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:

Click here if you want to be notified by email whenever the TTA web calendar is updated.

Date Chapter Hike Leader or Contact
    Updated Aug 18, 2016 Please pre-register. Schedules are subject to change!
    ** August 2016 **  



Cheek Bend Trail – August 27th

Since the weather has been rather ghastly, we thought we would try something low key.  The hike is 1.8 miles and considered easy. It should take about an hour to complete.  It is mostly shady and will be a summer hike.  The trail goes along the bluff overlooking the Duck River and includes a side trip through a cave.  You might want to bring a flashlight, water and a snack for the hike. 

We will meet at McDonalds on 4908 Main Street, Spring Hill at 8:00 a.m. Please email Carolyn Watson at if you are interested in going. 

Carolyn Watson - President

    ** September 2016 **  



Photography trip to Cuba.

Come join us on Tuesday, September 6, 2016, for Jackie Kelley’s recent visit to Cuba with Road Scholar.  Jackie’s trip was made with an emphasis on photography.  She will show her photos and speak about the experience.  In Havana the group stayed in the famous El National Hotel and in Trinidad the group stayed in private homes.  Some of the highlights included seeing the beautifully restored cars, visiting a dance studio, pottery shop and embroidery shop.

I promise not to show all the pictures only the best. 

Come join us starting at 6:00 p.m. for dinner at the Grand Buffet Chinese Restaurant, 5228 Main Street, Spring Hill, for socializing.  The program will start at 7:00 p.m.  Thank you.

President:  Carolyn Watson,




This trail is a 4-1/2-mile loop, blazed RED, and rated MODERATE. The trail winds up and down wooded hills and hollows, crosses several springs and open meadows and offers users a unique opportunity to see the wide variety of plants and animals that may be found in the Park. Two especially nice features are a short spur trail that leads to a “quiet point” (see map) and a steep, rocky ridge near Scott Hollow (also on map) with trail sides carpeted in moss; both sections have resting benches.


Cane Connector Trail is a 1-mile, one-way, with a CANDYSTRIPE blaze and rated EASY. Opened in 1997, the trail runs between the Mossy Ridge and Hungry Hawk trails thus connecting the entire Warner Parks trail system. Following the old Natchez Trace hikers should exercise CAUTION when crossing Old Hickory Boulevard.

Meet at McDonald’s in Spring Hill (4908 Main Street, Spring Hill, TN) at 7:45 a.m. and leave by 8:00 a.m.  If others would like to join us at the trail site, we will meet at the Cane Connector Trail at 8:45 a.m.  Look forward to hiking this adventure.  Summer has been difficult so we are hoping for milder weather in September.  Call 615.516.6551 if you plan to attend.  Please leave a contact number in case of inclement weather.

Jane Coffey - or 615.516.6551

    ** October 2016 **  



2016 Annual Meeting
Pickwick Landing SP

Hosted by Memphis Chapter

    ** November 2016 **  



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