Upcoming Chapter Meetings

Apr 22. Nashville

May 6. Sumner Trails

May 8. Plateau

May 13. Murfreesboro

7-day Hike Schedule


Apr 22. Sterchi Farms.  Easy.  Approximately 5 miles.  ..More.. Sterchi Farms.  Easy.  Approximately 5 miles.  Meet at Target parking lot on Hwy 153 at 9 a.m. (Soddy Daisy)

Apr 26. Hike with another chapter. (Clarksville)

Apr 26. House Mountain - Knox County.  At 2,064 feet, ..More.. House Mountain - Knox County.  At 2,064 feet, House Mountain is the highest point in Knox County.  The 4-mile loop is rated moderate to strenuous due to rocky terrain and 1,000-foot change in elevation.  We will meet at 10:00 AM EDT in the trailhead parking area.  Wear sturdy boots, bring water and snacks. (East Tennessee)

Apr 26. Backpacking Trip, Lower Cane Creek Overnight Loop, ..More.. Backpacking Trip, Lower Cane Creek Overnight Loop, Fall Creek Falls State Park, Spencer, TN, 12.4 miles, moderate.  Creek crossings, steep descent and ascent, rocky footing.  Linda Hudson will lead us on this beautiful overnight hike into the depths of Cane Creek Gorge where we will camp overnight.   Highlights of this hike include Piney Creek Falls, Millikans Overlook, Fall Creek Falls and Cane Creek Cascade. Contact Linda Hudson at lyndalehudson@gmail.com or931-841-0540. (Highland Rim)

Apr 26. Short Springs State Natural Area Wildflower Hike, ..More.. Short Springs State Natural Area Wildflower Hike, 4 miles moderate.  Meet at 9:00 a.m. CDT at the Short Springs State Natural Area Parking Lot, 2250 Short Springs Road, Tullahoma, TN.  Bring water and lunch and wear sturdy hiking shoes.  We will hike all the trails with special emphasis on the Wildflower Loop and we will visit Machine Falls. (Highland Rim)

Apr 26. Big Hill Pond. (Jackson)

Apr 26. Apr 25-27 - Buffalo National River Wilderness Area, ..More.. Apr 25-27 - Buffalo National River Wilderness Area, Jasper, AR – Preregistration Required   Friday: Leave in the morning and drive to Jasper.  In the afternoon we will hike on the Pedestal Rocks Trail and the Kings Bluff Loop.  These two trails are located next to one another and total 4.3 miles. They are rated moderate. Saturday:  Option 1:  We’ll hike 2.5 miles to Hemmed-In-Hollow Falls using the Center Point Trail. From there we will take the 5.4 mile Compton Trail. There is a short spur trail called the Goat Trail off this trail.  Those who aren’t afraid of narrow ledges above a 500 foot drop will enjoy great views.  Note that the hike to the falls descends about 1,200 feet and the hike back out climbs a like amount.  This hike is rated difficult due to the steep descent to the falls and the elevation gain on the return. Option 2:  A morning and an afternoon hike will be offered.  Each hike will be approximately three miles and will be rated easy to moderate.  Hikers can choose to do either or both. Sunday:  Before returning to Memphis, we will hike up Roundtop Mountain.  A 3.5 mile loop just south of Jasper with great views of the surrounding area.  The peak is about 200 feet above the trail head, but most of the climb is gradual. It is rated moderate.    (Memphis)

Apr 26. Greeter Falls @ Savage Gulf State Natural Area, 7 ..More.. Greeter Falls @ Savage Gulf State Natural Area, 7 miles moderate. We will be using a shuttle for this hike. We will start from The Stone Door Ranger Station, hike to the door and then along the Big Creek Rim to the Alum Campsite where we will have lunch. The hike then continues to Greeter Falls, and if weather permits, we can play in the water some. We will have a car at Greeter to shuttle back to the other cars at Stone Door. (Murfreesboro)

Apr 26. Short Springs State Natural Area, Tullahoma, TN. 3 ..More.. Short Springs State Natural Area, Tullahoma, TN. 3 miles, moderate.  Join us for waterfalls and wildflowers as we travel to one of the best hiking destinations in Middle Tennessee.  We will pass by clear streams that form Busby Falls and the 60 foot drop at Machine Falls.  Our next stop is the Wildflower Loop, home of two rare state-listed flowers, nestronia and the broad-leaved bunchflower.  It is always interesting to see what is in bloom!  If there is time and interest, we will stop at nearby Rutledge Falls on the return trip home.  Bring sturdy hiking boots, snacks, water, and lunch.  A hiking stick is useful on the steep hill down to the falls. (Nashville)

Apr 26. NE Georgia Waterfall Extravaganza Overnight Trip, ..More.. NE Georgia Waterfall Extravaganza Overnight Trip, Helen GA.     Pre-registration is required.  Deadline for pre-registration is Monday, April 21.  Hikes are scheduled to 6 waterfalls.  All hikes are 1/3 mile to 1 ½ miles in and out and rated easy (Plateau)

Apr 26. North Chickamauga Loop.  Moderate.  Approximately ..More.. North Chickamauga Loop.  Moderate.  Approximately 5 miles.  Meet at Walmart parking lot in Soddy Daisy at 9 a.m. (Soddy Daisy)

Apr 26. April 26 - Old Trace - Garrison Loop - 4 miles Moderate. ..More.. April 26 - Old Trace - Garrison Loop - 4 miles Moderate. After a scenic overlook and ascending a ridge our trail merges with the historic Natchez Trace for a mile or so before descending to Garrison Creek on the loop.  Our hike takes us along the creek and through some pasture land and forest with about 200 ft. elevation change.  The trail crosses Garrison Creek for a wet crossing.  You can either get your boots wet or take off your shoes and wade across.  You might want to bring some shoes to change to after the crossing or after the hike.  My son Paul Ballenger who is familiar with this trail, will be leading the hike with me.  Meet at the Presbyterian Church in Hendersonville at 9am CT to carpool or at the Garrison Creek rest stop on the Natachez Trace Parkway (Milepost 427.6) at 10:15 am CT.  After the hike we'll have lunch at Puckett's grocery in Leipers Fork.  For further info contact Loopy Al. (Sumner Trails)

Apr 26. 4/26 Pickett State Park, Jamestown, TN. We will ..More.. 4/26 Pickett State Park, Jamestown, TN. We will hike a collection of short but scenic trails: Natural Bridge, Hazard Cave, Lake View, Lake, Ladder, and Island Trail. Hike is 6 miles and rated easy. Camping is an option with a hike in Big South Fork on Sunday.  You can meet us at 8:00 a.m. CT in the Penney’s parking lot in Cookeville. For information and to register contact Kathleen.  (Upper Cumberland)

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