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 May 30, 2016 Please pre-register. Schedules are subject to change!
    ** May 2016 **  
    ** June 2016 **  



June 4, 2016 is National Trails Day. 

National Park Service and the Natchez Trace Parkway Association are sponsoring a work and information day on Saturday, June 4, at Garrison Creek Historical site on The Natchez Trace at Mile Marker 427.6.  Garrison Creek Site is located about 12 miles south of the intersection of the Trace and Highway 96.  Trail maintenance goes from 8 a.m. until lunch. Then there are seminars and hiking.  Tommy Haskins plans to work on the overgrown entrance which will involve taking down a split rail fence and sling blading, and he would appreciate help with this.   He recommends bringing your boots, gloves, insect spray, hand tools, and drink /snacks/ lunch.  Contact Tommy Haskins at

Tommy Haskins -



The June meeting will be held on June 7, 2016 at the Super Chinese Buffet Restaurant at 5228 Main Street, #B1, in Spring Hill.  Please join us for dinner at 6:00 p.m. with the meeting to follow at 7:00 p.m.  We have a great treat in that Jerry Link will be providing us with information concerning some Native American people.

June 7 - Monthly Meeting

The Anasazi people thrived in the Four Corners area from about 200-1300 AD. For reasons unknown, they chose to live in this starkly beautiful but harsh desert canyon country. Cedar Mesa has the densest concentration of pre-Columbian ruins in all of the United States. The canyons that crisscross this rugged and beautiful high-desert mesa are lined with ancient Ancestral Pueblo cliff ruins. Many of these ruins are set in alcoves in the sheer cliff walls and along the canyon rims. This presentation will present a few of these ruins abandoned more than 800 years ago when the Anasazi left this area.  Hope to see you there.


Carolyn Watson - President



June 11.  Stillhouse Hollow Trail.  Trail and bridge work begins at 8 am. The site is located south of Summertown adjacent to Hwy 43.  There are state signs identifying the site.  Work items include repairing the trail in a few places where the logs have rotted which support the trail. We also need to spray sealant on Rick’s Bridge to slow down the weathering process.  I will survey the trail and report at the June meeting which will be held before the work day.  Bring lunch, tools, drinks, etc. Tommy Haskins has the sprayer for the sealant and materials to retain the trail. We will end work at 12 noon and then eat lunch at the falls.

Tommy Haskins -

    ** October 2016 **  



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    ** November 2016 **  



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