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CORONA VIRUS NOTICE: July 31, 2020:

Tennessee Trails Association chapters adhere to all applicable laws, rules, and guidelines for any given setting when organizing hikes and events. Out of concern for those who join us, their families, and our community, we conduct our hikes in a way which conforms to current COVID‑19 guidelines. If you have questions, contact your local chapter’s hike coordinator.

 


Date Chapter Hike Leader or Contact
    Calendar updated Nov 27, 2020 Please pre-register. Schedules are subject to change!
    ** November 2020 **  

11/27
Fri

Highland Rim

After Thanksgiving Hike.  Old Stone Fort State Archaeological Park, Manchester, TN.  Joint hike with the Murfreesboro Chapter.  About four miles, rated moderate because of steep sections and eroded trails.  Meet at 9:00 am CDT in the museum parking lot.  Please register with Joan Hartvigsen, jhartvigs@comcast.net or 931-636-2914.  We will hike the Forks of the River Trail, Backbone Ridge  Loop Trail and the Moat Trail.  We will visit Blue Hole Falls, Big Falls and Step Falls.  Our hike will be along the Duck River and the Little Duck River.  We will enjoy our picnic lunch of turkey sandwiches in the park’s picnic area.  We have reserved the covered picnic shelter.   After our picnic lunch we can hike the park’s newest trail, the Chumbley Woods Trail, 1.65 total mileage.

 

Joan Hartvigswn
jhartvigs@comcast.net
i31-636-2914

11/27
Fri

Murfreesboro

After Thanksgiving Day Hike – Old Stone Fort Archaeological Park. Manchester – 4 miles rated moderate. Joint hike with the Highland Rim Chapter. Join us for our annual family friendly after Thanksgiving Day hike. We will hike the Forks of the River Trail, Backbone Ridge Loop Trail and the Moat Trail. We will visit Blue Hole Falls, Big Falls and Step Falls. Our hike will be along the Duck River and the Little Duck River. Pack a picnic lunch to eat in the park’s picnic area. After our picnic lunch we can hike the park’s newest trail, the 1.65 mile Chumbley Woods Trail. Meet in front of the museum at 9:00 am CST. Bring snacks, lunch and water. For more information or to register, contact Sara Pollard at 615-714-3610 or sarabpollard@gmail.com.

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

11/28
Sat

Clarksville

Liberty Park, Clarksville; 3.5 miles, easy; meet 9:00 A.M. at the Liberty Park Pond parking area.   

 

 

Paul Schwab 931.801.9484

11/28
Sat

East Tennessee

Obed Wild and Scenic River National Park - Wartburg. We will hike four trails for a total of nearly 6 miles. The Park Service ratings of these trails ranges from Easy to Moderate-Strenuous. You can find brief trail descriptions and a map at: https://www.nps.gov/obed/planyourvisit/upload/Site-Bulletin-OBED-TRAILS-BROCHURE-Lilly-Bluff-final.pdf
We will park at the Lilly Bluff Picnic Area and take the Overlook Trail to the Lilly Bluff Overlook. From the Overlook Trail, we will take the Point Trail to the junction of Clear Creek and the Obed River that provides views of Clear Creek on one side and the Obed River on the other. Then from the Overlook Trail, we will descend on the Bridge Trail that goes under the buff to the Lilly Bridge, stopping at Mill Branch Falls and later watch the experienced climbers in action at Lilly Bluff. Once reaching road, we will hike back to the parking lot and take the Bolder Trail where beginning climbers start. Finally we will return to our cars at the parking lot.
Because of the Covid-19 restrictions there will be no carpooling and you should bring a face mask to wear when you are unable to maintain a 6 foot social distance and hand sanitizer.
We will meet in Oak Ridge at Books-A-Million, 310 South Illinois Ave, in the parking lot nearest Illinois Ave. for tailgating to the trail head. We will leave there at 9:00 am. We recommend shoes to wear to and from the hike plus sturdy hiking shoes, other weather appropriate clothing, a snack, a drink and a camera.
After the hike we could stop at the nearby Lilly Pad Hopyard Brewery for food and brew.
For specific information about the hike please call Tom before the 27th and leave a message at 588-5622 or send an email to cressler@utk.edu.

Tom Cressler
865-588-5622
cressler@utk.edu

11/28
Sat

Memphis

Nov 28, Herb Parsons Lake State Park, Fisherville
Here’s an easy 6-mile hike around the lake and through the woods.  Bring snacks and water and pen for signing in.  Registration is required.  Contact Nancy at 901-240-1521 for more details no later than 6:00 pm Friday, Nov 27.  Rain will cancel hike.
 

 Contact Nancy at 901-240-1521 

11/28
Sat

Plateau

Middle Creek and Slave Falls, Big South Fork, Jamestown, TN.  This hike will require a short car shuttle.  Short Hike: 4 miles, rated moderate.  Long Hike:  7 moderate miles with a short strenuous climb up from Slave Falls. The hike includes multiple rockhouses, Slave Falls, Indian Rockhouse and Needle Arch.  Bring a sack lunch to eat on the trail. Depart from Cracker Barrel’s rear lot at 8 a.m. CT. Gas reimburse is $6.  Don’t forget tick/bug spray and sunscreen.  Pack water, snacks and lunch.

For additional information, contact the hike coordinator, Deb Westervelt, text/call 931-267-2243 or email plateauhikes@tennesseetrails.org.  Check http://ttaplateauchapter.blogspot.com for changes.

    ** December 2020 **  

12/2
Wed

Plateau

Big South Fork - Watson Branch and Bald Knob Cemetery Trails, KY.   SHORT HIKE3.6+ mi moderate in/out on the Bald Knob Cemetery Trail.  Hikers will drop off long hikers driving all cars to Bald Knob.  LONG HIKEThis is a 7.2-mile moderate loop hike starting on Watson Branch Trail to Kentucky Trail to Bald Knob Cemetery Trail meeting up with the short hikers.  Depart 7:30 am CT, due to length of drive on dirt road, from the Crossville Cracker Barrel real lot.  Carpool cost is $7.  Don’t forget tick/bug spray and sunscreen. Pack water, snacks and lunch.

For additional information, contact the hike coordinator, Deb Westervelt, text/call 931-267-2243 or email plateauhikes@tennesseetrails.org.  Check http://ttaplateauchapter.blogspot.com for changes.

12/4
Fri

Nashville

Dec 4 –Laurel Woods Trail, Beaman Park Nashville, 6 or 12 miles. Moderately strenuous to strenuous for terrain and length. Everyone’s talking about Nashville’s latest trail which features terrain similar to that at Radnor and Warner. We’ll enjoy hiking ridgetops, switchbacks down to and back from a few creek crossings, and more gentle slopes. Meet at the Highland Trailhead parking lot in time for a prompt 8:30 AM step off. This 12-mile loop has a shortcut midway which yields an alternate 6 mile loop. Plan for 3-1/2 or 7-1/2 hours trail time correspondingly. . Alternate date for inclement weather: Thursday, December 10.

 

 

Contact Mark Hubbard for details: mark.hubbard@mhhub.us or 615-715-1517

12/5
Sat

Clarksville

Stones River Greenway from Wave Country Trailhead to Kohl’s Trailhead; 5.0 miles, easy, add 0.5 miles if you want to walk across the Cumberland River Pedestrian Bridge;  meet 8:00 A.M. CT, I 24 Exit 11 commuter parking lot; 42 miles to trail head.

 Paul Schwab 931-801-9484

12/5
Sat

Highland Rim

Big Creek Gulf Trail to Alum Gap back on Big Creek Rim Trail.  South Cumberland State Park.  Savage Gulf North.  Stone Door Ranger Station, 1183 Stone Door Road, Beersheba, TN.  9 mile loop.  700 ft elevation change.  Rocky footing on the gulf trail.   Highlights include Stone Door Overlook, Ranger Creek Falls and the sinks of Big Creek.  Contact Marietta Poteet at nannietta@blomand.net or 931-924-7666 to register.

 

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

12/5
Sat

Plateau

South Cumberland State Park- Fiery Gizzard and Dog Hole Trails, Tracy City, TN.  LONG HIKE:  6.9 miles moderate to strenuous. We will do a loop of 4.3 miles down Fiery Gizzard descending 400’ and returning on the 2.6 mile 400’ ascent Dog Hole Trail to Yellow Pines Falls passing 3 other falls along the way.   SHORT HIKEIn/out 5.2 mile moderate to strenuous Dog Hole Trail with all the water falls.  We begin at the Fiery Gizzard parking lot.  Bring lunch to eat on the trail. Depart from Trinity Tabernacle Church on 127 South in Crossville at 7:30 am CT, due to length of drive.  Gas 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, text/call 931-267-2243 or email plateauhikes@tennesseetrails.org.  Check http://ttaplateauchapter.blogspot.com for changes.

12/9
Wed

Plateau

SCSP Denny Cove/Foster Falls SNA - Tracy City, TN. Short Hike: Denny Cove is a 3 mile strenuous in/out hike due to rock scrambling to a fabulous waterfall and rock climber cliffs. Long Hike8 mi total: Denny Cove Plus Foster Falls 5 mile moderate loop.  First we will hike down to view Foster Falls (if there is any water), then on along the bottom of the cliff (used for climbing or rappelling).  Depart 7:30 am CT, due to length of drive Trinity Tabernacle Church on HY 127 South.  Carpool cost is $6.  Pack water, lunch and snack.

For additional information, contact the hike coordinator, Deb Westervelt, text/call 931-267-2243 or email plateauhikes@tennesseetrails.org.  Check http://ttaplateauchapter.blogspot.com for changes.

12/11
Fri

Murfreesboro

Chapter Christmas Celebration. Friday evening at 6:00 pm. This year we will have a “Yogi Bear Christmas Picnic” outside at Sara Kennedy’s house in Regency Park. Bring your own dinner, drink and lawn chair to this socially-distanced picnic around a warm fire pit. Invite your family and friends to join us in this celebration of the holiday. Please RSVP by email or text to Jeanne Conatser at 615-971-8894 or djconatser@comcast.net.

 

Jeanne Conatser
djconatser@comcast.net
615-971-8894

12/12
Sat

Clarksville

 McGregor Park to Ft. Defiance and back. Eat breakfast after the hike at Wendy’s on Riverside; 2.7 miles, moderate; meet 9:00 A.M. CT at McGregor Park on Riverside Drive.

 

 Paula Sanders 954-993-5541

12/12
Sat

East Tennessee

GSMNP - Round Top Trail.  This hike traverses the crest of Roundtop, a 3,077 foot mountain straddles the  parks northern boundary.  This trail also passes through a thick forest of pine and oak and provides vistas of the valleys to the north and the mountains to the south.   We will climb 800 ft in the first 2.8 miles and turn around at approximately 3 mile mark, to return to our cars.  Let’s meet in Townsend  ( place to be determined) at 9:00 am et and tailgate to the trailhead.   This trail has the reputation of being the "least -used" trail in the Smokies.  Please preregister with Rosie.

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

12/12
Sat

Highland Rim

 South Rim Trail.  South Cumberland State Park.  Savage Gulf East.  Savage Gulf Ranger Station 3157 TN Hwy 399, Palmer, TN.  9 miles out and back.  Little elevation change.  Highlights include Savage Creek, Savage Falls and six overlooks of outstanding gorge views and old-growth forest.  Meet at 8:00 am CST at Savage Gulf Ranger Station.  Bring water, lunch, hiking sticks and a bright headlamp.  Wear sturdy hiking boots.  Please register with Joan Hartvigsen, jhartvigs@comcast.net or 931-962-0811

 

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

12/12
Sat

Murfreesboro

“Pick a Park” series. Henry Horton State Park. Chapel Hill, TN. 3 miles rated easy. Jeanne Conatser will lead an easy stroll down part of the Hickory Ridge Loop, cut over to the observation deck, then along the River Trail. Meet at 10:00 am CST in the parking lot by the trailhead. Wear appropriate shoes and bring water. Bring your Tennessee State Parks Passport book to get stamped. Please email or text Jeanne to register ahead of time in case the hike is cancelled due to weather. Contact Jeanne Conatser at 615-971-8894 or djconatser@comcast.net.

Jeanne Conatser
djconatser@comcast.net
615-971-8894

12/12
Sat

Nashville

Franklin Greenway, Franklin, TN. 5 miles roundtrip easy. The Franklin Greenway begins near downtown Franklin at the end of 2nd Ave., N., and goes along the Harpeth River for part of the way before turning toward the Williamson County Rec Center, where we do a loop around the track and then take the Greenway back.  It is mostly flat with slight ups and downs.

Meet in front of McGavock Coffee Shop located as part of the Harpeth Hotel near Northeast corner of Main St and 2nd Ave., N in Franklin at 7:30 am. Park in the free public parking garage located on the Southwest corner of Main St. and 2nd Ave., S. caddy-cornered across the street from the meeting spot.    The entrance to the garage is on 2nd Ave., S., across from the St. Phillips Catholic church.

After the hike, participants may decide to have breakfast at McGavock’s, The Bake House at the corner of Main St. and 1st Ave., N., or at Ruby Sunshine on the Square a block or so from McGavock’s.

to register contact Amy Sutton at 615-525-1573, amy109@gmail.com, or Barbara Bennett at 202-236-0880, blbennett@comcst.net

12/12
Sat

Sumner Trails

Saturday. Dec 12. Sumner Trails Christmas in the Park. Easy. Approx 1 mile. 2 pm. Bledsoe Creek State Park, Easy. You are invited to join us for a Short hike, followed by a Socially-Distanced outdoor Party that includes refreshments and light snacks, plus a Nature-themed ornament exchange! We will leave from Pavillion #2 (located beside the open field/playground area behind nature center) at 2 pm to  stroll along the Bledsoe Creek State Park shoreline trail. This trail is a flat, natural surface trail that follows the shoreline. We will walk down to the boat ramp and back. When we return to the Pavilion we will have a warm fire waiting for us, hot apple cider and Christmas cookies to share. If you wish to participate in the Ornament exchange please bring a wrapped, nature-themed Christmas ornament for the swap!  We will meet at pavilion @2 at 2:00 PM.PARKING: Please park at Pavillion #2  -or-  any open picnic spots nearby -or- you can also park at the nature center and take a very short stroll across the field to the Pavillion which you can see from the back of the nature center.  Please contact Marcia and Jenny with questions!  Jenny Fitzgerald 615-517-8185 / mrzfitz@gmail.com or Marcia Powell 217-855-3013 / mpow1221@gmail.com.  

Jenny Fitzgerald 615-517-8185 / mrzfitz@gmail.com
Marcia Powell 217-855-3013 / mpow1221@gmail.com.  

12/15
Tue

Highland Rim

 North Chickamauga Creek segment of the Cumberland Trail - Barker Camp Road to Stevenson Branch Campsite, 8.5 miles rated difficult, We’ll hike the less-traveled section of this trail, with views of the river, waterfalls, beautiful forests, rock formations and overlooks. We’ll break at Stevenson Branch Campsite, one of the most picturesque campsites on the Cumberland Trail, before returning to the Barker Camp Road trailhead. There are multiple creek crossings and a moderate elevation gain on this hike. Meet at 8:30 central at the Barker Camp Road trailhead (GPS coordinates N35 16.308 W85 17.116). Please call or text Dawn Quarles at 423-443-7602 to register. 

 

Dawn Quarles
423-443-7602
text or call

12/16
Wed

Plateau

Cloudland Canyon - Rising Fawn, Georgia (Northwest GA) Located on the western edge of Lookout Mountain, this is one of the most scenic parks in Georgia, offering rugged geology and beautiful vistas. The park straddles a deep gorge cut into the mountain by Sitton Gulch Creek with elevations from 800 to 1,980 feet. The driving time from Crossville is a little over 2 hours. Gas cost $9.  Bring water, lunch, and snacks.   Depart 7:30 AM CT from Trinity Tabernacle Church on Highway 127. Short Hike5 mile moderate to strenuous loop hike on West Rim and Waterfall trail.  Long Hike: This is a moderate to strenuous 8 total mile hike.  The hike is along the West Rim and Waterfalls Trail and includes a 600-step staircase on the way to two waterfalls cascading over layers of sandstone and shale into pools below.  Plus the 3 mile Overlook Trail in/out. 

For additional information, contact the hike coordinator, Deb Westervelt, text/call 931-267-2243 or email plateauhikes@tennesseetrails.org.  Check http://ttaplateauchapter.blogspot.com for changes.

12/17
Thu

Plateau

Chapter Christmas Party.  
6-9pm potluck with $15 Dirty Santa gift exchange (nice gifts only). No alcohol allowed. Location Dorton United Methodist Church 3405 HY 70E. One mile East of Peavine. We can use the Church’s dishes and silverware.  

Please RSVP Norm cell 772-529-9243 home 931-202-2338.

12/19
Sat

Clarksville

Dunbar Cave SNA, Discovery Trail, 2.5 miles, moderate; meet 9:00A.M. CT at the trail head near the picnic table.

 

Phyllis Haddock 931-206-6245

12/19
Sat

Highland Rim

Outdoor Chapter Christmas Party, 106 Hamilton Lane, Tullahoma.  Cathy Conley invites us to an outdoor Chapter Christmas Party, at her home, beginning at 3pm.  We will go for a walk on the Greenway and then a “urban hike”.  After our walk, we will return to the Conley’s home for pizza. Cathy has a large backyard, carport and a outdoor fire pit.  Cathy will provide hot cider.  Please contact Cathy to let her know you are coming: cgconley@charter.net , 931-455-1614, or 931-455-6718.  Rain cancels.

 

Cathy Conley
cgconley@charter.net
931-455-1614
931-455-6718

12/19
Sat

Nashville

Long Hunter State Park, Mt. Juliet, TN. Volunteer Trail - 5.5 miles - One Way - Moderate - The longest trail at Long Hunter follows the shore of Percy Priest Lake for most of its run and leads to a pair of primitive backcountry camping sites. Various species of shorebirds, ducks and geese are heard and seen frequently along this route. Though most of Long Hunter’s trails are relatively flat, this trail has a slight increase in elevation as it leaves the shore and climbs up the bluffs overlooking the lake. Rocky jumbles, mossy hillsides, scenic lake views, majestic trees and abundant spring wildflowers are common sights along the trail. This area is home to red fox, bobcat and deer. We will hike this trail in and out so prepare for an 11 mile moderate hike.  Bring lunch, snacks, water, and dress appropriately for the weather.  

 

Contact Nancy Juodenas at 615-319-8811 or njlj1011@gmail.com to register.

 

 

12/19
Sat

Plateau

Walls Of Jericho- AL Trailhead, Estillfork, AL.  Short Hike: 4 miles in/out, rated moderate. Long Hike:  This is an 8 to 9 mile in/out strenuous hike with some rock hopping and scrambling but a great waterfall at the end of a box canyon.  It will be a long day as it is about a 2 1/2 hour one-way drive.  Depart 7:30 AM CT at Trinity Tabernacle Church on Highway 127S, due to length of drive.  Carpool cost is $9.  Pack water, snacks and lunch.  Don’t forget tick/bug spray and sunscreen. 

For additional information, contact the hike coordinator, Deb Westervelt, text/call 931-267-2243 or email plateauhikes@tennesseetrails.org.  Check http://ttaplateauchapter.blogspot.com for changes.

12/23
Wed

Plateau

Cumberland Trail - Black Mountain to Ozone Falls, Crossville, TNShort Hike 4 mi in/out moderate starting at Ozone Falls.  Drivers will drop long hikers off half way up Black Mountain then take all cars to Ozone Falls.  Long Hike6 mi moderate, downhill, hike to Ozone Falls.  Depart 8am CT from Dorton United Methodist Church 3405 HY 70 E, one mile East of Peavine Rd.  Gas cost $3. 

For additional information, contact the hike coordinator, Deb Westervelt, text/call 931-267-2243 or email plateauhikes@tennesseetrails.org.  Check http://ttaplateauchapter.blogspot.com for changes.

12/26
Sat

Highland Rim

Foster Falls/Climbers Loop plus a trip on the Fiery Gizzard Trail to Laurel Gorge and return.  Joint hike with the Murfreesboro Chapter.  About 5 miles. Steep descent and ascent.   South Cumberland State Park.  498 Foster Falls Road, Sequatchie, TN.  Entrance to Foster Falls is about 7.5 miles south of Tracy City on US Hwy 41, on your right, marked with a large brown park sign.  This very scenic hike includes overlooks of Foster Falls and a hike down to the plunge pool at the foot of Foster Falls. The trail then follows Little Gizzard Creek on the left and towering bluffs on our right.  After we climb back up to Fiery Gizzard Trail we will continue to Laurel Gorge, then retrace our steps to the trailhead. Meet at 9 am CST at the trailhead.  Bring water, lunch, hiking sticks and bright head lamp.  Wear sturdy hiking boots.  Please register with Joan Hartvigsen, jhartvigs@comcast.net or 931-962-0811.

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

12/26
Sat

Murfreesboro

Foster Falls Climbers Loop and Laurel Gorge on the Fiery Gizzard Trail. South Cumberland State Park. 5 miles rated moderate. Trailhead is about 7.5 miles south of Tracy City on Highway 41. Joint hike with the Highland Rim chapter. From the Foster Falls observation deck with scenic views, we will descend to the base of the 60ft. Foster Falls. The trail follows Little Gizzard Creek on the left and towering bluffs on the right. Then we’ll ascend to the top of the bluff and turn left on the Fiery Gizzard trail. From here we will continue to Laurel Gorge and retrace our steps back to the trailhead. Bring lunch, snacks and water. Meet at 9:00 am CST at the Foster Falls trailhead. For more information or to register contact Sara Pollard at 615-714-3601 or sarabpollard@gmail.com.

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

12/29
Tue

Sumner Trails

Tuesday. DEC 29. CUMBERLAND RIVER GREENWAY - METRO CENTER SECTION  5.5 MILES.  EASY.  Our trailhead will be Freeland Station, 766 Freeland Station Road and we will exit at Morgan Park in Germantown. The entire walk is on the Levee which follows the river. Despite the urban setting the river’s natural features are still in evidence. There is no shade or protection from the elements so dress for the weather. My son and I " shuffled along" the levee back in May on a warm sunny day and we just about burned up. We saw goats along the river bank and some good ole boys drinking Whisky and Rye and heard "music and song". If it is sunny that day you might want to bring sunscreen. You won’t need your hiking boots or poles but do bring water. After we exit at Morgan Park (where we will have left a car to take the drivers back to the traihead) in Germantown we will have lunch/brunch at Butchertown Hall nearby. Meet at 9:30 CT for caravanning at First Presbyterian Church, 172 W. Main Street in Hendersonville. For further info or if you want to meet us at the trailhead contact Owl at ballallenger@aol.com or call/text at (615) 454-7673

Owl at ballallenger@aol.com
call/text at (615) 454-7673

12/30
Wed

Plateau

Frozen Head State Park, Wartburg, TN. Short Hike: 3.6 mi easy loop on Judge Branch returning on South Old Mac. Drive one mile to the Panther Branch Trailhead for a 1.1 easy in/out to Debord falls.   Long Hike6.5 mile moderate loop Chimney Tops and Spicewood Trails.  Depart 8am CT from Crossville Vanity Fair Outlet Mall at.  Bring lunch, water and snack.  Don’t forget tick/bug spray and sunscreen. Gas cost is $5.

For additional information, contact the hike coordinator, Deb Westervelt, text/call 931-267-2243 or email plateauhikes@tennesseetrails.org.  Check http://ttaplateauchapter.blogspot.com for changes.

12/31
Thu

Clarksville

   New Years Eve Hike; we will hike from McGregor Park Pavilion through downtown Clarksville; 3.5 miles, moderate; After the hike we will meet at the Blackhorse Pub and Brewery for a New Year’s Eve Toast; meet 7:00 P.M. CT, McGregor Park Pavilion on Riverside Drive.

 

Lionel Senseney 931-551-6738

12/31
Thu

Sumner Trails

Thursday. Dec 31. Lock-In a Happy New Year. 3 miles. Easy. Hendersonville Greenway.  Leaving from the Hendersonville Library (140 Saundersville Rd.), we will  stroll the paved greenway to the Lock bridge and back. Please join us and bring a lock to leave behind on the Bridge, so we can all leave our best wishes to Lock-In a terrific New Year 2021! You can pre-decorate/write on your lock that you bring if you wish. Pets on leash are welcome. We hope you can join us for a fun filled walk with friends to bid farewell to a challenging 2020!  Meet at 10:00 AM.Contact Jenny Fitzgerald at (615) 517-8185 or mrzfitz@gmail.com with any questions.

Jenny Fitzgerald at (615) 517-8185
mrzfitz@gmail.com

    ** January 2021 **  

1/9
Sat

Jackson

2rd leg of Red Leaves Trail.  Updated information in December.

Mrs. Terry Warren, 731-535-0625 or terrymccoy832@yahoo.com

1/9
Sat

Soddy Daisy

Flats Mountain Trail in the Citico Creek Wilderness. This trail begins at Eagle Gap on the Cherahala Skyway and ends at Beehouse Gap on Citico Creek Rd. The trail is 6.1 miles rated moderate. Most of the trail is downhill with one steep short section. The trail offers spectacular views of the entire wilderness area. There are no stream crossings. In the event of bad weather, we will eat lunch at the Tellico Grains Bakery and then the Cherohala Skyway Visitor’s Center and then perhaps drive  the short distance to Bald River Falls. Meet at the Food City at Lee Highway and Shallowford Rd at 9:30 am.Please bring water and snacks as well as sturdy shoes.



Call John Doyal at 423-315-0965 or email at 2ndoutdoorscha@gmail.com

1/16
Sat

Highland Rim

 Marietta Poteet’s Annual Chilly Hike.  Denny Cove Waterfall Trail.  South Cumberland State Park.  5917 U.S 41 (TN-150), Sequatchie, TN.  Two miles round trip.  Rocky trail.  This hike features awesome cliff-lines, overlooks  and a beautiful waterfall. Please register with our hike leader, Marietta Poteet, nannietta@blomand.net or 931-924-7666.  Decision on outdoor chili lunch will be made closer to the date.  Check the TTA Website calendar or email Marietta to learn whether there will be a outdoor chili lunch after our chilly hike.

 

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

1/24
Sun

Nashville

Bells Bend Park Full Moon Hike: We will meet Sunday after sunset (6 PM) and walk 3-5 miles under the moonlight along wide trails and open meadows.  Bells Bend park, located in western Davidson County, takes its name from a peaceful arc of the Cumberland River known as Bells Bend.  Footwear: The trails can be muddy after a rain.  Bring water and snacks. Bring a headlamp or flashlight - for emergency use only.  Meet at the Bells Bend Outdoor Center, 4187 Old Hickory Blvd. Nashville, TN 37218 (2nd entrance) at 6 PM.  But please register before going to the trailhead.  Rain or cloud cover will cancel.  Check this listing for day of hike update.

 

For more information and to register contact Doug Burroughs at dougburroughs@tennessee.usa.com or leave a message at 615-587-0085.

 

    ** February 2021 **  

2/6
Sat

Jackson

3RD leg of Red Leaves Trail.  More information in December.

Mrs. Terry Warren, 731-535-0625 or terrymccoy832@yahoo.com

    ** May 2021 **  

5/29
Sat

Highland Rim

AEDC Orchids and May Prairie, Manchester,TN.  Dennis Horn, one of the founders of Tennessee Native Plant Society, will lead the walks.  Bring lunch and water.  Long pants and hiking boots are recommended.  Register with Joan Hartvigsen, jhartvigs@comcast or 931-962-0811.

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

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