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 Oct 17, 2017 Please pre-register. Schedules are subject to change!
    ** October 2017 **  



Janeth McKendrick will lead a hike on the newest trail in Williamson County.  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.

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.

We will meet at 9 a.m. at the head of the trail.  Contact Janeth McKendrick for additional information.

Janeth McKendrick:  615.591.9352 or

    ** November 2017 **  



Radnor Lake State Park is a 1,332-acre park and is protected as a Class II Natural Area. It is unique due to the abundance of wildlife viewing opportunities, environmental education programs, hiking opportunities and its location in an urban area.

There are many opportunities to hike this beautiful trail.  There are two ridges for the more adventurous hiker (Ganier Ridge and South Cove Ridge) as well as the Lake Trail and the South Lake Trail.  We will meet at 8 a.m. at the Radnor Lake Conservation Center and set out from there.  Hopefully we will catch sight of the white fawn.

Ellen Clark:  615.482.3605 or


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