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7-day Hike Schedule


Feb 24. Indian Town Bluff, near Ashland City, TN; 4 miles, ..More.. Indian Town Bluff, near Ashland City, TN; 4 miles, moderate; meet 8:30 A.M. CT, Madison Street Old Kmart parking area, Clarksville, TN; ∼28 miles to the trail head. (Clarksville)

Feb 24. Long Hunter State Park -Saturday - February 24, 2018The ..More.. Long Hunter State Park -Saturday - February 24, 2018The 2,600 acres which make up this area became a state park in 1974 and has four sections, Couchville, Baker’s Grove, Bryant Grove and Sellars Farm. Long Hunter State Park offers a variety of recreational activities.  The more than 20 miles of hiking trails provide a variety of terrain and habitats and range from pleasant strolls to longer jaunts for the more adventurous. Trails include a self-guided, paved arboretum trail and the five and a half -mile Volunteer Trail that follows the lakeshore. Sella’s Farm State Archaeological Area is a family-friendly attraction for history enthusiasts interested in learning more about this area. Sellars Farm is one of the few Native American mounds in Tennessee that is protected under government ownership. Based on artifacts discovered at Sellars Farm, the community appears to have been occupied during the Mississippian Period around 900 AD until about 1500 AD. There’s a short loop trail around the farm which is a good hike for guests with children and offers a unique learning experience. Sellars Farm is located on Poplar Hill Road, Watertown, Tenn. 37184 and is a satellite of Long Hunter State Park.  The leader of the hike will select the hiking trail for this hike. We will meet at Tollgate Medical Center, Thompson’s Station, TN at 8:00 a.m. to carpool to Long Hunter State Park.  If anyone cares to join us, we should be able to meet at the trailhead at 9:15 a.m. (Columbia/Franklin)

Feb 24. Arkabutla State Park – Coldwater, MS Join us ..More.. Arkabutla State Park – Coldwater, MS Join us for an easy 5-mile hike through Coldwater River Bottomlands with woods, swamp and large trees.  Trail is level, wear hiking boots as parts could be muddy and bring snacks and water.  If the group wants, we could hike the half mile nature trail afterwards.  Meet at 9:30 a.m. at the trailhead at the recreation area below the dam.    Rain or snow will cancel the hike.  Directions: take I- 55 south from Memphis, turn right (West) on I-69, drive to HWY 301, turn left (south) on 301, follow 301 into the park, go through the camping area , turn into the day use area by the spillway to trailhead.    (Memphis)

Feb 24. CHEEK’S BEND has been CANCELED due to weather. ..More.. CHEEK’S BEND has been CANCELED due to weather. The approach to the trail head is via a creek bed and will be impassable by Saturday. This hike will be rescheduled for a later date!Cheeks Bend, 1.8 mile balloon loop rated easy.Cheeks Bend is part of the Duck River State Natural Area Complex and the Yannali Wildlife Area. The trail is relatively flat and rated easy. There is a small cave that leads to a bluff overlooking the Duck River. Bring water, snacks and good hiking shoes. After the hike we will go to a local restauraunt for lunch. (Murfreesboro)

Feb 24. Panther Branch and Spicewood Trails, Frozen Head State ..More.. Panther Branch and Spicewood Trails, Frozen Head State Park, Wartburg, TN. 9 miles. STRENUOUS. This hike to Frozen Head Mountain is one of the highest peaks in the Cumberlands and features nice views. We will ascend the mountain on the Panther Branch Trail and descend using the Spicewood Trail. The hike is 9 miles and is rated STRENUOUS because of the elevation change of almost 2000 feet. Bring snacks, lunch, and water. We would meet at the FedEx office at 540 Donelson Pike at 6 AM. Call Karl Dupre at 615-207-2250(karld@comcast.net) for information or to join the hike. (Nashville)

Feb 24. Sluder Road to the Rock Climbers parking lot via Deep ..More.. Sluder Road to the Rock Climbers parking lot via Deep Creek.  Approximately 7 miles.  Strenuous.  Meet at the Durham Street parking lot in Soddy Daisy at 9 a.m. (Soddy Daisy)

Feb 24. February 24 Panther Branch and Spicewood Trails, Frozen ..More.. February 24 Panther Branch and Spicewood Trails, Frozen Head State Park, Wartburg, TN.  9 miles.  STRENUOUS. This hike to Frozen Head Mountain, is one of the highest peaks in the Cumberland’s, and features nice views.  We will ascend the mountain on the Panther Branch Trail and descend using the Spicewood Trail.  The hike is 9 miles and is rated STRENUOUS because of the elevation change of almost 2000 feet.  Bring snacks, lunch, and water.  You can meet us at 7:00 am CT in the Penney’s parking lot in Cookeville.   For information and to contact Richard Savage at 931-526-2035 or savage_richard@hotmail.com. (Upper Cumberland)

Feb 26. Chapter Meeting.  Dinner at 5:00 p.m. at Applebee’s ..More.. Chapter Meeting.  Dinner at 5:00 p.m. at Applebee’s Restaurant, 1957 N. Jackson Street, Tullahoma.  Meeting is 7:00 p.m. at D. W. Wilson Community Center, 501 N. Collins Street, Tullahoma.  Marcia Medford will present a  program on her recent trip to Newfoundland, Canada. (Highland Rim)

Feb 27. Tour de Wolf Trail – Shelby Farms Woody will ..More.. Tour de Wolf Trail – Shelby Farms Woody will lead a 6 mile, easy hike along the Tour de Wolf "off road" bicycle course.  This trail is not paved; so, wear sturdy shoes or boots.  We will meet at the Shelby Farms Visitor Center at 9:00 a.m. sharp.  Rain or snow will cancel the hike.         (Memphis)

Feb 27. Little Cedar Mountain.  Approximately 5 miles.  ..More.. Little Cedar Mountain.  Approximately 5 miles.  Moderate.  Meet at Food City parking lot in Red Bank at 9 a.m. (Soddy Daisy)

Feb 28. Cherokee NF-Bald River Gorge Trail.   OPTION 1: ..More.. Cherokee NF-Bald River Gorge Trail.   OPTION 1: This is a moderate 6 mile one-way hike from the Holly Flats Campsite on Forest Road 126 to Bald River Falls.  Plan for a long car shuttle.  OPTION 2:  For a shorter in-and-out hike to the falls drop off one-way hikers at Holly Flats then driver to Bald River Falls Trailhead.  Depart VF Outlet Mall at 8am CT.  Carpool cost is $10.    Pack water, snacks and lunch.   (Plateau)

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