Upcoming Chapter Meetings

Dec 10. Clarksville

Dec 10. Nashville

Dec 17. Highland Rim

Dec 26. Highland Rim

Jan 5. Plateau

7-day Hike Schedule


Dec 10. Radnor Lake State Park is a 1,332-acre park and is ..More.. Radnor Lake State Park is a 1,332-acre park and is protected as a Class II Natural Area. It is unique due to the abundance of wildlife viewing opportunities, environmental education programs, hiking opportunities and its location in an urban area. The park is day-use only and the more than six miles of trail are strictly used for hiking, photography and wildlife observation. Pets, jogging and bicycles are only allowed on the Otter Creek Road trail. The Lake Trail is accessible to people with all-terrain wheelchairs.  Jane Coffey will lead this hike on December 10, 2016.  We will take the Otter Creek Pkwy to South Lake/South Cove trail and continue on the South Cove ridge and back down onto South Lake Trail.  Then we will take the Otter Creek Road trail over to the eastern edge of the hiking area and hike a portion of the Ganier Ridge before traveling down to the Lake Trail.  Parts of the trail are somewhat strenuous (hiking up the South Cove ridge), but the majority of the hike will be moderate.  Plan to meet at McDonald’s parking lot in Spring Hill (4910 Main Street) at 7:45 a.m. on that day.  If others would like to meet us, we can meet at the Information Center at Radnor Lake at 8:45 a.m.  There is no place to eat at Radnor Lake and the park does not have picnic facilities so we will plan to eat somewhere in the surrounding area of Brentwood.  Contact Jane Coffey if you plan to attend the hike, but please leave contact information in case of inclement weather.  Thank you. (Columbia/Franklin)

Dec 10. Little River to Goshen Prong:  The hike will ..More.. Little River to Goshen Prong:  The hike will be from the parking area in Elkmont  along the Little River trail to Goshen Prong, about 3.7 miles, gaining about 500 feet.  We will then take the Little River trail back to the parking area. An old logging railroad bed is the trail.  The difficulty of the hike is rated as moderate, primarily due to the distance.  The total distance is about 7.4 miles.  We recommend shoes to wear to and from the hike plus sturdy hiking shoes, other weather appropriate clothing, a snack, a drink and a camera.  We will meet in the Central Baptist Church of Bearden parking lot for car-pooling and leave at 8:30 am, stopping at the Browns Creek Shopping Center parking lot nearest the Sonic at 1707 E Lamar Alexander Pkwy in Maryville.  We will leave there at 9:00 am.  Bring $$$ for carpooling.  After the hike plan on stopping on the way back for a meal and refreshments. For specific information about the hike please contact Tom Cressler. (East Tennessee)

Dec 10. Short Springs State Natural Area, Tullahoma, 5 miles.  ..More.. Short Springs State Natural Area, Tullahoma, 5 miles.  Moderate due to slick rocks and steep inclines.  Joan Hartvigsen will lead us on this beautiful hike on all the Short Springs Trails, including Machine Falls Trail, Adams Falls Loop, Busby Falls Loop and Laurel Bluff Loop.  We will use the new TVA Bobo Creek Bridge to access Laurel Bluff Trail.    Machine Falls is gorgeous in December.  Meet  at 9:00 a.m. CT in the parking lot of Short Springs State Natural Area, 2250 Short Springs Road, Tullahoma.  Bring water and lunch.  You will need sturdy hiking boots and hiking sticks.  Register with Joan Hartvigsen, jhartvigs@comcast.net or 931-962-0811. (Highland Rim)

Dec 10. Hobbs Cabin Overnight Backpacking. Savage Gulf State ..More.. Hobbs Cabin Overnight Backpacking. Savage Gulf State Natural Area. 19 miles total rated moderate. Total gain and loss in elevation is about 700 feet. The cabin is primitive with a fireplace and six wooden bunks. There is a spring 100 yards downhill from the cabin. Space is limited to bunk space. (Murfreesboro)

Dec 10. Christmas Party, FFG multipurpose bldg, reserved 4 ..More.. Christmas Party, FFG multipurpose bldg, reserved 4 to 8 pm (Plateau)

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

Dec 10. Hike TBA - Louise Miniard.Christmas Social will begin ..More.. Hike TBA - Louise Miniard.Christmas Social will begin at 5:00 p.m. Contact Kathleen Sullivan for directions, and to sign up for a food item. (Upper Cumberland)

Dec 13. Chapter Christmas Potluck. 6:00 pm. NOTE TIME CHANGE. ..More.. Chapter Christmas Potluck. 6:00 pm. NOTE TIME CHANGE. Barfield Crescent Wilderness Station. This year we are trying something a bit different. We are making this event both a Christmas dinner and a homecoming for inactive and former members  as  well as our active ones. You can help by contacting the ones you know and encouraging them to come. Sometimes just a gentle nudge or an offer of a ride will do the trick.  Bring yourselves, your families, friends and neighbors. Bring a holiday dish to share. If you wish to take part in the Silly Santa Gift Exchange (optional)  bring a wrapped present worth $10 to $15. The dress will be Christmas casual (This is a chance to wear your red and green, Christmas sweaters, etc.)  Chapter will provide utensils, plates, napkins and beverages. (Murfreesboro)

Dec 13. Sterchi Farms.  Approximately 4-5 miles.  ..More.. Sterchi Farms.  Approximately 4-5 miles.  Easy.  Meet at Target parking lot on Hwy 153 at 9 a.m. (Soddy Daisy)

News Items

Most recent archive is: 2016-03-22.

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!


For more information, e-mail your name and complete mailing address to our membership director, or send by regular mail to:

 

Tennessee Trails Association

P.O. Box 41446

Nashville, TN 37204-1446

 

Or, call our toll-free information request line at

 

1-888-HIKE-TTA (1-888-445-3882)

 

and leave your name, address, and telephone number.

 

 

Hosting services provided by:

Sitemason - Build on Us

The content of this page was last updated on: 03/14/2016 20:46.

If you have questions or comments regarding the TTA website, please send an e-mail to our web editor.