The Columbia-Franklin chapter serves hikers in Williamson and Maury Counties. Hikes are regularly scheduled throughout the year on the many trails in this region, as well as in other parts of the state. Check the TTA calendar for more information about upcoming hikes.

The Columbia-Franklin chapter meets on the first Tuesday of each month at the Grand Buffet Chinese Restaurant, 5228 Main Street, #B1, Spring Hill, TN 37174. The restaurant is located just north of Spring Hill on Highway 31. (map) Come early at 6:00 pm and enjoy dinner and socializing before the program begins at 7:00 pm CT at

Contact Carolyn Watson, the chapter chair, at 901-652-9089 for more information or send her an email. The Chapter Program Coordinator is Ellen Clark, email or telephone 615-595-2640. The Chapter Hike Coordinator is Jane Coffey, email or telephone 615-516-6551.

Upcoming Columbia/Franklin Hikes and Programs:

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Date Chapter Hike Leader or Contact
    Updated Apr 25, 2016 Please pre-register. Schedules are subject to change!
    ** April 2016 **  
    ** May 2016 **  



Columbia/Franklin Meeting at

The meeting next Tuesday will be in Spring Hill.  We will meet at the Super Chinese Buffet 5228 Main St # B1, Spring Hill, TN 37174.  Come at 6:00 PM in order to join us for dinner, the meeting will begin at 7:00 PM.  

May 3 - Monthly Meeting.  Columbia/Franklin Chapter Meeting

May’s presenter is club president, Carolyn Watson.  The program concerns Carolyn’s recent trip to the Grand Canyon.  She hiked in and out of the Canyon.  She will be giving us the tips for training for this hike.  If you have ever wanted to know how to hike the Grand Canyon, she will let you know what steps to follow and how to train for this rigoous hike. 

Carolyn Watson -



Black mountain is a 10.8 mile loop near Crab Orchard, TN.  The parking address is 3004 Owl Roost Road, Crossville TN 38555 and the hike is rated as moderate. There are old stone chimneys, spring house, and great views of the valley. Meet at 6:30 am at Tollgate Medical Building in Thompson station, located on Columbia Ave. Please have plenty of water, good hiking boots, snacks, lunch. Change of clothes.  Contact: Robert Consalvo – 615.519.5584 or


Robert Consalvo - 615.519.5584 or



Big Swan Headwaters Preserve -- Tall Falls Loop Trail

Saturday, May 21

10:00 a.m.

Meet at The Farm Store

Joint Swan Conservation Trust for a hike on Tall Falls Loop Trail.  The wide variety of spring wildflowers along Big Swan Creek are outstanding at this time of year. Besides the 30-foot high waterfall, which is lovely year-round, the 75-foot majestic cliffs of Horseshoe Bend are also a highlight. Bring a walking stick and shoes appropriate for several wide creek crossings.  The return trail is very steep coming up from the creek. We will hike about 2 hours and return to The Farm Store to eat lunch under The Dome.
Chapter leader:  Jane Coffey -
SwanTrust leader:  Cynthia Rohrbach -

The Columbia/Franklin chapter will meet at McDonald’s in Spring Hill (4908 Main Street - north end of Spring Hill) at 8:00 a.m. and depart from there by 8:15 a.m.  We will eat lunch at Swan Trust.  Contact Jane Coffey at 615.516.6551 if you are interested in attending.  Please leave a contact number in case of inclement weather.

Jane Coffey - - 615.516.6551

    ** June 2016 **  



Two opportunities to assist TN Trails Association - June 4, 2016 is National Trails Day.  The Columbia/Franklin chapter is planning on spending the day at Stillhouse Hollow Falls.

Tony Turnbow would like to incentivize the troops by working on NSP Centennial National Trail from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.  Food and speakers follow, then he would lead a hike starting at 1:00 p.m.

Stillhouse Hollow Falls - Tommy Haskins -
NSP Centennial National Trail - Tony Turnbow -

    ** October 2016 **  



2016 Annual Meeting
Pickwick Landing SP

Hosted by Memphis Chapter

    ** November 2016 **  



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