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CORONA VIRUS NOTICE: May 2, 2020:

As parks reopen across the state, TTA Chapters should follow the guidelines as stated by the Local, State, and Federal authorities.

This is an interpretation of these guidelines for any hike or event designated as a Tennessee Trails Association event as approved by the Tennessee Trails Board of Directors:

· In order to practice social distancing, all participants should arrive in their own transportation. No carpooling.

· Hikers should travel less than an hour from their home to a planned hike

· Hikes should have 10 or less participants. Try to hike at times when the park is less crowded, especially the parking lot and trailhead.

Be aware of changes that may lessen or increase these restrictions as the recovery progresses.

Visit the Tennessee State Parks Tips for Visitors website.


Date Chapter Hike Leader or Contact
    Calendar updated May 24, 2020 Please pre-register. Schedules are subject to change!
    ** May 2020 **  

5/27
Wed

Plateau

Big South Fork, Honey Creek to Eye of the Needle, Helen, TNWe will start from Honey Creek Loop Entrance 2 for a new to us trail to eye of the needle.  SHORTHIKE:  4-5 mi in/out easy to moderate.  LONG HIKE:  7-8 mi easy to moderate in/out hike. We will have lunch at the picnic area above the eye of the needle.  Depart 7:30 am CDST from Cracker Barrel. Pack water, snacks and lunch.  Carpool cost is $6.  

For additional information contact the hike coordinator, Deb Westervelt, plateauhikes@tennesseetrails.org or text/call 931-267-2243.  

5/30
Sat

Highland Rim

Short Springs State Natural Area, Tullahoma,TN.  Fifth Saturday Work Day.  Please meet at 8 am in the parking lot, 2250 Short Springs Road, TN.  Register with Joan Hartvigsen, jhartvigs@comcast.net or 931-962-0811.   Bring pruners or loppers, water, work gloves.  Specific tasks will be announced closer to the date. 

 

Joan Hartvigsen
jhartvigs@comcast.net
931-962-0811

5/30-
5/31

Murfreesboro

Big South Fork Backpacking Trip. This is a 2 day, 1 night backpacking trip. Start on Saturday for a 8.6 mile hike at Sawmill down Salt Pine Ridge Trail, Laurel Fork Creek Trail, Black House Branch to Charit Creek Lodge (camp at the island).  Water shoes will be required for the Laurel Fork Creek as there are several stream crossings and some hiking in the stream sections.  Sunday for 6.1 mile hike to Twin Arches, Jakes Place, Slave Falls and back to our cars at Sawmill trailhead.  Bring food, hiking boots, water shoes and camping gear.  For information and to register, contact Sara Pollard at 615-714-3610 or sarabpollard@gmail.com.

 

Sara Pollard
sarabpollard@gmail.com
615-714-3610

5/30-
5/31

Plateau

May 30-31 – a 2 day, 1 night backpacking trip. Start on Saturday for a 8.6 mile hike at Sawmill down Salt Pine Ridge Trail,
Laurel Fork Creek Trail, Black House Branch to Charit Creek Lodge (camp at the island). Water shoes will be required for the Laurel Fork Creek as there are several stream crossings and some hiking in the stream sections.  Sunday for 6.1 mile hike to Twin Arches, Jakes Place, Slave Falls and back to our cars at Sawmill trail head.  Bring food, hiking boots, water shoes and camping gear. 

For information and to register, contact Sara Pollard at
615-714-3610 or sarabpollard@gmail.com.

    ** June 2020 **  

6/1
Mon

Columbia/ Franklin

June 2, 2020 - Columbia/Franklin Quarterly Meeting - Franklin, TN
Barnabas Center (behind St. Paul Episcopal Church) 506 Fair Street
Social Hour - 6-7 PM.  Meeting starts at 7:00 pm
Discussion on hikes for the summer.  In June, we will revisit the hikes scheduled for April.  Hope to see you there.  Thx.

Jane Coffey - 615.516.6551 or jecoffey0644@gmail.com
Marvin Caine - 931.626.2754 or mlcaine@aol.com

6/1
Mon

Columbia/ Franklin

June 6, 2020 - Timberland Park - Franklin, TN
Timberland Park, opened in the fall of 2014, sits on 72 acres adjacent to the Natchez Trace Parkway at milepost 437.2 less than a mile south of the Tennessee Highway 96 (Double Arch Bridge) entrance to the Park.  Meet at the Interpretive Center at 8:30 a.m.
Amenities: Interpretive center, hiking trails, ADA accessible trail, restroom, RV turnaround
Location: Access the Natchez Trace Pkwy. from Hwy. 96 W. At the top of the ramp, turn south (left) onto Pkwy. Park is on right. For those coming from Columbia/Spring Hill, we will meet behind McDonald’s on north side of Spring Hill (Williamson County) at 8:00 a.m.

Jane Coffey: jecoffey0644@gmail.com or 615.516.6551

6/1
Mon

Columbia/ Franklin

June 20, 2020 - Warner Park Access Trail, 2.5 miles.
Moderate to strenuous (some rather steep inclines). Harpeth Woods Trail is a 2.5 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Nashville, TN that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Hike leader is Jane Coffey. We will meet at Tollgate Medical Center at 8 am and carpool to Edwin Warner Park. If you want to meet at the trailhead, contact the hike leader and plan to be there between 8:45 - 9:00 a.m. 

Jane Coffey - jecoffey0644@gmail.com or 615.516.6551

6/1
Mon

Plateau

Pickett State Park, Jamestown, TN - Glow Worm Night Hike.   In the dark of night between 8:45 PM - 10:00 PM we will descend 1/2 mile round trip to the edge of Hazard Cave. Strange blue lights dot the cave floor and walls, becoming more evident as their eyes adapt to the darkness. The source of this other worldly light is the larva of the fungus gnat Orfelia fultoni and is the only bioluminescent dipteran, or fly species, in North America. Little is known about their biology but it is likely that they use their light to attract prey into a sticky web that they have surrounded themselves with. At Pickett State Park the most obvious congregation of the glow worms is along the small rivulet that flows in front of Hazard Cave and is a popular attraction for park visitors in late spring and early summer. Depart 7:30pm CDST from Cracker Barrel SW corner of rear parking lot.   Carpool cost is $6.  Don’t forget tick/bug spray and sunscreen.  

For additional information contact the hike coordinator, Deb Westervelt, plateauhikes@tennesseetrails.org
 or text/call 931-267-2243.  

6/2
Tue

Sumner Trails




Tuesday June 2     Eagle Pass Trail    2.6 miles  Easy   This trail is the extension of the paved Ashland City Greenway starting at the Sycamore Harbor trailhead on Chapmansboro Road and ending up at the Cheatham Dam picnic area. The trail surface is mostly gravel and there is very little elevation change. Most of the trail is alongside the East bank of the Cumberland River on the old Tennessee Central Railroad grade with nice views of the river - perhaps we will spot the namesake eagle. For the most part, the trail is shady in the morning hours. You might want to wear hiking shoes or boots because of the gravel surface but you won’t need hiking sticks or poles. If you don’t want to drink from the river you might want to bring water. Also please bring a sack lunch and we will sit on picnic tables along the river bank after the hike using proper distancing of course. We are not allowed to carpool but please meet at First Presbyterian Church, 172 West Main Street in Hendersonville at 9am CT and we will caravan to the trailhead. If you would like to go please email me at ballallenger@aol.com and I will take the emails in the order I receive them since we are limited to 10 hikers. To register or for further info contact Eagle Owl at ballallenger@aol.com or call/text at (615) 454-7673 

Eagle Owl at ballallenger@aol.com 

call/text at (615) 454-7673

6/3
Wed

Plateau

BSF Jamestown,  TN, John Muir Trail to Maude’s Crack.  This will be a moderate 6 mile loop hike along No Business Creek.  Bring water shoes to wade through water.     https://www.nps.gov/biso/learn/historyculture/nobusiness.htm.   This loop that takes us in and out of No Business Gorge and past some of the most interesting natural and historical features found in the Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area, including a 100 feet climb through Maude’s Crack. There are relics of an early 20th century settlement along No Business Creek. The hike is rated moderate because of the rugged terrain, a stream crossing, and a 100’ climb or descent through Maude’s Crack.  Depart 7:30 am CDST from Cracker Barrel’s rear lot in Crossville.  Carpool cost is $6.  Don’t forget tick/bug spray and sunscreen. Pack water, snacks and lunch.  

For additional information contact the hike coordinator, Deb Westervelt, at plateauhikes@tennesseetrails.org or text/call 931-267-2243.

6/6
Sat

Clarksville

National Trails Day; Assuming the park is open for this activity. Work on the new trail at Dunbar Cave State Park; Meet 8:00 AM CT at the picnic table at the trail head. Bring work gloves

 

Philip Anderson 931-561-0925.

 

6/6
Sat

East Tennessee

Cherohula National Forest - Bald River Falls.  Join us for this great hike in Cherohula National Forest. This 11 mile hike is rated difficult due to the mileage.   We will park in the lot to the left of the falls and start our hike to the top of the ridge (just a short distance).  Once we reach the ridge top, the trail levels out and follows the river.   There is a small waterfall/large cascade close to our turn around.   The total elevation gain is about 500 feet.  This is a gentle but somewhat long hike.  We will meet at 10:00 am in the parking lot as described.   Preregistration is advised.  Any questions,  please call Rosie.

Rosie Marshall
865-985-9144
rosemary_l@hotmail.com

6/6
Sat

Highland Rim

Stone Door, Big Creek Gulf, Alum Gap, Big Creek Rim Trails Loop.  9.5 miles.  Moderate to strenuous.  South Cumberland State Park, 1183 Stone Door Road, Beersheba Springs, TN.  Please contact our hike leader, Marietta Poteet, to register, nannietta@blomand.net or 931-924-7666.  Please register soon because Tennessee State Park guidelines limit the group to ten hikers.  Bring a lot of water, snacks and lunch.  Wear sturdy hiking boots and bring hiking sticks.  This hike offers spectacular overlooks and fascinating geology.  

 

Marietta Poteet
nannietta@blomand.net
931-924-7666

6/6
Sat

Murfreesboro

National Trails Day.  Barfield Crescent Park. Come join us for trail maintenance at this beautiful park from 8:00 am until 11:00 am CT. Bring gloves, sturdy shoes, a snack and water. For more information or to sign up, contact Sara Pollard at 615-714-3610 or sarabpollard@gmail.com.

Sara Pollard
sarabpollard@gmail.com
615-714-3610

6/6
Sat

Plateau

National Trails Day - CT Black Mountain Trail Maintenance Work Day and Picnic.  Callingall Members to come out and help clip, lop, saw, weed-whack from 8-11am then meet up at the campground for a picnic.  If you can’t work you can volunteer to carry and set up the picnic. 
Depart at 7:30am CDST from Dorton United Methodist Church one mile East of Peavine Rd on HY 70E.  

For additional information contact the hike coordinator, Deb Westervelt, text/call 931-267-2243 or email plateauhikes@tennesseetrails.org.

6/7
Sun

Highland Rim

Tennessee River Gorge Paddle. Joint outing with the Murfreesboro Chapter.  Meet at the Raccoon Mountain Boat Launch (Raccoon Mountain Road, Whitwell, TN)  on the Tennessee River at 8:00 am CDT.  Sunday morning we will paddle through the beautiful Tennessee River Gorge from TVA’s Raccoon Mountain Boat Ramp. The paddle is through Prentice Cooper State Forest.  We will not use a vehicle shuttle because of the COVID-19 Pandemic.  Bring a lot of water, snacks, lunch, sunscreen, hat, sunglasses, binoculars and a camera.  We will see Osprey and Bald Eagles.  One year a river otter swam next to my kayak!  You must wear your PFD.   Please contact Joan Hartvigsen at jhartvigs@comcast.net , 931-962-0811 to register.  Directions for the Raccoon Mountain Boat Ramp:  Take Exit 174 off Interstate 24 East.  Turn left onto Cummings Highway (US Hwy 41).  Drive 2.6 miles then turn right onto Raccoon Mountain Road.  Drive 2 miles, then left into the parking lot.  A vehicle caravan leaving from Monteagle Elementary School can be arranged.  

Joan Hartvigsen
jhartvigs@comcast.net
931-962-0811

6/7
Sun

Murfreesboro

Tennessee River Gorge Paddle. Joint outing with the Highland Rim chapter. Meet at the TVA Raccoon Mountain Boat Ramp at 8:00 am CT. On this Sunday morning we will paddle through the beautiful Tennessee River Gorge and Prentice Cooper State Forest. We will not use a vehicle shuttle because of the COVID-19 Pandemic. Bring water, snacks, lunch, sunscreen, and a PFD is required. We may see osprey and bald eagles along the way. Directions for the Raccoon Mountain Boat Ramp: Take Exit 174 off Interstate 24 East toward Chattanooga. Turn left onto Cummings Highway (US Hwy 41). Drive 2.6 miles and then turn right onto Raccoon Mountain Road.  Drive 2 miles, then left into the parking lot. To sign up contact Sara Pollard at 615-714-3610 or sarabpollard@gmail.com.

Sara Pollard
sarabpollard@gmail.com
615-714-3610

6/9
Tue

Murfreesboro

Chapter Picnic at Barfield Crescent Park, Shelter Number #5. 6:00 pm. NOTE THE TIME CHANGE. This is our annual summer picnic for our chapter members and their families. Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic this will be a “bring your own meal” including drinks, personal utensils and napkins. We are not able to reserve the shelter so bring lawn chairs in case it’s not available and we’ll tailgate instead. Please don’t attend if you are not comfortable with participating! Any questions contact Jeanne Conatser at djconatser@comcast.net.

 

Jeanne Conatser
djconatser@comcast.net

6/10
Wed

Plateau

BSF Oscar Blevins Farm Loop, Jamestown, TN.  We begin at the West Entrance trailhead with 2.2 miles of hiking through a peaceful wooded setting on the Collier Ridge Bike Trail loaded with rhododendrons before we join the 3.7 mile Oscar Blevins loop that features the old log cabin where Oscar was born in 1915. Other features along the trail include Muleshoe Rock Shelter, bluffs, old fields and a wet-weather waterfall. After completing the loop, we return on the West Entrance trail for a total of 8 moderate miles. Short hike: Drive down West Brandy Creek Rd to the farm then hike the 3.7 moderate mile Oscar Blevins Loop Trail. Bring lunch and water. Depart from Cracker Barrel at 8:00 am CT.  Carpool cost is $6. 

For additional information contact the hike coordinator, Deb Westervelt, email plateauhikes@tennesseetrails.org or  text/call 931-267-2243.

6/11
Thu

Nashville

Thursday, June 11, 6 PM, Richland Park Greenway. Nashville TN.  

Contact Doug Burroughs at dougburroughs@tennessee.usa.com for details and to register.

6/11
Thu

Plateau

Chapter Monthly Meeting. Meeting held 6pm in the First Methodist Church Annex on Neecham St. Meet for dinner at 4:30pm Las Margaritas Mexican Restaurant,72 Woodmere Mall, Crossville, TN. Speaker Bobby Fulcher. 

Please let Norm know you are coming to dinner, (931) 202 - 2338.

6/11
Thu

Sumner Trails

Thursday, June 11th,  Beaman Park, 3.9miles. Nashville 9:30 am . Easy to moderate with a couple of hills. Join us on a 3.9 Mile total out and back that leaves from the Beaman Park Highlands Trailhead. We will follow the RidgetopTrail out & back. Should be less strenuous than our hikes from the Nature Center. Hiking poles recommended. Those who wish to carpool, please meet us at the Kroger in the Glenbrook Shopping Center at 9:00 am (1010 Glenbrook Way, Hendersonville) or meet at the park at the Highland Trailhead at 9:30. Take a right on Eaton’s Creek Road off of Old Hickory before the turn into the Nature Center. Then take a left on Little Marrowbone Road and a left into the park. Continue up the hill to the Highlands Trailhead. For more information please contact Duane Frichtl at  duane5505@icloud.com or 309-830-9720.  We hope you will join us!   We may not be able to carpool dependent on any restrictions at that time. Also, may have to limit the hike to 10.  

Duane Frichtl  duane5505@icloud.com 
or 309-830-9720

6/13
Sat

Clarksville

Harpeth Rive State Park: Newsoms Mill 100 yards, easy; Hidden Lake 1.9 mile loop, moderate; Mace Bluff .25 total miles out and back, difficult; Narrows of the Harpeth, 2.1 total miles, out and back, moderate; meet 8:00 A.M. CT, Madison Street Food Line parking lot; 44 miles to the trail head.

 

Paul Schwab 931.645.9068

6/13
Sat

East Tennessee

Knoxville - Ft. Dickerson Civil War Battlefield.  This 4 mile hike is full of history and unusual because of its proximity to our downtown Knoxville.   We will meet in the farthest parking area at 10:00 am and begin our hike at the trail  that quickly leads to the quarry.   We’ll circle and proceed on several different trails.  It will seem longer than 4 miles but at the end, we’ll make a rather steep climb back to our cars.  Preregistration is advised.  Any questions,  please call  Rosie.

Rosie Marshall
865-985-9144
rosemary_l@hotmail.com

6/13
Sat

Highland Rim

Tims Ford State Park, Winchester, TN. Family Hike. Lost Creek Overlook Trail and the Evans Loop Trail. Three miles. Relaxed pace. Joint activity with the Murfreesboro Chapter, Jeanne Conatser. We will take several short spur trails off Lost Creek Overlook Trail to tip of peninsulas to view Tims Ford Lake. We can swim in the lake on the Evans Loop Trail, so dress in quick dry clothes. Meet at 9:00 am CDT at the Visitor Center. Please register with Joan Hartvigsen at jhartvigs@comcast.net or 931-962-0811. You will need your hiking boots and hiking sticks. Bring water and a lunch. Save room for Kemp Ice Cream, sold inside the Park at the Marina.

 

Joan Hartvigsen
Jhartvigs@comcast.net
931-962-0811

6/13
Sat

Murfreesboro

“Pick a Park” series. Tims Ford State Park. Lost Creek Overlook and the Evans Loop Trail. 3 miles rated easy at a relaxed pace. Joint outing with the Highland Rim chapter. We will take several short spur trails off Lost Creek Overlook Trail to tip of peninsulas to view Tims Ford Lake. We can swim in the lake on the Evans Loop Trail, so wear quick drying clothes. Bring water and lunch. Meet at 9:00 am CT at the Tims Ford State Park Visitor Center. After the hike there’s the option of having Kemp ice cream sold inside the park marina. Please register with Jeanne Conatser at djconatser@comcast.net.

 

 

 

 

Jeanne Conatser
djconatser@comcast.net

6/13
Sat

Plateau

GSMNP Walker Sisters Cabin and Little Green Brier School.  Long hike: 8 mile in/out moderate to strenuous due to 1500’ elevation gain. Short hike: 4.5 mile easy hike in/out turning around at the end of Little Brier Gap Trail. Our hike will start from the Metcalf Bottoms campground on Metcalf Bottoms Trail .6 mi to the school then Little Brier Gap Trail to a junction of a gravel road and Grassy Rd.  The gravel road leads .25 mi to the Walker Sisters Cabin and spring house where 10 children were raised.  Carpool cost $8.  Don’t forget tick/bug spray and sunscreen. Pack water, snacks and lunch. Depart at 7:30am CDST from Dorton United Methodist Church one mile East of Peavine Rd on HY 70E.  

For additional information contact the hike coordinator, Deb Westervelt, plateauhikes@tennesseetrails.org or text/call 931-267-2243.

6/16
Tue

Clarksville

No monthly meeting.

 

Philip Anderson 931-561-0925.

6/17
Wed

Plateau

Yahoo Falls-Alum Ford Loop, Big South Fork, Whitley City, KY.  Short hike: 5 miin/out moderate hike to Maker’s Arch and Yahoo Falls. Long hike: Yahoo Falls-Alum Ford Loop is a 10-11 mile strenous/difficult hike. We will start at Alum Ford river access and go south on Sheltowee Trace Trail along the Big South Fork River. At Negro Creek Trail we hike uphill for 2+ miles to get out of the gorge. Then we cross Hwy 700 and continue on Yahoo Arch Trail. We pass an optional side trail to Marker’s Arch for 0.5 miles one way. Next we hike on to Yahoo Arch and then to our finale of Yahoo Falls for great photo opportunities and a history story about Princess Cornblossom. Yahoo Falls is the tallest waterfall in the BSF and all of Kentucky. We will finish our hike back to Alum Ford along Yahoo creek. This loop has numerous creek crossings, a long uphill climb and confusing trail signs. Wear hiking boots and dress for the weather. Hiking poles are recommended. Bring lunch, snacks and plenty of water. Depart from Cracker Barrel at 7:30am CDST. There is a 2 hour drive to the trail head. Carpool cost $8. 

For additional information contact the hike coordinator, Deb Westervelt, plateauhikes@tennesseetrails.org or text/call 931-267-2243.

6/20
Sat

Clarksville

Stones River Battlefield Loop Trail is a 3.3 mile, half paved and half unpaved, easy; meet 8:00 A.M. CT at I 24 park and ride near Mc Donalds; 80 miles to the trail head.

 

Paul Schwab 931.645.9068

6/22
Mon

Highland Rim

Chapter Meeting.  Bring Your Own Dinner at 5pm in Tims Ford State Park, Picnic Shelter #1.   Bring lawn chairs.  The program is a walk on the bicycle trail or Lost Creek Trail.  Please let Joan Hartvigsen know if you plan to come to the picnic, jhartvigs@comcast.net or 931-962-0811.  You will need hiking boots and hiking stick for the Lost Creek Trail.  

 

 

Tom Bentley
htbentley@lighttube.net
931-273-6344

6/24
Wed

Plateau

Pickett State Park, Jamestown, TN - Pogue CreekTrail. 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 7:30am CDST from Crossville Cracker Barrel. Carpool cost is $5.  

For additional information, contact the hike coordinator, Deb Westervelt, email plateauhikes@tennesseetrails.org or text/call 931-267-2243.

6/25
Thu

Nashville

Thursday, June 25, 6 PM: Fort Negley,Nashville, TN. 

Contact Doug Burroughs at dougburroughs@tennessee.usa.com for details and to register.

6/27
Sat

Clarksville

Annual Picnic Dunbar Cave State Park, Assuming the park will be open for picnics by then; 2.5 mile moderate hike followed by a pot luck supper;  Meet at the dance floor; 4:00 P.M. CT until dusk (bring a dish and a folding chair).

 

Suva Bastin 931-645-2849

6/27
Sat

East Tennessee

GSMNP - Charlie’s Bunion Trail.  8 miles. This is one of the most popular hikes in the Smokies because it  is part of the Appalachian  Trail.   We’ll begin our hike at Newfoundland  Gap and hike 4 miles to a spectacular overlook  rock.  After a short break, we will return those same 4 miles back to our cars.  This hike has very little elevation gain and loss.  We will meet at the parking area at 10:00 am.  Preregistration is advised.   Any questions, please call Rosie.

Rosie Marshall
865-985-9144
rosemary_l@hotmail.com

6/27
Sat

Highland Rim

 Kayak and Hike.  Tims Ford Lake and Tims Ford State Park, Winchester, TN.  We will put in at Anderton Boat Ramp on Tims Ford Lake and paddle to Ray Branch Peninsula.  We will then hike about 3 miles on the Ray Branch Shoreline Trail in Tims Ford State Park.  Bring water, snacks and lunch.  You will need water shoes and walking/hiking boots.  You will not be able to walk the trail in water shoes.  Please register with Joan Hartvigsen, jhartvigs@comcast.net or 931-962-0811.  We will meet at 8 am CDT at Dollar General Store, 3460 Lynchburg Road, Winchester, TN.  Lynchburg Road is Highway 50.

 

Joan Hartvigsen
jhartvigs@comcast.net
931-962-0811

6/27
Sat

Plateau

GSMNP Charlie’s Bunion. It is a moderate to difficult 8.1 mile roundtrip. The steady climb over the course of the first two miles of this hike will quickly leave the crowds at Newfound Gap behind. There are some grand views of the North Carolina mountains and outstanding views of Mount LeConte and Myrtle Point towards the northwest on the way to your destination. Charlies Bunion is a rock outcropping and offers spectacular views of the mountains to the north, Mt. Kephart and the Jump Off to the west, and Mount Guyot towards the east. The trail gains 1000’ elevation in 3 miles before descending 500’ in a mile to the Bunion. This is reversed on the way back. Bring a light lunch to eat on the trail since we plan to eat at a restaurant on the way back to Crossville. Depart from Crossville Vanity Fair at 7:30 am CDST. Carpool cost is $10. 

For additional information, contact the hike coordinator, Deb Westervelt, email plateauhikes@tennesseetrails.org or text/call 931-267-2243.

    ** August 2020 **  

8/31-
9/3

Highland Rim

Devils Fork State Park on Lake Jocassee, Salem SC near Cashiers NC.  Camping at Devils Fork State Park,  kayaking Lake Jocassee and hiking in nearby state parks.  We have reserved a private four hour pontoon boat tour guided by a Naturalist for September 1.    We will see the entire lake and its waterfalls and contributing rivers, the northwest section and the northeast section.  The park has a separate boat ramp reserved only for kayaks and canoes. Eclectic Sun LLC rents kayaks inside the park.  Nearby state parks with great hiking trails are Gorges State Park, Keowee-Toxaway State Park, Table Rock State Park and Caesars Head State Park, Raven Cliff Falls.  Also, the hike to the Lower Whitewater Falls on the Bad Creek Foothills Trail is a spectacular hike as well as the Chau Ram County Park hike along the Chauga River featuring several waterfalls.  Two reserved lakeside tent campsites have spectacular views of the lake and Blue Ridge Mountains. We have also reserved one RV campsite with 30 amp electricity and water.  Contact Joan Hartvigsen to reserve a spot in one of these campsites, jhartvigs@comcast.net or 931-962-0811.  Bring kayaking and swimming gear, camping gear, hiking gear.  Bring binoculars.

Joan Hartvigsen
jhartvigs@comcast.net
931-962-0811

    ** September 2020 **  

9/18-
9/20

Highland Rim

Big Island, Tims Ford Lake.  Camping on Big Island and kayaking on Tims Ford Lake. Joint activity with the Murfreesboro Chapter. Reserve a place on the island by contacting Joan Hartvigsen, jhartvigs@comcast.net or 931-962-0811.

Joan Hartvigsen
jhartvigs@comcast.net
931-962-0811

    ** October 2020 **  

10/16-
10/18

Murfreesboro

Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest. Robbinsville, NC. Camping and hiking weekend.  Rattler Ford Group Camp Site #3 has been reserved. Save the date and more details will follow.

Jan Safavi
safavi.jan@gmail.com
615-390-9146

10/23-
10/25

TTA

CANCELLED
2020 Annual Meeting. Montgomery Bell State Park.

Hosted by Nashville and Sumner Trails Chapters.

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