Upcoming Chapter Meetings

Feb 27. Highland Rim

2/7. Columbia/Franklin

Mar 2. Plateau

Mar 7. Columbia/Franklin

Mar 21. Clarksville

7-day Hike Schedule


Feb 25. ndian Town Bluff, near Ashland City, TN; 4 miles, ..More.. ndian Town Bluff, near Ashland City, TN; 4 miles, moderate; meet 8:30 A.M. CT, Madison Street Kmart, Clarksville, TN; ∼28 miles to the trail head.    (Clarksville)

Feb 25. Henry Horton State Park Hike - February 25, 2017This ..More.. Henry Horton State Park Hike - February 25, 2017This hike will take place at the Henry Horton State Park and it will be on the Adeline Wihoite River Trail which is about 1.35 miles long.  Round trip will be approximately 2.70 miles long. We can add the Loop for another 1.55 miles.  It follows the Duck River. The parking area is before the bridge on the left side of the road to Lewisburg. The trip from Spring Hill should take 1/2 hr. This will be a moderate hike. We will meet at McDonald’s in Spring Hill (4910 Main Street, Spring Hill) at 8:30 a.m. so we can carpool to the hiking site.  We can plan on having lunch after the hike if wanted.  If you plan on attending this hike, please contact Ron Neissen at 931-797-8834 or rjneissen@hotmail.com   (Columbia/Franklin)

Feb 25. Virgin Falls State Natural Area.  8 miles, moderate ..More.. Virgin Falls State Natural Area.  8 miles, moderate to strenuous. De Rossett, TN.  (11 miles east of Sparta).  Joint Hike with the Nashville Chapter.  Marietta Poteet will lead this wonderful winter hike in Virgin Falls State Natural Area.  This is a beautiful trek passing Big Laurel Falls, Sheep Cave and Sheep Falls, ending down at 110 ft. Virgin Falls.  Virgin Falls is a beautiful and interesting waterfall emerging from a cave to flow and fall 110 feet into another cave.  Hopefully it will be icy around the falls which further enhances its beauty.  This hike is rated moderate to strenuous because of the 8 mile total length and 800 ft. NET elevation change.   Bring water, snacks, lunch, hiking sticks and sturdy hiking boots.  We will meet at the Virgin Falls parking lot located near De Rossett, TN at 9:00 a.m.  Please call Marietta Poteet at 931-924-7666 or email at nannietta@blomand.net to register and gain further information. (Highland Rim)

Feb 25. Feb 25 -  Big Hill Pond SP  This will be ..More.. Feb 25 -  Big Hill Pond SP  This will be a walk in the park on trails that you might not have seen before. This hike will be about 7 miles long, with little elevation change. Don Dresser will lead the hike, and can be reached at donald_dresser@usit.net or 731 694 0146.  If you are going, please meet at Panera Restaurant in Jackson at 8 am, so that we can carpool together, or arrange to meet us at the park around 9:30. (Jackson)

Feb 25. Virgin Falls, Sparta TN. Moderate to strenuous. 8 ..More.. Virgin Falls, Sparta TN. Moderate to strenuous. 8 miles Doug Burroughs (Nashville) and Marietta Poteet (Highland Rim) will co-lead a hike to Virgin Falls Pocket Wilderness Area.  It is a most beautiful trek passing Big Laurel Falls, Sheep Cave and Falls, ending up at 110’ high Virgin Falls.  This wonderful waterfall is one of the most beautiful and interesting falls around, falling from one cave into another cave.  Hopefully it will be icy around the falls which further enhances its beauty.  This hike is rated moderate to strenuous because of the 8 mile total length and because of the 800 foot elevation change. (We’ll be hiking uphill on the way out.)  Please bring snacks, lunch, boots, hiking sticks, and clothing suitable for the weather there that day.  We will carpool from the FedEx/Kinko on Donelson Road at 7 AM or you can meet us at the Virgin Falls parking lot located near DeRossett, TN at 9:00 AM.   (Nashville)

Feb 25. Flipper Bend.  Approximately 8 miles.  Strenuous.  ..More.. Flipper Bend.  Approximately 8 miles.  Strenuous.  Meet at Walmart parking lot in Soddy Daisy at 9 a.m. (Soddy Daisy)

Feb 25. FEB 25 SHELBY BOTTOMS GREENWAY 4.5 miles EASY  This ..More.. FEB 25 SHELBY BOTTOMS GREENWAY 4.5 miles EASY  This is a good wintertime walk since it can be real steamy in the summertime.  This is a pretty flat walk on 8 ft. wide paved greenway and follows the west bank of the Cumberland river.  We will start at the Forest Green trailhead and walk downstream, ending up at the Nature Center in shelby Park - this hike will require us to do a shuttle.  After the hike we’ll have lunch at a Nashville classic: - The Gerst House- before returning to Hendersonville.  Meet at First Presbyterian Church in Hendersonville at 9 AM CT for carpooling or at the Forest Green Trailhead at 9:45 CT.  For further info contact River Rat Al. (Sumner Trails)

Feb 25. Collin’s Gulf Loop - The hike includes several ..More.. Collin’s Gulf Loop - The hike includes several waterfalls, overlooks, and the historic Stagecoach road. The hike is 12 miles and is rated strenuous. There is an alternative hike rated moderate for a total of 5 miles. Contact Gary Kimbrell for more information and to register.  (Upper Cumberland)

Feb 28. Program meeting. 7:00, REI Brentwood TN. The Cumberland ..More.. Program meeting. 7:00, REI Brentwood TN. The Cumberland Trail has been a work in progress since the earliest days of the Tennessee Trails Association. Bob Fulcher manages the trail as our state’s first linear state park. He will be bringing us history and updates on the trail in which many TTA members have invested their sweat equity as well as financial support. Come to hear what’s open and what’s happening on the CT (Nashville)

Feb 28. Raccoon Mountain.  Approximately 4 miles.  ..More.. Raccoon Mountain.  Approximately 4 miles.  Moderate.  Meet at Food City parking lot in Red Bank at 9 a.m. (Soddy Daisy)

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