Upcoming Chapter Meetings

May 2. Clarksville

May 3. Columbia/Franklin

May 4. Sumner Trails

May 5. Jackson

May 14. Plateau

May 18. Highland Rim

7-day Hike Schedule


Apr 28. Chapter Meeting.  A program is planned about ..More.. Chapter Meeting.  A program is planned about some of the newest trails around the state; speaker not confirmed at press time. Complete details to be given at March 24 chapter meeting.  (Nashville)

Apr 28. Wolftever Greenway.  Approximately 4 miles.  ..More.. Wolftever Greenway.  Approximately 4 miles.  Easy.  Meet at Target parking lot on Hwy 153 at 9 a.m. (Soddy Daisy)

Apr 28. April 28 - (Tues.) Bicentennial Capital Mall State ..More.. April 28 - (Tues.) Bicentennial Capital Mall State Park.  This is a 19 acre park which is the only urban park in the state system.  We will have a ranger take us around the park and show off the highlights, as well as giving us some history and context for the park.  The park was built in 1996, the state's bicentennial year, and offers a green space that ties into the state capitol.  The tour lasts about 45 min. to an hour.  From there we will walk to Historic Germantown for another tour.  Lunch will either be in Germantown or at the Farmer's Market where we will have parked our cars.  We will meet at the First Presbyterian Church in Hendersonville at 9:00 AM CT to carpool.  For further info contact Sally Ticaric or Barbara Krawchuk. (Sumner Trails)

May 2. May 2 – Greeter Falls Hike.  CANCELLED (Highland Rim)

May 2. Mousetail Landing SP. This is an eight mile loop to ..More.. Mousetail Landing SP. This is an eight mile loop to a high bluff overlooking the Tennessee River below. This is a favorite hike of the Jackson Chapter. The trail is rated moderate. We will leave from Panera at 8 am or meet at the park headquarters at 9:30. Bring lunch and plenty of water. For additional information and to register, contact Terry. (Jackson)

May 2. Backpack in Savage Gulf. Easy to Moderate. Elevation ..More.. Backpack in Savage Gulf. Easy to Moderate. Elevation changes are less than 50 feet for this hike making the trip a good one for new backpackers. Hike begins at the Stone Door Ranger Station taking the trail to Stone Door. Then we will take the Big Rim Trail 3.2 miles to Alum Gap Camp. We will set up camp at Alum Gap campground and then take the Greeter Falls trail to the waterfalls. The Greeter Falls Trail requires good balance and careful footwork. We will hike out the next day on the 2.9 mile Laurel Trail back to the ranger station. Meet at the Stone Door Ranger Station at 9:00 am CT. (Murfreesboro)

May 2. North Chick to Stevens Branch campsite and back.  ..More.. North Chick to Stevens Branch campsite and back.  Approxiately 9 miles.  Strenuous.  Meet at Wal-Mart parking lot in Soddy Daisy at 8 a.m. (Soddy Daisy)

May 2. May 2 - Saturday - Long Hunter State Park - Couchville ..More.. May 2 - Saturday - Long Hunter State Park - Couchville Lake Trail. 2.1 miles Easy on flat asphalt.  This trail circles Couchville Lake which was formed when Percy Priest Lake was created.  The arboretum  borders the trail and there are many tree identification markers.  You might see many spring migratory birds.  Other interesting features include various limestone croppings and formations, as well as sinkholes. We will also hike the Couchville Glade State Natural Ares:  Tyler Alley Sykes Trail optional depending on the trail condition.  It is1.2 miles.  Meet at the First Presbyterian Church Hendersonville at 9:00 am CT for carpooling.  (Sumner Trailsl)

May 2. Charlie's Bunion, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, ..More.. Charlie's Bunion, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg, TN. Our hike begins at Newfound Gap and will follow the Appalachian Trail to Charlie's Bunion.  There will be an optional side-trip to the Jump-Off. The hike is 8 miles (9 with the Jump-Off) and is rated moderate to strenuous due to the uneven and rocky terrain. For information and to register contact Gary Kimbrell. (Upper Cumberland)

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