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:


As parks reopen across the state, TTA Chapters should follow the guidelines as stated by the Local, State, and Federal authorities.

This is an interpretation of these guidelines for any hike or event designated as a Tennessee Trails Association event as approved by the Tennessee Trails Board of Directors:

· In order to practice social distancing, all participants should arrive in their own transportation. No carpooling.

· Hikers should travel less than an hour from their home to a planned hike

· Hikes should have 10 or less participants. Try to hike at times when the park is less crowded, especially the parking lot and trailhead.

Be aware of changes that may lessen or increase these restrictions as the recovery progresses.

Visit the Tennessee State Parks Tips for Visitors website.

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

Date Chapter Hike Leader or Contact
    Updated May 24, 2020 Please pre-register. Schedules are subject to change!
    ** June 2020 **  



June 2, 2020 - Columbia/Franklin Quarterly Meeting - Franklin, TN
Barnabas Center (behind St. Paul Episcopal Church) 506 Fair Street
Social Hour - 6-7 PM.  Meeting starts at 7:00 pm
Discussion on hikes for the summer.  In June, we will revisit the hikes scheduled for April.  Hope to see you there.  Thx.

Jane Coffey - 615.516.6551 or
Marvin Caine - 931.626.2754 or



June 6, 2020 - Timberland Park - Franklin, TN
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 Park.  Meet at the Interpretive Center at 8:30 a.m.
Amenities: Interpretive center, hiking trails, ADA accessible trail, restroom, RV turnaround
Location: Access the Natchez Trace Pkwy. from Hwy. 96 W. At the top of the ramp, turn south (left) onto Pkwy. Park is on right. For those coming from Columbia/Spring Hill, we will meet behind McDonald’s on north side of Spring Hill (Williamson County) at 8:00 a.m.

Jane Coffey: or 615.516.6551



June 20, 2020 - Warner Park Access Trail, 2.5 miles.
Moderate to strenuous (some rather steep inclines). Harpeth Woods Trail is a 2.5 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Nashville, TN that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Hike leader is Jane Coffey. We will meet at Tollgate Medical Center at 8 am and carpool to Edwin Warner Park. If you want to meet at the trailhead, contact the hike leader and plan to be there between 8:45 - 9:00 a.m. 

Jane Coffey - or 615.516.6551

    ** October 2020 **  



2020 Annual Meeting. Montgomery Bell State Park.

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