Upcoming Chapter Meetings

Feb 27. Highland Rim

2/7. Columbia/Franklin

Mar 2. Plateau

Mar 7. Columbia/Franklin

Mar 21. Clarksville

7-day Hike Schedule


Feb 28. Program meeting. 7:00, REI Brentwood TN. The Cumberland ..More.. Program meeting. 7:00, REI Brentwood TN. The Cumberland Trail has been a work in progress since the earliest days of the Tennessee Trails Association. Bob Fulcher manages the trail as our state’s first linear state park. He will be bringing us history and updates on the trail in which many TTA members have invested their sweat equity as well as financial support. Come to hear what’s open and what’s happening on the CT (Nashville)

Feb 28. Raccoon Mountain.  Approximately 4 miles.  ..More.. Raccoon Mountain.  Approximately 4 miles.  Moderate.  Meet at Food City parking lot in Red Bank at 9 a.m. (Soddy Daisy)

Mar 4. Bells Bend, Loop Trail; 2.5 miles, easy; meet 8:00 ..More.. Bells Bend, Loop Trail; 2.5 miles, easy; meet 8:00 A.M. CT; Madison Street Kmart parking lot; ∼39 miles to trail head.   (Clarksville)

Mar 4. Oak Ridge - North Boundary Greenway Hike.  This ..More.. Oak Ridge - North Boundary Greenway Hike.  This trail is located on the Department of Energy Reservation.  A variety of remnants of pre-Manhattan Project settlements are visible.  The trailhead that we will take is on the Oak Ridge turnpike at the west Guard House.   We will meet at Gold’s Gym in Oak Ridge at 9:00 a.m.  The hike will be 8 miles and is rated moderate.  Call Kim Holland for more information. (East Tennessee)

Mar 4. Blue Beaver Trail up Lookout Mountain to top of Point ..More.. Blue Beaver Trail up Lookout Mountain to top of Point Park.  Chattanooga, TN.  Beginning from the southern end of Reflection Riding, the hike is 5.5 miles one way. (5.5 miles total mileage.)   Elevation change of 1,500 ft. Strenuous. Car shuttle required.  We will meet at the Monteagle Elementary School at 8:00 a.m. CT to form a carpool.  After the hike we will have dinner in Chattanooga.  Contact Naullain Kendrick at naullain@hotmail.com or 931-224-6225 to register.  The trail’s name refers to Union Soldiers (wearing blue uniforms) cutting down trees (beavers) and building structures as they hiked up Lookout Mountain during the Civil War. This route was declared a National Recreation Trail in 1978.  Great views of Lookout Valley and the Tennessee River and Civil War history.  Bring water, snacks and lunch.  Wear sturdy hiking boots and bring hiking sticks.  Remember money for dinner in Chattanooga.   (Highland Rim)

Mar 4. Lovitt Trail – behind Lowe’s off Germantown ..More.. Lovitt Trail – behind Lowe’s off Germantown Pkwy Join us for a 6-mile hike across flat terrain in the woods along the Wolf River.  Meet at 9:30 a.m. in front of the lumber entrance of Lowe’s Home Improvement at 430 South Germantown Pkwy, Cordova.  This is the northeast corner of the parking lot.  Wear hiking boots and brings snacks and water.  Rain will cancel. (Memphis)

Mar 4. Millenium & Merritt Ridge Trails, Edgar Evins ..More.. Millenium & Merritt Ridge Trails, Edgar Evins State Park, Silver Point. 8 miles rated strenuous. This hike is on a beautiful trail along the hilly shoreline of Center Hill Lake.  We will encounter rocky ridges, lakeside bluffs and wooded hollows. Lunch will be near the water’s edge, where we should be able to see Center Hill Dam and some eary wildflowers. This is  joint hike with the Plateau chapter. (Murfreesboro)

Mar 4. Cheeks Bend Trail in the Duck River Complex State ..More.. Cheeks Bend Trail in the Duck River Complex State Natural Area (2 miles) followed by the Adeline Wilhoite River Trail in Henry Horton State Park, 3.5 miles. The Cheeks Bend trail will take us through a hardwood forest with river bluffs along the Duck River which is recognized world-wide and featured in National Geographic for its large array of plant and animal life. From there we’ll travel to Henry Horton State Park - less than 30 minutes’ drive - and hike the Adeline Wilhoite River Trail. Both trails are easy to moderate.   (Nashville)

Mar 4. Millenium & Merritt Ridge Trail, Edgar Evins State ..More.. Millenium & Merritt Ridge Trail, Edgar Evins State Park, Silver Point. This is a joint hike between the Murfreesboro and Plateau Chapters.  This 8 mile strenuous hike is a beautiful trail along the hilly shoreline of Center Hill Lake.  We will encounter rocky ridges, lakeside bluffs and wooded hollows. Lunch will be near the water’s edge, where we should be able to see Center Hill Dam. It’s possible we may see some early wildflowers, too.  Plateau Chapter will depart at 8 am CT from SW corner of Crossville Outlet Center off I-40 exit 320. (Plateau)

Mar 4. Frozen Head.  Approximately 8 miles.  Strenuous.  ..More.. Frozen Head.  Approximately 8 miles.  Strenuous.  Meet at Durham Street parking lot in Soddy Daisy at 8 a.m. (Soddy Daisy)

Mar 4. North Rim Savage Gulf, the Plateau to Rim hike. Combined ..More.. North Rim Savage Gulf, the Plateau to Rim hike. Combined two hikes, moderate 9 miles, and strenuous 17 miles. Both hikes begin and end at the Savage Ranger Station.  Contact Mike Shane for more information and to register. (Upper Cumberland)

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