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 at 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. Come early between 6:00 and 6:30 pm and enjoy dinner and socializing before 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 May 18, 2017 Please pre-register. Schedules are subject to change!
    ** May 2017 **  



Stillhouse Hollow Falls
The Columbia/Franklin Chapter of TTA will have a work day at Stillhouse Hollow Falls.  We will clear the trails and pick up any loose litter.  We do not need to be at the park until ~9:00 a.m.  Please bring a snack and some trail shoes in the event the creek is high and we need to make more than one crossing.  After working the trails, we can depart Stillhouse and possibly have lunch in Columbia.  Ellen Clark will lead this work day.  Please contact her to let her know if you will be working with us that day. 

We will meet at McDonald’s in Spring Hill at 4908 Columbia Hwy at 8:15 a.m.  If you would like to meet at the park, please let Ellen know that. 

Ellen Clark -

    ** June 2017 **  



We will again meet at the Barnabas Center behind St. Paul Episcopal Church in Franklin.  We will have a great program from Ellen Clark and Lou Laratta concerning their trip to Antarctica.  They will present a slide show and some interesting insights into the Southern Hemisphere.  Food will be provided if you wish to come between 6:00 and 6:30 p.m.  The program will begin at 7:00 a.m.

Jane Coffey:
Marvin Caine:



Daily Walking Tours

Knowledgeable guides lead leisurely walking tours every hour on the hour.

These 1½ mile walking tours feature incredible formations, an historic 1812 saltpeter mine, a beautiful waterfall and gleaming pools.

Difficulty Level:Level: Moderate
Time: 1.5 Hours

What To Expect:

Daily Walking Tours take about 1½  hours to complete. You need to arrive at least 15 minutes early to purchase tickets and visit the restroom. The cave is a constant and pleasant 56°, a light jacket may be needed.


  • View stalagmites and stalactites
  • The cave surface is dirt and rock, there are steps and slopes to walk up and down
  • Discover Tennessee’s largest show cave with the whole family
We will meet at 8:00 at Tollgate Medical Plaza, on Hwy 31 (Columbia Pike), just north of 840, drive to Cumberland Caverns (about one and 1/2 hours.  Bring picnic lunch (or if group desires we can eat out after the cave tour), water, etc. The cost of the cave walking trip is $21 per person payable to the cave.  Trails are moderate. Please call or email Cindy Whitt if you plan to join us. 

Phone 615.202.5761, email:

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Cindy Whitt -, 615.202.5761

    ** October 2017 **  



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