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:


In compliance with CDC coronavirus guidelines, all TTA organized hikes and group events are cancelled until further notice.

Statement from TTA President:

As with each of you, we have been closely monitoring the daily changes in the spread of the COVID-19 Virus. During the past week we have listened to the recommendations outlined. To slow the spread The President’s Coronavirus Guidelines for America recommends avoiding social gatherings of more than 10 people. The health and safety of our members is at the forefront of our minds. We believe it is important to adhere to the best practices suggested by the Department of Health and CDC. Tennessee State Parks remain open at this time to visitors to hike/exercise as you chose; however, all park-hosted events from March 16 to March 31, 2020 are cancelled. If you chose to hike we encourage you to take your own soap-sanitizers as public restrooms can run out at times. 

Therefore, Tennessee Trails Association Board of Directors request that our clubs and members follow the recommended protocol and cancel all TTA hikes and group events until further notice.

Mary Etta Ward
TTA President
March 18, 2020


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Date Chapter Hike Leader or Contact
    Updated Mar 26, 2020 Please pre-register. Schedules are subject to change!
    ** April 2020 **  



Beaman Park - Joelton, TN
New 6-mile trail.  Beaman Park is opening a new 6-10 mile trail loop.  We will be taking the 6-mile loop.  The announcement will be presented by the "Friends of Beaman Park at the end of March 2020.  More news as it becomes available.  We will meet at Tollgate Medical Center in Thompson’s Station, TN at 8:00 a.m.  Anyone wishing to meet us at the trail head can meet us at Beaman Park at 9 a.m.

Jane Coffey: or 615.516.6551

    ** October 2020 **  



2020 Annual Meeting. Montgomery Bell State Park.

Hosted by Nashville and Sumner Trails Chapters.

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