Upcoming Chapter Meetings

Nov 28. Nashville

Dec 9. Nashville

Dec 9. Highland Rim

Dec 9. Plateau

Dec 14. Memphis

Dec 19. Clarksville

7-day Hike Schedule


Nov 24. Old Stone Fort State Archaeological Park, Manchester, ..More.. Old Stone Fort State Archaeological Park, Manchester, TN.  Traditional Day After Thanksgiving Hike with the Murfreesboro Chapter.  Four miles.  Moderate due to steep climbs and eroded trails.  Meet Friday after Thanksgiving at 9:00 a.m. CT 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 Blue Hole Falls, Big Falls, the confluence of the Duck and Little Duck Rivers and limestone bluffs bordering the rivers.  Bring water and snacks.  Hiking boots and hiking sticks are recommended.  After our hike we will gather at a local restaurant for lunch.  Register with Joan Hartvigsen at jhartvigs@comcast.net  or 931-962-0811.    (Highland Rim)

Nov 24. After Thanksgiving Day Hike. Old Stone Fort Archaeological ..More.. After Thanksgiving Day Hike. Old Stone Fort Archaeological Park. Manchester. 4 miles. Moderate. Join us for our annual after Thanksgiving Day hike. This joint hike with the Highland Rim chapter is a family friendly hike. We will hike the Old Stone Fort Trail, River Fork Loop, Backbone, Little Duck Loop and the Old River Channel Trail. We will see Blue Hole Falls, Big Falls, the confluence of the Duck and Little Duck Rivers. After the hike we will go to a local restaurant for lunch. Meet in front of the museum at 9:00 am CT. (Murfreesboro)

Nov 25. After Thanksgiving hike; Rotary Park, Clarksville, ..More.. After Thanksgiving hike; Rotary Park, Clarksville, 4 mile Loop, moderate; meet 9:00 A.M. CT, first shelter on left after entering park. (Clarksville)

Nov 25. Herb Parsons Lake State Park, Fisherville Here’s ..More.. Herb Parsons Lake State Park, Fisherville Here’s an easy 6-mile hike around the lake and through the woods.  Meet at 9:30 a.m. at the lake and bring snacks and water.  Rain will cancel.         (Memphis)

Nov 25. ..More.. Herb Parsons Lake State Park, Fisherville     (Memphis)

Nov 25. Saturday, Nov 25- Shelby Bottom Greenway, 4-6 miles, ..More.. Saturday, Nov 25- Shelby Bottom Greenway, 4-6 miles, easy.  We will meet at the Trailhead at Wave Country on Two Rivers Pky. and cross the amazing pedestrian bridge over the Cumberland River.  Then we will mostly hike the Primitive Trails that adjoin the Greenway including the Cornelia Fort Trail.  The distance we walk will depend on the wishes of the group. Tennis shoes will be fine for this hike.  Bring water and snacks.  You are invited to join Libby for soup and sandwiches at Libby’s house afterward.   (Nashville)

Nov 25. Raccoon Mountain.  Approximately 6 miles.  ..More.. Raccoon Mountain.  Approximately 6 miles.  Moderate.  Meet at Food City parking lot in Red Bank at 9 a.m. (Soddy Daisy)

Nov 27. Chapter Meeting.  Dinner at 5:00 pm at Las Trojas ..More.. Chapter Meeting.  Dinner at 5:00 pm at Las Trojas Mexican Restaurant, 1905 N. Jackson Street, Tullahoma.  Meeting is 7:00 pm D. W. Wilson Community Center, 501 N. Collins Street, Tullahoma.  Our speaker is Stuart Carroll, Park Manager at Virgin Falls State Natural Area and Lost Creek State Natural Area.  He is co-author of the second edition of “Hiking Tennessee:  A Guide to the State’s Greatest Hiking Adventures.”  Mr. Carroll draws upon his thirty two years of experience within the Tennessee parks system and his overall knowledge as one of Tennessee’s native born.  The second edition contains some very substantial changes, particularly in the Cumberland Region.  He will discuss many of the hikes included in the book and some of the techniques used to map out hiking trails.  Mr. Carroll will bring copies of the book “Hiking Tennessee” to sell and autograph. (Highland Rim)

Nov 28. Falling Water Falls.  Approximately 5 miles.  ..More.. Falling Water Falls.  Approximately 5 miles.  Moderate.  Meet at Walmart parking lot in Soddy Daisy at 9 a.m. (Soddy Daisy)

Nov 29. Pickett State Park, Pogue Creek.  This will be ..More.. Pickett State Park, Pogue Creek.  This will be a 6.6 mile moderate hike in Pogue Creek Gorge to the Pickett SP picnic area which will require a car shuttle.  Features include rock houses, rock bluffs and an overlook.   Depart 8am from Cracker Barrel.  Carpool cost is $5. (Plateau)

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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.

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