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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 Oct 26, 2020 Please pre-register. Schedules are subject to change!
    ** October 2020 **  

10/24
Sat

Clarksville

Annual Bonfire; meet 4:00 P.M. at Rotary Park Amphitheater; The entrance to the Amphitheater is on E. Old Ashland City Road; We will hike 2 miles, moderate, and eat after the hike; Because of the pandemic we will not share food or drink. Please bring food and drink for yourself only. 

Suva Bastin 931-645-2849

 

10/24
Sat

East Tennessee

Tellico Lake - Sinking Creek Trail. The hike will start at the Coytee trailhead parking lot. The trail basically follows the shoreline of Tellico Lake and the total distance is about 4.5 miles. The trail is relatively flat, a few hills but nothing difficult. At the end of the trail we will have to walk more than one mile back to the parking lot for a total distance of about 6 miles. The hike difficulty is rated as easy. 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. If you are interested in a view of the area where we will be hiking and other trails in this area go to East Lakeshore National Recreation Trail at Tellico Lake.   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 for tailgating to the trail head at the Walmart parking lot in Lenoir City, 911, TN 321 N, nearest the Murphy Gas Station*. We will leave there at 9:00 am and should be at the trail head by 9:45 am. For specific information about the hike please call Tom before the 23rd and leave a message at 588-5622 or send an email to cressler@utk.edu.
*If you are coming from I-40 on 321 toward Lenoir City turn left at the stop light just past the stop light for the hospital. At the next cross street you will see Murphy Gas and the Walmart parking lot.

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

10/24
Sat

Nashville

Naturalist Walk  at Montgomery Bell State Park, Burns, TN. Creech Hollow and Wildcat Hollow Section of MB Trail - 6 easy miles. Join Randy Hedgepath for a walk along the ridges of the Montgomery Bell State Natural Area, described as one of the best examples of the Oak-Hickory Forests of the Western Highland Rim. We will walk along the beautiful clearwater streams in Wildcat and Creech Hollow and along the shoreline of Creech Hollow Lake as well. This is one of the most interesting hikes in the park. Group size is limited to the first 15 to sign up. This is a leisurely paced educational walk with lots of stops to learn about the natural and cultural features along the trail.  

For more information and to register, contact Libby Francis at LIbbysLibbys@comcast.net or  615-319-7501.

10/24
Sat

Nashville

Montgomery Bell State Park, Burns TN. - Overnight Trail.  Not a nature hike: This is a strenuous hike due to the length of 10.5 miles.  Wooded terrain with some hills.  The trail passes by several lakes, a historic cabin and church, and historic iron ore pits.  Bring water, snacks/lunch, boots, and clothing appropriate for the weather that day.   Meeting Place (convoy, no carpool): Parking lot in front of The Well Coffeehouse / Sprouts at One Bellevue Place, 7618 Hwy 70 S suite 107, Nashville, TN 37221. Meeting Time: 7:15 AM.  Or meet us at the Warehouse Trailhead at the Park at 8 AM

 Email Doug Burroughs at dougburroughs@tennessee.usa.com for more information and to register.

10/24
Sat

Sumner Trails

* Pop-Up *  Saturday, October 24, approx 2 miles, Batey Farm & Woods
 
Saturday. October 24. 2 miles. Batey Farm and Woods.  10:00 AM. Join us at 10 am to visit the lovely Batey Farm property that has been preserved for the purpose of creating a passive park for the city of Hendersonville. We will meet and park at the White barn on the property located at 119 East Dr., Hendersonville TN. From the barn we will walk a mowed path up along the treeline across the open field and into the wooded hillside and then up to the overlook for a gorgeous view. The trails are not fully developed yet so we will be walking on a mostly unimproved trail that has been mowed down, and had trees cut away but the path will have roots and small stumps. Members from the Friends of Indian Lake Peninsula non-profit that worked to save the property will lead us as we get this special treat to be able to walk the property before it has been fully transformed and open to the public. This walk is considered moderate and no dogs are allowed. Please reach out to Jenny Fitzgerald at (615) 517-8185 or mrzfitz@gmail, we hope you can join us!

Jenny Fitzgerald at (615) 517-8185

 mrzfitz@gmail

10/25
Sun

Nashville

Naturalist Walk  at Montgomery Bell State Park, Burns, TN. Lake Woodhaven and Hall Spring Walk - 4 easy miles. Join Randy Hedgepath for a walk on the Church Hollow section of the MB Trail with a visit to perhaps the most interesting natural feature of the park, Hall Spring. We will also walk along the shoreline of Woodhaven Lake and do the Spillway Trail. Group is limited to the first 15 who register.  

For more information and to register, contact Nancy Juodenas at njlj1011@gmail.com or 615-319-8811.

10/25
Sun

Nashville

Weekend Ender:  Edwin Warner Park Nature Center, 6-730 pm, ~3.5 miles.   End your weekend right with a brisk hike at this popular park with both wide paved trails and single tracks thru the hills. Our loop will take us on both. We will enjoy the fall foliage in the slant light that this time of day affords.  Please provide cell phone in case of weather cancellation. 

 Niola Cusati:  niolac@gmail.com  or text 408.455.2472

10/26
Mon

Highland Rim

Chapter Meeting.  Meet at 4:30 pm CDT at Tims Ford State Park Picnic Shelter #1.  Bring your own picnic dinner.  Park Manager Shawn Settle will present a program on the exciting plans for the future of the Park.  He will also bring one of the Park’s raptors and snake.  Please let Joan Hartvigsen know you plan to attend, jhartvigs@comcast.net or 931-962-0811.  Also, Joan will be leading a hike on the Lost Creek Trail prior to our picnic dinner.  We will meet in the Visitor Center parking lot at 1:30 pm to go on the hike.  The hike is three miles and features two suspension bridges and beautiful views of the lake.  We will need our hiking boots and hiking sticks for this trail.

 

Joan Hartvigsen
jhartvigs@comcast.net
931-636-2914 cell
931-962-0811

10/26
Mon

Highland Rim

Lost Creek Overlook Trail and Marble Plains Loop Trail Hike.  Tims Ford State Park, Winchester, TN.  3 miles total mileage.  Easy.  Meet at 1:30 pm in the Visitor Center parking lot.  The hike features two suspension bridges which span gorges over the tree tops and beautiful views of Tims Ford Lake.  We will be hiking in a mature hardwood forest.  Please register with Joan Hartvigsen, jhartvigs@comcast.net or 931-636-2914.  Bring water and hiking sticks and wear sturdy hiking boots.  After our hike we will have a picnic dinner at picnic shelter #1 and hear a program by Park Manger Shawn Settle about future plans for the Park.  He will also bring one of the Park’s raptors and snake.

 

Joan Hartvigsen
jhartvigs@comcast.net
931-636-2914

10/28
Wed

Nashville

Bells Bend Park Full Moon Hike: We will meet at sunset 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 at 6 PM.   

 

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

 

10/28
Wed

Plateau

Pall Mall, TN - Ranger lead Tour and Hike. Pickett State Park Ranger will meet us at the Sgt Alvin York Welcome Center at 9am. Depart 7:30 am CDST from Cracker Barrel’s rear lot in Crossville.  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, plateauhikes@tennesseetrails.org or text/call 931-267-2243.

10/29
Thu

Sumner Trails

Cancelled.  This hike will be rescheduled at a later date.

Cancelled.   Stones River Battlefield Boundary Trail. 3.3 miles.
 Easy hike that is a mix of paved and natural surface paths. The trail winds thru historical features of this National Battlefield and is a mix of open sunny meadows, glades and shaded woods. If you would like to caravan to the trailhead please meet us at the Glenbrook Kroger (1010 Glenbrook Way) at 9 am. Otherwise please meet us at the Visitor Center parking lot 10 am (3501 Old Nashville Highway, Murfreesboro). Dogs allowed on leash. Note the visitor center may or may not be open on this day depending on Covid closures, but trails will be open for us. We hope to see you there! Contact Jenny Fitzgerald with questions at (615) 517-8185 or mrzfitz@gmail.com

 

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

 

10/31
Sat

Clarksville

Annual Bonfire; meet 4:00 P.M. at Rotary Park Amphitheater; The entrance to the Amphitheater is on E. Old Ashland City Road; We will hike 2 miles, moderate, and eat after the hike; Because of the pandemic we will not share food or drink. Please bring food and drink for yourself only. 

Suva Bastin 931-645-2849.

 

10/31
Sat

East Tennessee

Frozen Head State Park - Spicewood Trail.  HALLOWEEN HIKE.  Let’s meet at Oak Ridge Books A Million parking lot at 9 a.m. (EST) or at FHSP visitors center at 9:30 a.m. EST. We will tailgate to Spicewood TrailHead. Hike up Spicewood and then connect to South Old Mac to hike down. Total loop about 7 miles. This hike is limited to 10 people. Please preregister with Penny Lukin.  For last minute questions, can text 865-310-1781. Remember to bring face mask to use if we are less than 6 feet apart, and hand sanitizer.

Penny Lukin
plukin@comcast.net
865-310-1781 (text)

10/31
Sat

Highland Rim

Short Springs Work Day.  Please meet at 8 am CDT in the parking lot, 2250 Short Springs Road, Tullahoma.  Bring water, snack, work gloves, pruner or lopper.  Specific tasks will be announced.  Please let Joan Hartvigsen know you can help, jhartvigs@comcast.net or 931-962-0811.

 

 

Joan Hartvigsen
jhartvigs@comcast.net

10/31
Sat

Sumner Trails

POP-UP HALLOWEEN COSTUME HIKE*
  Saturday, October 31, at 10:00 am. Easy, paved 3 miles. Please join us in your best Halloween costume at the Hendersonville Library parking lot (150 Saundersville Road) for a walk on the Greenway. We will walk to the Lock covered bridge at the ballfields. Families, children, grandchildren, and pets all in costume are welcome and encouraged too! A prize will be awarded for the best costume and after the hike we will share some Apple Cider! We hope you can join us for this Spooktacular Event. Contact Jenny Fitzgerald at (615) 517-8185 or  
mrzfitz@gmail.com with any questions.

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

    ** November 2020 **  

11/4
Wed

Plateau

Virgin Falls Natural Area, Sparta, TN.  There is a possibility the water at the stream crossing may be a little high so bring water shoes. SHORT HIKE: 5 mi in/out with a stream crossing to Big Laurel Falls (30-foot waterfall). LONG HIKE:  This is a 9-mile strenuous hike to the 110 foot tall Virgin Falls. Along the way, we will pass Big Branch Falls, Big Laurel Falls and Sheep Cave Falls. There is a stream crossing and some difficult footing on this hike with much up and down hiking. There is a possibility the water at the stream crossing may be a little high so bring water shoes. Depart 8 am CT from Tractor Supply on West Ave. Carpool cost is $4. Don’t forget tick/bug spray and sunscreen. Pack water, snacks and lunch. 

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

11/5-
11/8

Highland Rim

 Pogue Creek Canyon State Natural Area Hike and hikes in Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area.    Camping at Bandy Creek Campground in Big South Fork.   Please reserve your own campsite in A Loop.  Please contact Joan Hartvigsen to register and for suggestion which site to reserve so we are together.  Jhartvigs@comcast.net or 931-636-2914.  Friday, November 6,  Pogue Creek Canyon Hike.  4 miles one way.  1,463 feet elevation change.  We will leave vehicles on Black House Mountain Road at Moccasin Rock trail junction prior to beginning hike from Pogue Creek Canyon trailhead no later than 9 am CST.  Please wear face masks during the vehicle shuttle.  Pogue Creek Canyon features immense sheer bluffs and cliffs, many rock houses and beautiful, rich forests of hemlocks, red maples, beech, sycamore, basswood, oaks and hickories.    Saturday November 7, Angel Falls Overlook Trail, six miles round trip.  The Angel Falls Overlook Trail has the best views in the Park.  Sunday, November 8 Rock Creek Loop, seven miles.  This trail features mature riparian forest and pristine Rock Creek lined with hemlocks. Everyone responsible for their own food.

Joan Hartvigswn
jhartvigs@comcast.net
931-636-2914

11/6
Fri

Highland Rim

Pogue Creek Canyon State Natural Area Hike, north of Jamestown, TN.  4 miles, 1,463 feet elevation change. Moderate.  Vehicle shuttle required.  We will leave vehicles on Black House Mountain Road at Moccasin Rock Trail junction prior to beginning hike from Pogue Creek Canyon trailhead no later than 9:00 am CST.  Please wear face masks during vehicle shuttle.  Register with Joan Hartvigsen, jhartvigs@comcast.net or 931-636-2914.  Bring water, lunch, hiking sticks and wear sturdy hiking boots.  Pogue Creek Canyon  features immense sheer bluffs and cliffs, many rock houses and beautiful, rich forests of hemlocks, beech, sycamores, basswood, oaks and hickories.

 

 

Joan Hartvigsen
jhartvigs@comcast.net
931-636-2914

11/6
Fri

Sumner Trails

Friday. November 6. Bearwaller Gap Trail. 4.6 miles. Moderate.Named after Black Bears that used to be in middle TN wallowing in the woods. Located near Carthage, TN. Starting at Tater Knob Overlook, the 4.6 mile hike will be 2.3 miles out with one .3 mile hill (grade 5%-24%) to Two Prong Campground and back with one .4 mile hill (grade 8%-25%). Moderate rating with well-marked trail composed of rock, roots, and dirt. Beautiful Cumberland River views. Bring hiking shoes, hiking poles, water, snacks and insect repellant. To carpool, meet 9:00 AM at the Gallatin Wal-Mart, 1112 Nashville Pike, near Chick-Fil-A or 10:00 AM at the Tater Knob Overlook. From Gallatin drive 30 miles east on TN 25. Turn left onto TN 80. Drive 2.6 miles and turn right onto TN 85. Drive 1.6 miles and turn right onto TN 263. Drive 1.7 miles and turn left into Tater Knob Overlook/Bearwaller Gap Trail. Located near Carthage, TN. There are bathrooms located at the trailhead. For those interested, we will discuss eating at a local cafe.  For information, contact Judy Jenkins at 615-403-0002 or email Judy_Jenkins@comcast.net.

 

 contact Judy Jenkins at 615-403-0002 or email Judy_Jenkins@comcast.net.

 

11/7
Sat

Clarksville

Beaman Park, Highland Trail, 5.8 miles, moderate; Mike Covey 608-206-9850; meet 8:00 A.M. CT, Madison Street Food Line parking lot; 32 miles to trail head.

Mike Covey 608-206-9850

11/7
Sat

East Tennessee

Knoxville - Sequoyah Hills Greenway. Take a hike down the boulevard from the Sequoyah Hills entrance to the Tennessee River. This residential area was initially developed in the 1920s. It was one of Knoxville’s first suburbs and today is home to the city’s most affluent residents. The boulevard is tree-lined and very scenic. The hike is 5 miles in and out. We’ll meet at 9:00 a.m. in the parking lot at the church across the street from the Sequoyah Hills entrance. For questions, call Rosie.

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

11/7
Sat

Jackson

Nathan Bedford Forrest near Camden, TN.  This hike will begin at the museum and meander along the Tennessee River/Kentuckly Lake area looping through the woods for a 5-6 mile hke.  Rated moderate.

Susan Woods. 731-441-8066 or woodsbob@bellsouth.net

11/10
Tue

Murfreesboro

Chapter Meeting – 7:00 pm. Barfield Crescent Park Wilderness Station. This our planning meeting for January-June 2021 hikes. Bring your calendars to schedule hikes you want to lead or ideas for hikes. If you want to schedule a hike and cannot attend, contact hike coordinator  Sara Pollard before the meeting at 615-714-3610 or sarabpollard@gmail.com.

Jeanne Conatser
djconatser@comcast.net

11/11
Wed

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, at plateauhikes@tennesseetrails.org or text/call 931-267-2243.

11/13
Fri

Plateau

November 13-15  Fall Backpacking Trip - CT Nemo Bridge to Peavine Rd, Crossville, TN.   2 night 24 mile strenuous backpack trip on the CT from Nemo Bridge to Peavine Rd.  Sign-up is required.

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

11/14
Sat

Clarksville

Bearwaller Gap Hiking Trail 6.0 mile total,  difficult because of several ups and downs; Requires Shuttle; meet 7:00 AM CT, I 24 Exit 11 commuter parking lot near McDonalds; 100 miles to trail head.  

 

Paul Schwab 931-801-9484

11/14
Sat

East Tennessee

Norris TN - Norris Watershed hike and picnic. Join us for a great hike in the unique town of Norris. We will meet at 9:30 a.m. EST in the parking area of Norris Middle School and tailgate to the Rice Grist Mill where we will drive on Lower Clear Creek Rd. just behind the Norris water treatment plant on Lower Clear Creek Rd. This hike is about 6 miles and we will be on several well marked trails. From Clear Creek Trail, we will connect with White Pine Trail to Red Hill Trail to Hi Point Trail. This hike has numerous points of interest including a spring that serves as the Norris water supply and the stairsteps near the Ridgecrest intersection with Hi Point Trail where a CCC Camp was located. Norris Watershed maps are available online and it’s strongly suggested that hikers print out a map to keep with them on this hike To pre-register, contact Bob Fowler.  After this hike we will gather under a nice shelter and plan some hikes for 2021. Food will be provided so be sure to come. For a head count for food, call Rosie 865.985.9144 or rosemary_l@hotmailcom.

Bob Fowler
865-315-2266
rbfowler65@gmail.com

11/14
Sat

Highland Rim

Bridal Veil Falls Loop Hike,  Sewanee, TN.  The University of the South Domain.  5.8 miles.  Moderate because of steep downhill and steep uphill getting to Bridal Veil Falls.  We will meet at the Lake Cheston parking lot on The University of the South domain.  We will hike from Lake Cheston to Bridal Veil Falls Loop back to Elliott Point, then return to Lake Cheston.  Nice waterfall.  Great views.   Limit of ten hikers.  Carry your face mask in your pocket to comply with University rule. Contact Marietta Poteet early to register and for meeting time.  Email nannietta@blomand.net or 931-924-7666.  Wear sturdy hiking boots and bring hiking sticks.  Bring water and lunch.  You will need hiking sticks and sturdy hiking boots.

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

11/17
Tue

Clarksville

Monthly Chapter Meeting, 6:00 P.M. CT, Crow Community Center, 211 Richview Rd, Clarksville; This is assuming the Crow Center is available for meetings.

Philip Anderson 931-561-0925

11/18
Wed

Plateau

Polly Branch to Yellow Bluff, Sparta, TN.  Short Hike:  4-5 mile moderate in/out hike.  Long Hike: This is a moderate 7.75 mile hike. The main features of the hike are the Upper and Lower Polly Branch Falls, the Yellow Bluff overlook of the Caney Fork Gulf.  The falls are in the 15-30 foot class, but are very photogenic. Depart 8 am CT from Tractor Supply on West Ave. Carpool cost is $4.  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.  

11/18
Wed

Sumner Trails

Wednesday, November 18 @ 10:00 AM. Town Creek Greenway, Gallatin. 4 miles out and back. Easy, paved greenway along Town Creek from downtown to Triple Creek Park. Meet at 10:00 AM at the public parking lot in downtown Gallatin next to the Fire and Police stations, across from Chubbs restaurant (122 W. Franklin St., just west of Water St.), behind Swainey Swift restaurant. You can extend your hike in to Triple Creek Park if you like. Coffee shop and restaurants downtown are available after the hike. Contact John Thomas, johndt@sbcglobal.net, 925-759-0517 or Donna Thomas, donnamt2@sbcglobal.net, 925-759-0518.

John Thomas, johndt@sbcglobal.net,
925-759-0517

Donna Thomas, donnamt2@sbcglobal.net,
925-759-0518.

11/21
Sat

Clarksville

   Ashland  City Rails-to-Trails unpaved section, 6 total miles out and back, moderate due to length; meet 8:00 A.M. CT, Madison Street Food Lyon, parking lot, Clarksville; 18 miles to trail head.

 Philip Anderson 931-561-0925

11/21
Sat

East Tennessee

Knoxville - I.C. King Park. Join us for a very moderate hike located adjacent to downtown Knoxville, We will meet at 9:00 a.m. EST at the trailhead. The address is 2625 Maryville Pike. This is a loop trail and mileage is 5.6 with elevation gain of 613 feet. This trail features a river and is good for all skill levels. Preregistration is advised. Contact Rosie.

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

11/21
Sat

Jackson

Red Leaves Trail at Natchez Trace State Park near Wildersville/Lexington, TN.  The hike will be the beginning hike for the entire Red Leaves Trail.  Today’s section will cover approximately 12.1 miles of hiking through the woods, along Maple Creek Lake, the site of the old "Pecan Tree".  The other 3 sections will be hiked in December, January and February.

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

11/21
Sat

Murfreesboro

Cheeks Bend Bluff View Trail.  Near Columbia and part of the Duck River State Natural Area Complex. The 1.8 mile balloon trail has scenic overlooks on the Duck River. The trail is relatively flat, so rated easy. There is also a short cave that leads to an overlook bluff. Bring water and snacks and wear good hiking shoes. After the hike we can go to a local restaurant for lunch. Contact Jennifer Zahn at 615-648-0607 or jenzahn@gmail.com for more information.

 

Jennifer Zahn
jenzahn@gmail.com
615-648-0607

11/25
Wed

Plateau

Cumberland Mountain State Park Overnight Trail, Crossville, TN.  Short Hike:  4 mi in/out easy.Long Hike:  8 mi moderate hike.  Depart 8am CT from Trinity Tabernacle parking lot off HY 127S, one mile South of downtown Crossville.  Gas cost $1. 

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

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 CDT. 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

Plateau

Savage Gulf- Greeter Falls, Ranger Falls, Stone Door, Beersheba Springs, TN. A shuttle will be required.  Short Hike:  1.1mi Greeter Fall loop easy.  Drive cars to the Stone Door Trailhead. Hike the .3 mi to Laurel Falls and .9 mi in/out thru the Stone Door.  Long Hike:  This is a 8 mile moderate sometimes strenuous thru hike. The hike will start at Greeter Falls Trailhead and then continue along the Big Creek Rim. We will end at the Stone Door Trailhead Ranger Station. Depart 8am CT from Tractor Supply, West Ave, Crossville.  Bring lunch, water and snack.  Don’t forget tick/bug spray and sunscreen. Gas cost is $6

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

    ** December 2020 **  

12/12
Sat

Jackson

2nd leg of Red Leaves Trail hike.  See December newsletter for full description.

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

    ** January 2021 **  

1/9
Sat

Jackson

3rd leg of Red Leaves Trail.  Updated information in December.

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

    ** February 2021 **  

2/6
Sat

Jackson

4th 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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