The Columbia-Franklin chapter serves hikers in Williamson and Maury Counties. Hikes are regularly scheduled throughout the year on the many trails in this region, as well as in other parts of the state. Check the TTA calendar for more information about upcoming hikes.

The Columbia-Franklin chapter has moved its meetings to the Barnabas Center located at 506 Fair Street, which is behind St. Paul’s Episcopal Church located on Main Street in Franklin. We have changed our meeting dates from monthly to quarterly on the first Tuesday of each quarter. Socializing between 6:00 and 7:00 and the program begins at 7:00 pm CT.

For more information, please contact either of the Chapter co-chairs: Marvin Caine at this email or telephone 931-626-2754 or Jane Coffey, at this email or telephone 615-516-6551

Upcoming Columbia/Franklin Hikes and Programs:

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Date Chapter Hike Leader or Contact
    Updated Jun 22, 2018 Please pre-register. Schedules are subject to change!
    ** July 2018 **  



Bowie Nature Area in Fairview, TN. – Sunday, July 15, 2018

We will start the hike at 2:00 pm.  We are planning the hike to be ~4.5 miles.  We’ll meet at shelter#2.  This is an easy to moderate hike that takes us through old growth hardwood and mixed pine forest.  We will cross little Turnbull Creek twice by footbridge and once by foot and Hickman’s branch.  This park contains 6 lakes, 5 are on our route - they are Lake Van, Hidden Lake, Upper Lake, Lake Byrd and Lake Anna.  Please wear water proof hiking boots and expect mud if we have had recent rain.  Hiking poles/sticks are recommended. Bring water on hike and snacks.  We will end our hike back at shelter#2.  Heavy rain or the threat of severe weather will cancel the hike plans.  Feel free to call me or email me at 931-286-5020 or  Thanks, hope to see you there.

Ray Edge:  931.286.5020 or



Burch Reserve Connector – Edwin Warner Park – Saturday, July 28, 2018

The Burch Reserve is a new addition to Edwin Warner Park located north of Highway 100, across from the Nature Center. The approximately 250-acre tract includes gently rolling fields and steep forested slopes that are slated for hiking trails. The Burch Reserve Connector will provide public access to the site as well as a pedestrian connector to the nature center. The project was completed in two phases. Phase One, which included a parking lot and trailhead, entry monuments, traffic signal improvements and connector trail, was completed in Fall 2015. Phase Two includes a tunnel under the CSX railroad tracks and a trail from the Phase One parking through the tunnel and on to the hiking trails on the Burch Reserve.  We will meet at McDonald’s (4908 N. Main St., Spring Hill) at 8:00 am.  If anyone wants to hike and would rather meet at Edwin Warner Park.  We will meet at the Nature Center at 9:00 am.    Contact Jane Coffey at 615.516.6551 or

Jane Coffey: or 615.516.6551

    ** August 2018 **  



Quarterly Meeting - August 7, 2018

Meets quarterly at the Barnabas Center at 506 Fair Street, Franklin, TN 37064. The Barnabas Center is located behind St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. Social hour from 6:00 - 7:00 pm.  Meeting at 7:00 pm.  This meeting is for the second half hike planning.  The normal July meeting was cancelled due to the 4th of July holiday.


Marvin Caine:
Jane Coffey: or 615.516.6551

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