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 meets quarterly at the Barnabas Center, 506 Fair Street, which is behind St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Franklin. Meeting dates are the first Tuesday of each quarter. Socializing starts at 6:00pm CT, followed by our program at 7:00pm 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.

Marvin also serves as the Chapter's representative to the TTA board.

Jane also serves as the Chapter's hike coordinator. Contact her at this email if you would like to volunteer to lead a hike.

Upcoming Columbia/Franklin Hikes and Programs:

Click here if you want to be notified by email whenever the TTA web calendar is updated.

Date Chapter Hike Leader or Contact
    Updated Jan 28, 2020 Please pre-register. Schedules are subject to change!
    ** February 2020 **  




February 1, 2020.  Timberland Trail - Natchez Trace Parkway at mile marker 437.2 (South of the SR Highway 96 entrance), Franklin, TN 37064 

This hike was originally scheduled for January 11, 2020, but was cancelled due to inclement weather. Timberland Park, opened in the fall of 2014, sits on 72 acres adjacent to the Natchez Trace Parkway at milepost 437.2 less than a mile south of the Tennessee Highway 96 (Double Arch Bridge) entrance to the parkway. The park is maintained and staffed by Williamson County Parks & Recreation.  It is an easy to moderate hike. 

Timberland Park features a 2000 sq ft interpretive center that uses solar panels that stores the energy in batteries for electricity, rain water is collected for irrigation, propane for a fireplace and a septic system for waste. Visitors will enjoy hiking, bird watching and wildlife observation (deer, raccoon, fox, wild turkey and squirrel). Walking sticks made from trees on the property are available for use by hikers.  For generations, the wooded property comprising Timberland Park was logged by hand and loaded onto wagons pulled by mules and horses. Most of the lumber was used to build homes and buildings in nearby Franklin. The old logging roads are now trails!  For the Columbia/Spring Hill members, we will meet behind McDonald’s (4910 Main Street, Spring Hill) at 8:30 a.m.  Other hikers can meet us at 9:00 a.m. at the trail head. 

Contact Jane Coffey at 615.516.6551 or

    ** October 2020 **  



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