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 Feb 05, 2016 Please pre-register. Schedules are subject to change!
    ** February 2016 **  



Pinson Mounds.  Tommy Haskins will lead this hike to the Pinson Mounds State Archaeological Area, 440 Ozier Rd, Pinson, TN  38366. The Pinson Mounds comprise a prehistoric Native American complex located in Madison County, Tennessee in the region that is known as the Eastern Woodlands. The complex, which includes 17 mounds, an earthen geometric enclosure, and numerous habitation areas, was most likely built during the Middle Woodland Period(c. 1-500 AD). The complex is the largest group of Middle Woodland mounds in the United States. Sauls’ Mound, at 72 feet, is the second-highest surviving mound in the United States.  There are five trails in the park that combined are 6.3 miles. We will determine which trails we will take upon arrival.  Bring boots, water snacks and a change of clothing.  We will depart at 7:30 AM from the Tollgate Medical Plaza which is just north of 840 on Hwy 31 (1106 Elliston Way, Thompson’s Station, TN 37179).  It takes a little over 2 hours to drive to Pinson Mounds via 840 and I-40.  Contact Tommy Haskins to register or for questions:, cell 931-628-8600.


Tommy Haskins: or 931.628.8600



Carolyn Watson will lead a hike on the Mossy Ridge Trail in the Edwin Warner Park in Nashville.  Mossy Ridge Trail is a 4.5 mile loop trail and is rated as moderate.  We will meet at McDonalds at the north end of Spring Hill, 5431 Main St, Spring Hill, TN 37174 at 8:00 AM.  Please wear sturdy boots and bring a snack and water.  We will pick a place for lunch after the hike.  Contact Carolyn at



Carolyn Watson: or 901.652.9089


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