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 Apr 18, 2019 Please pre-register. Schedules are subject to change!
    ** April 2019 **  

4/28
Sun

Columbia/Franklin

April 28, 2019 – Mossy Ridge Trail in Percy Warner Park – Deep Well Entrance

Also known as the red trail, due to its identifying red blazes, this 4.5 mile scenic loop has been ranked among the best hiking trails in the entire country. Moderate difficulty. The trail winds up and down wooded hills and hollows, crosses several springs and open meadows and offers users a unique opportunity to see the wide variety of plants and animals that may be found in the Park. Two especially nice features are a short spur trail that leads to a “quiet point” and a steep, rocky ridge near Scott Hollow with trail sides carpeted in moss. The Mossy Ridge Trail can be accessed from the Deep Well Picnic Area or the Connector Trail from the Warner Park Nature Center.
If you would like to carpool to this hike, please contact Jane Coffey at jecoffey0644@gmail.com or 615.516.6551.  We will meet at Tollgate Medical Center at 12:45 pm or at the trail head at 1:45 pm

Jane Coffey:  jecoffey0644@gmail.com or 615.516.6551.

    ** May 2019 **  

5/4
Sat

TTA

11:00 am Second Quarter TTA Board Meeting

Hermitage Branch Library
3700 James Kay Lane
Hermitage, TN 37076

36.1771896,-86.6155296

5/11
Sat

Columbia/Franklin

Stillhouse Hollow Falls - work detail.  Please bring small tools, garbage bags, gloves for working to clean up and restore parts of the trail.  We will meet at the McDonald’s at 5431 Main Street in Maury County at 8:00 a.m. or at the trail head at 8:45 a.m.

Marvin Caine:  931.626.2754 or mlcaine@aol.com

5/19
Sun

Columbia/Franklin

Cane Creek Canyon Nature Preserve - Tuscumbia, AL
Cane Creek Canyon Nature Preserve is a 413-acre private nature preserve in Colbert County, Alabama, south of Tuscumbia that opened in 1986 and is owned by Jim and Faye Lacefield. The couple purchased 40 acres of land in 1979 and gradually added land, growing to over 700 acres.  Of the many nature sites in the state, this one is a little different. Its 713 acres in Colbert County were purchased, made accessible and opened to the public free of charge by an idealistic and service-minded couple, retired educators Jim and Faye Lacefield. The Lacefields opened the preserve in 1996 and in 2007 placed it in a conservation easement with the Alabama Nature Conservancy so it will remain in its natural state, undeveloped, after they are gone.
We will leave from the McDonald’s in Columbia at 11:30 a.m.  McDonald’s address is Hwy 31 and Bear Creek Road. 

Ray Edge:  931.286.5020 or edgewoodray0514@gmail.com

    ** August 2019 **  

8/3
Sat

TTA

11:00 am Third Quarter TTA Board Meeting

Hermitage Branch Library
3700 James Kay Lane
Hermitage, TN 37076

36.1771896,-86.6155296

    ** October 2019 **  

10/18-
10/20

TTA

October 18-20, 2019.  Annual Membership meeting.

Fairfield Glade. Crossville, TN

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