Upcoming Chapter Meetings

Nov 24. Highland Rim

Nov 25. Nashville

Dec 4. Sumner Trails

Dec 6. East Tennessee

Dec 13. Highland Rim

Dec 16. Clarksville

7-day Hike Schedule


Nov 7. Friends of Tennessee State Parks Annual Conference.  ..More.. Friends of Tennessee State Parks Annual Conference.  Pickwick Landing State Park,  Pickwick Dam, TN.  Everyone who loves our Tennessee State Park are invited to come and learn from educational sessions and participate in the fun of hikes and special outings.  Contact Joan Hartvigsen at jhartvigs@comcast.netor 931-962-0811 for more information and carpool.   Pickwick Landing State Park is located along the beautiful Tennessee River in southwest Tennessee near Savannah TN. (Highland Rim)

Nov 22. Ashland City Rails-to-Trails unpaved section, 6 miles ..More.. Ashland City Rails-to-Trails unpaved section, 6 miles out and back, moderate due to length; meet 8:00 A.M. CT, Madison Street Kmart parking lot, Clarksville; ∼18 miles to trail head.    (Clarksville)

Nov 22. Tims Ford State Park, Winchester TN.  Lost Creek ..More.. Tims Ford State Park, Winchester TN.  Lost Creek Trail and a portion of the Ray Branch Shoreline Trail, 7 miles moderate.  Joint hike with the Plateau Chapter.  Meet Joan Hartvigsen at 9:00 a.m. CDT in the parking lot of the new Visitor Center.  Bring water, snacks and lunch.  This hikes features uspension bridges over forested coves and great views of beautiful Tims Ford Lake.  The trail follows the shoreline and consists of rolling hills.  Hiking sticks and sturdy hiking boots are recommended.  Register with Joan at jhartvigs@comcast.net or 931-962-0811. (Highland Rim)

Nov 22. Tishomingo State Park, located south of Iuka, MS (approx ..More.. Tishomingo State Park, located south of Iuka, MS (approx 2 ½ hr drive from Memphis) Registration required. This is a 5-6 mile hike winding along rocky ridges with spectacular views, through shallow, fern-filled canyons, and across the Bear Creek Swinging Bridge constructed in the 1930’s.  Bring lunch and water.  Sturdy hiking boots recommended.  Meet at 9:30 a.m. at the park toll gate.  There is a parking lot to the right just before entering the park through the gate.  We will regroup into lesser vehicles.  To register contact Kam at 901-299-8359.  Heavy rain will cancel this hike.  (Memphis)

Nov 22. New Hike Added!  Stones River East Fork. ..More.. New Hike Added!  Stones River East Fork. 5.25 Miles. Easy.  Jim Schroeder will lead a hike around the perimeter of the old Coleman farm tract, and plans are to include this area in the Murfreesboro Greenway System.  We'll see glimpses of the river and for the most part a rather level trail with few ups and down.  Parking is limited, so we plan to meet in the Greenway Thompson Lane trailhead parking lot at 8:00 am to carpool for a short drive to where we'll begin the hike. (Murfreesboro)

Nov 22. Lost Creek Trail and portion of Ray Branch Shoreline.  ..More.. Lost Creek Trail and portion of Ray Branch Shoreline.  7 miles.  Moderate.  Joint hike with Highland Rim.  (Plateau)

Nov 22. Savage Gulf.  Approximately 10 miles.  Strenuous.  ..More.. Savage Gulf.  Approximately 10 miles.  Strenuous.  Meet at Durham Street parking lot in Soddy Daisy at 9 a.m. (Soddy Daisy)

Nov 22. November 22 - We will hike the Crooked Branch Greenway ..More.. November 22 - We will hike the Crooked Branch Greenway in Old Hickory, TN.  It is an easy paved 1.5 miles through foliage, wild flowers, and we should see some pretty Fall color.  Parking is scarce wo we will car pool from the Presbyterian Church in Hendersonville where we will meet at 9:30 AM.  Lunch will be at a restaurant in the Rivergate area.  For more info contact hike leader Shirley Hall. (Sumner Trails)

Nov 22. Old Prison Mines, Frozen Head State Park, Petros, ..More.. Old Prison Mines, Frozen Head State Park, Petros, TN. Total hike distance is 6-8 miles and is rated strenuous due to elevation changes and unmaintained trail, there is an option for a longer hike.  Meet at Penny's in Cookeville at 8 a.m. CT. For more information and to register contact Lillian Ey. (Upper Cumberland)

Nov 25. Sterchi Farms.  Approximately 5 miles.  ..More.. Sterchi Farms.  Approximately 5 miles.  Easy.  Meet at Target parking lot on Hwy 153 at 9 a.m. (Soddy Daisy)

Nov 28. Norris, TN - Lookout Tower Trail.  We can hike ..More.. Norris, TN - Lookout Tower Trail.  We can hike those added calories off with this 5 mile moderate hike.  There is a beautiful view from atop this highpoint area of Norris. Come join us.  Pre-registration is required.  (East Tennessee)

Nov 28. Old Stone Fort State Archaeological Park, Manchester, ..More.. Old Stone Fort State Archaeological Park, Manchester, TN. 4 miles moderate due to steep climbs and eroded trails.  Join us for our traditional after Thanksgiving Day Joint Hike with the Murfreesboro Chapter.  Meet Friday after Thanksgiving at 9:00 a.m. CDT in front of the Museum.  We will hike the Old Stone Fort Trail, River Fork Loop, Backbone and Little Duck Loop and the Old River Channel Trail.  We will see Bluehole Falls, Big Falls, the confluence of the Duck and Little Duck Rivers and limestone cliffs bordering the rivers.   Bring water and a snack.  Hiking boots and hiking sticks are rcommended.  After our hike we will gather at a local restaurant for lunch.  Register with Joan Hartvigsen jhartvigs@comcast.net or 931-962-0811. (Highland Rim)

Nov 28. After Thanksgiving Day Hike. Old Stone Fort. Manchester, ..More.. After Thanksgiving Day Hike. Old Stone Fort. Manchester, TN. 4 miles. Moderate. Join us for our annual day after Thanksgiving hike. This joint hike witht he Highland Rim chapter is a family friendly hike. Bring your family and enjoy views of the Duck River, Little Duck River and waterfalls that are spectacular this time of year. After the hike we will go to a local restaurant for lunch. Sara Pollard will coordinate the carpool from Murfreesboro or you can meet us at the Visitors Center at 9:00 am CT. (Murfreesboro)

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