Upcoming Chapter Meetings

Dec 22. Highland Rim

Jan 5. Sumner Trails

Jan 8. Plateau

7-day Hike Schedule


Dec 20. Liberty Park, Clarksville; 3.5 miles, easy. Meet 8:00 ..More.. Liberty Park, Clarksville; 3.5 miles, easy. Meet 8:00 A.M. at the Liberty Park Pond parking area. (Clarksville)

Dec 20. Bowie Nature Park, Fairview TN. 5 miles, easy.  ..More.. Bowie Nature Park, Fairview TN. 5 miles, easy.  This beautiful city park is a 700 acre wonderland of native trees, lakes, and valleys.  The terrain is mostly level with a few slight rises and a  couple of shallow stream crossings. We walk through gentle pine forests, sunny openings, hardwoods, crossing bridges constructed by Eagle Scouts and rock hopping one creek. The park includes an interesting museum which tells the story of the eccentric sisters who purchased this once wasted land, reclaiming the area and donating it to the city for the enjoyment of all.  This hike was originally scheduled for the annual meeting and had to be cancelled.  Now you have another opportunity to visit this unique place.  Bring snacks, water, and hiking boots.  We will stop for lunch at a nearby eatery.     (Nashville)

Dec 20. Pogue Creek and Pickett State Park, Jamestown.  ..More.. Pogue Creek and Pickett State Park, Jamestown.  5 to 6 miles Moderate.  (Plateau)

Dec 20. Retro Hughes to Heiss Mountain trailhead.  Approximately ..More.. Retro Hughes to Heiss Mountain trailhead.  Approximately 10 miles.  Strenuous.  Will stage vehicles.  Meet at Durham Street parking lot in Soddy Daisy at 9 a.m. EST (Soddy Daisy)

Dec 20. Dec.20 - Ashland City Bicentennial Greenway. 4 miles ..More.. Dec.20 - Ashland City Bicentennial Greenway. 4 miles Easy.  Several decades ago Roy Acuff used to sing the song: "Oh that ole T.C. - its good enough for me, Let that flag man give the engineer a sign - Get a feelin I must go - when I hear that whistle blow - on the Tennessee Central Number Nine".  We will be walking on a Greenway paved right on top of the old railroad bed, following an easy grade on a wide pavement.  This is one of my favorite winter hikes. Near the end of the Greenway, we cross Sycamore Creek on a classic steel frame railroad trestle.  You won't need your boots for this one.  Meet at the Presbyterian Church in Hendersonville at 9 AM CT for carpooling or at 10 AM CT at the Mark's Creek trailhead on Chapmansboro Road.  After the hike, we'll have lunch at Riverview Restaurant across the river.  For further inforamtion contact Al Number Nine @ballallenger@aol.com or 615-347-2623. (Sumner Trails)

Dec 20. Sluder Lane Trailhead in Soddy Daisy. This hike is ..More.. Sluder Lane Trailhead in Soddy Daisy. This hike is 9.2 miles and rated strenuous because of distance and elevation. The hike will begin at the Sluder trailhead which quickly turns into the CT, hike to Mowbray Pike trailhead, and then return to Sluder Lane Trailhead. Meet in Cookeville at JC Penney’s at 7:00 a.m. or at the US Bank across from McDonald’s in Sparta at 7:30.  Register with Louise Miniard. (Upper Cumberland)

Dec 23. Enterprise South.  Approximately 4 miles.  ..More.. Enterprise South.  Approximately 4 miles.  Moderate.  Meet at Target parking lot on Hwy 153 at 9 a.m. EST (Soddy Daisy)

Dec 25. Mossy Ridge Trail, Warner Parks. West Nashville, TN. ..More.. Mossy Ridge Trail, Warner Parks. West Nashville, TN. 4.5 miles, moderate.  Did you receive some really cool hiking gear for the holidays. If it is a wearable, today would be a good day to give then a test run (err, walk) on this 4.5 mile hike on the Mossy Ridge Trail in the Percy Warner side of Warner Park. The terrain is rated moderate for the numerous rolling hills we will ascend and descend along the way. Sturdy hiking shoes/boots are recommended for the terrain because it is uneven with roots, rocks and ruts. Bring snacks, water and the 10 Essentials. We will meet at 10:00pm CT in the “Deep Well” area of the park. Rain/ice will cancel this outing.   DIRECTIONS: to get to Deep Well from Nashville: head west on Hwy 70 (aka West End Ave). In Belle Meade (after you have crossed over Woodmont Blvd, passed Publix then Kroger on the right, and the Belle Meade Mansion on the left), Hwy 70 splits. Take the left side, which puts you on Hwy 100. Go approx 1.8 miles and turn left into the grey stone entrance, drive to the end/t-intersection (approx 1 mile) – you’re in Deep Well. If on Hwy 100 and you reach Old Hickory Blvd, you’ve gone too far.   (Nashville)

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The Tennessee Trails Association is a non-profit (501c3) organization, founded in 1968, whose mission is to promote the development of a state wide system of hiking trails.

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