Upcoming Chapter Meetings

Jul 28. Highland Rim

Aug 12. Murfreesboro

Aug 14. Plateau

Aug 19. Clarksville

7-day Hike Schedule


Jul 26.   No Hike;  ‘Cooling at the Cave’; ..More..   No Hike;  ‘Cooling at the Cave’; Dunbar Cave State Natural Area, Dunbar Cave Road, Clarksville; Music, Board Games, Fellowship, Refreshments; 3:00 P.M. CT until 6:00 P.M.           (Clarksville)

Jul 26. Rock Island State Park Hike & Swim – Joint ..More.. Rock Island State Park Hike & Swim – Joint outing with the Murfreesboro Chapter. See Murfreesboro Chapter’s description of this event.  To register and for carpool information contact Joan Hartvigsen at 931-962-0811 or jhartvigs@comcast.net (Highland Rim)

Jul 26. Rock Island State Park Hike & Swim. 5 ..More.. Rock Island State Park Hike & Swim. 5 miles. Moderate. Rock Island State Park is centered on a peninsula created by the confluence of the Collins and Caney Fork Rivers. We’ll hike the 1.6 miles downstream trail that goes by Twin Falls, the Blue Hole and also a side trail that leads to a rock house. Then we’ll drive to the other side of the river to visit the Great Falls Overlook, Great Falls Cotton Mill and the spring castle. The 1890’s “castle” is a larger version of the spring house and was used by the cotton mill workers for refrigeration. We’ll also hike the 3 mile Collins River trail and see an old cemetery and home site. Pack a lunch and we’ll just enjoy a relaxing day exploring this historical park. If you don’t want to swim, then you’ll have the opportunity to put your feet in the water to cool off. To register and for carpool information, contact Sara Pollard. (Murfreesboro)

Jul 26. Twin Arches Loop Hike, Big South Fork, Jamestown, ..More.. Twin Arches Loop Hike, Big South Fork, Jamestown, TN. 5 mile Moderate+ (Plateau)

Jul 26. North Chickamauga to Stevens Branch campground and ..More.. North Chickamauga to Stevens Branch campground and back.  Approximately 9 miles.  Strenuous.  Meet at WalMart parking lot in Soddy Daisy at 8 a.m. EDT (Soddy Daisy)

Jul 26. Mt. LeConte, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, ..More.. Mt. LeConte, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg, TN. We will hike a section of the Appalachian Trail to its junction with the Boulevard Trail, which makes a gradual ascent of Mt. LeConte along a crooked ridge connecting the mountain to the main Appalachian chain. As the elevation never drops below 5000 feet on the ascent, temperatures should be pleasant. We will descend by way of the spectacular Alum Cave Bluff Trail. There are many excellent viewpoints along the Boulevard and Alum Cave Trails. The hike is about 13 miles and rated strenuous. To register contact Richard Savage. (Upper Cumberland)

Jul 29. Harrison Bay State Park.  Approximately 4-l/2 ..More.. Harrison Bay State Park.  Approximately 4-l/2 miles.  Easy.  Meet at Target parking lot on Hwy 153 at 8 a.m. EDT (Soddy Daisy)

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Most recent archive is: 2013-04-28.

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.

Throughout the year, TTA members enjoy the many hiking opportunities afforded by the hundreds of miles of Tennessee Trails. You can do the same. If you like to hike, or think you would, check out our calendar and come hike with us!

Many TTA members also volunteer their time and energy to build and maintain trails on both public and private land throughout Tennessee. If you would like to be a part of this great effort, check out our volunteer opportunities and come work with us!


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