers Den Ridge Trail to Welch’s Point. Those wanting a short hike can then return via the trail or following the gravel road for an easy hike of about 3 miles. We will then follow old roadbeds to view small coalmines near the base of the Welch’s Point cliff. We then have the option of descending to the Caney Fork River along a graveled roadbed to the area of Welch’s Ford and a view of Ambers Den. This option is moderate and approximately 4 1/2 miles for a total of 7-8 miles.  Meet on the west side of Penney’s in Cookeville at 8 CST or at 8:30 at the US Bank across from McDonalds in Sparta. Register with Pete Broehl. 

Pete Broehl
pabroehl@blomand.net
931 738-3551 

1/13
Tue

Murfreesboro

Chapter Meeting. 7:00 pm. State Naturalist Randy Hedgepath will be our guest speaker. 

Sara Pollard
sarabpollard@gmail.com
615-714-3610

1/13
Tue

Soddy Daisy

Cedar Mountain.  Approximately 4 miles.  Moderate.  Meet at Bi-Lo parking lot in Red Bank at 9 a.m.

George Bonneau - george.r.bonneau@gmail.com - 423-842-3619

1/17
Sat

Clarksville

Clarksville Greenway, 5.2 or 9.2 miles, easy to moderate; meet 8:30 A.M. CT at the end of Pollard Road.

Kathy Robertson 931-216-5797

1/17
Sat

Memphis

Nesbit Park, Stanky Creek
January 17, 9AM

Nesbit Park – Stanky Creek – Annual “After the Hike Chili Party" . This small park has almost ten miles of hiking trails (bikes too.) The trails and terrain remind me of Shelby Forest. We will meet at 9:00a.m.for a 4-mile walk. There has been a bridge washout since our last visit to Nesbit Park. There are several options for getting into and out of the park. We will use the best entrance point based on the weather.

Hike Location: Stanky Creek is on Yale Road in Bartlett between Bartlett Blvd. and Old Brownsville Road on the north side of Yale

After the hike we will meet at Margaret Smith’s house for indoor pick-nick. Chili will be provided…bring salad, cornbread, rolls, or dessert and your favorite beverage.

Spikie's address is 7421 Wendy, Bartlett, TN

Nesbit Park, Stanky Creek

1/17
Sat

Murfreesboro

Radnor Lake. 4 miles. Moderate. We will hike the Ganier Ridge Trail and the South Cove Lake Trail.  Wear good shoes, bring water and a snack. We will eat lunch at a local restaurant after the hike.

Ann Jacobs
eannjacobs@aol.com
615-653-6354

1/17
Sat

Nashville

Virgin Falls State Park, Sparta, TN. 9 miles, strenuous. The hike into Virgin Falls, which will total around 9 miles going in and out, should be considered a strenuous hike. The trail descends around 900 foot in elevation along a path that in many areas is rocky with uneven footing. The hike will take most of the day, so we will start the hike early in the day in order to allow plenty of daylight.  If it is cold enough, there may also be ice (on the trail and in the waterfalls).

Doug Burroughs at: dougburroughs@tennessee.usa.com 

1/17
Sat

Plateau

Bald River Falls, Tellico Plains.  Moderate 6 miles. 

Bill Harris
931-484-9152

1/17
Sat

Soddy Daisy

Lower Leggett Road to Retro Hughes Road trailhead.  Approximately 8-1/2 miles.  Strenuous.  Will stage vehicles.  Meet at Durham Street parking lot in Soddy Daisy at 9 a.m.

John Politte - johnpolitte@gmail.com - 423-304-8327

1/17
Sat

Sumner Trails

January 17 - Bledsoe Creek State Park, 4 mile loop.  Moderate.  After the revolutionary War, sometime in the early 1780's, Isaac Bledsoe built a small fort erected to protect early settlers from hostile Native Americans during the Chickamauga Wars.  He and his brother Colonel Anthony Bledsoe were both killed during these conflicts.  Bledsoe Creek State Park was established near the site of the old fort on the creek bearing Bledsoe's name after the impoundment of Old Hickory Lake in 1954.  Our hike will follow the Shoreline trail for a couple of miles where it connects to the High Ridge Trail via a steep climb with steps.  After a couple of miles the Ridge Trail descends back to the shoreline completing the loop.  Meet for carpooling at the Presbyterian Church in Hendersonville at 9AM CT or at the boat ramp on Ziegler's Fort Rd at 9:45AM CT.  The trails will probably be muddy so wear your boots and dress for the weather.  After the hike we'll go to Top Hog for lunch.  For further info contact Loopy Al.

Al Ballenger ballallenger@aol.com  or 615-347-2623

1/17
Sat

Upper Cumberland

Rock Creek Loop, Big South Fork NRRA, Jamestown, TN. The hike is 8 miles and rated moderate. You can meet us in the Penney's parking lot in Cookeville at 8:00 a.m. CT. Because of the time of year, please register in case of changes or cancellation.

Kathleen Sullivan
931-284.7822
ksully@frontiernet.net

1/19
Mon

Clarksville

Martin Luther King’s Birthday; LBL, Canal Loop Trail; 10.5 miles, difficult due to length; meet 7:00 A.M. CT, Kroger parking area, Dover Crossing Road, Clarksville; ∼72 miles to trail head.  

Suva Bastin 931.645.2849

1/20
Tue

Clarksville

Monthly Meeting, Crow Community Center

Sandy Janus 931-551-8523

1/20
Tue

Soddy Daisy

Lower Leggett Loop.  Approximately 5 miles.  Moderate.  Meet at Durham Street Parking lot in Soddy Daisy at 9 a.m.

George Bonneau - george.r.bonneau@gmail.com - 423-842-3619

1/24
Sat

Clarksville

Ashland City Rails-to-Trails unpaved section, 6 miles out and back, moderate due to length; meet 8:00 A.M. CT, Madison Street Kmart parking lot, Clarksville; ∼18 miles to trail head.

Ken Johnson 931-802-6343

1/24
Sat

East Tennessee

Panther Creek State Park.   8 miles.  We will leave Comcast on Asheville Highway at 8:00a.m.ET  Comcast is at Exit 394 off I-40.  Go east on Asheville Highway after exiting.  Panther Creek State Park is located near Morristown on Cherokee Lake.  We will walk primarily on the shoreline and ridge tops on this hike.  Rated moderate due to some steep short climbs.  Wear hiking boots, bring water and lunch.  To pre-register, contact Chris.

Chris Hamilton
hikeintenn@gmail.com

1/24
Sat

Memphis

Horse Trail Hike at Meeman Shelby Forest State Park.
January 24, 9AM.

This approximately 7 mile moderately strenuous hiker/horse trail is over a mixture of hills and flat areas around Poplar Tree Lake. It will take about 3 ½ hours, so bring water and snacks or light lunch. Hiking boots are recommended. Meet at the parking lot near the stables at 9:00 am. The stables can be accessed from either the park Visitors Center by following signs to Horse Trail or from Benjestown Rd. and are located to the north of Poplar Tree Lake. Look for the gate to the stables on your right after you pass the Poplar Tree Lake parking lot on your right and are heading back north on the one way road. The drive from east Memphis is about 45 minutes.

For additional information contact Marion Quinlen at 256-273-9720 or at mquinlen@gmail.com.

Horse Trail Hike at Meeman Shelby Forest

1/24
Sat

Murfreesboro

Poteet Annual Chapter Chilly Chili Hike. Monteagle Mountain. Please let Marietta Poteet know if you are coming, as it will help in planning the amount of chili to make.  Bring a side dish to share.  Contact Marietta at nannietta@blomand.net or 931-924-7666. If you want to join the carpool from Murfreesboro, contact Sara Pollard.

 

Sara Pollard
sarabpollard@gmail.com
615-714-3610

1/24
Sat

Nashville

 Bryant Grove Trail, Long Hunter State Park, 2910 Hobson Pike, Hermitage, TN 37076, 8:00 a.m. 8 or 4 miles, easy to moderate. This hike will begin at the trailhead in the Couchville Lake Day Use Area Two of Long Hunter State Park. The trail heads east along the shoreline of Percy Priest Lake through cedar thickets, oak and hickory forests and cedar glades for 4 miles to reach the Bryant Grove Recreation Area, then back to the starting point. Options are 8 miles (to Bryant Grove Recreation Area and back)  or 4 miles (hike to 2-mile marker, then back). Trail is rated easy to moderate, terrain is flat and the trail surface includes gravel, rocks and dirt.

 

Betty Magee at (615) 319-5394 or e-mail: monetfan455@yahoo.com.

 

1/24
Sat

Plateau

Lick Creek and Princess Falls, Big South Fork, Whitley City, KY.  6 mile moderate. 

Curt Thomas
curtethomas@frontiernet.net
931-260-2140

1/24
Sat

Soddy Daisy

Oswald Dome.  Approximately 8 miles.  Strenuous.  Meet at Target parking lot on Hwy 153 at 9 a.m.

George Bonneau - george.r.bonneau@gmail.com - 423-842-3619

1/24
Sat

Upper Cumberland

Eagle Watch Barge Tour and Accordion Bluff Trail, We will join the Corps of Engineer’s Eagle Watch Barge Tour on Dale Hollow Lake for a morning of eagle spotting aboard an open air barge. This is a by reservation only outing; you must register. 
After lunch we’ll hike a portion of the Accordion Bluff Trail along Dale Hollow Lake. The trail is rated moderate. 

Pete Broehl
pabroehl@blomand.net 
931-738-3551

1/27
Tue

Nashville

January 27: Monthly Meeting.  Happy new hiking year! Let's make it a great one - this is our big hike planning meeting.  Bring your ideas - we'll bring along maps and info about various possibilities and be ready to have a full calendar of choices for beginners and seasoned hikers as well. Haven't led a hike?  We'll make sure everyone has the knowledge they need to lead. Tennessee is blessed with many different kinds of terrain.  Let's plan to enjoy it.  

 

Doug Burroughs at:dougburroughs@tennessee.usa.com

1/27
Tue

Soddy Daisy

Signal Mountain High School loop.  Approximately 4 miles.  Moderate.  Meet at Bi-Lo parking lot in Red Bank at 9 a.m.

George Bonneau - george.r.bonneau@gmail.com - 423-842-3619

1/31
Sat

Clarksville

Rotary Park, Clarksville, 2 hours, easy; meet 8:30 A.M. CT, first shelter on left after entering park.

Lili Ball 931.552.2773

1/31
Sat

Memphis

Fort Pillow 
Jan 31, 9:30AM.

We will hike the Red Trail, an eight mile loop. The trail begins at the Interpretive Center and is rated strenuous by West Tennessee standards. Early in the hike we visit the site of the historic fort, scene of a well-known Civil War battle. We will have lunch overlooking Fort Pillow Lake. After lunch there will be an option to take the shorter Yellow Trail back to the Interpretive Center, shortening the hike by a couple miles. While there are some steep hills on the trails before lunch, the worst of the climbs can be avoided by taking the shorter trail. Good boots suggested. Bring a lunch and plenty of water.

For directions and contact details, email ttamemphis@gmail.com

Fort Pillow.

1/31
Sat

Soddy Daisy

Prentice Cooper.  Aproximately 12 miles.  Strenuous.  Meet at Bi-Lo parking lot in Red Bank at 9 a.m.

George Bonneau - george.r.bonneau@gmail.com - 423-842-3619

1/31
Sat

Upper Cumberland

Spicewood and North Old Mac Trails, Frozen Head State Park, Wartburg, TN. This hike to Frozen Head Mountain, one of the highest peaks in the Cumberland's features nice views. We will ascend the mountain on the Spicewood Trail and descend using the North Old Mac Trail. The hike is 9 miles and is rated strenuous because of an elevation change of almost 2000 feet. Meet at 7:30am CT in the Penney's parking lot in Cookeville. Regiser with Richard Savage.

Richard Savage
931-526-2035
savage_richard@hotmail.com

    ** February 2015 **  

2/7
Sat

Upper Cumberland

Lone Mountain Loop Trail in Morgan County. This hike is 10 miles and rated strenuous because of elevation change and the numerous steep pitches. 

Kathleen Sullivan
931.284.7822
ksully@frontiernet.net

 

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