The Highland Rim chapter serves hikers from the Tullahoma, Manchester, and Winchester area, with at least two hikes scheduled monthly in the South Cumberlands.

Meetings are held monthly on the fourth Monday of the month at 7:00pm CT at the D. W. Wilson Community Center, 501 N. Collins Street, in Tullahoma (map). Many members gather before the meeting at 5pm CT for dinner at one of our local restuarants. Check the calendar for specifics about the location each month.

Tom Bentley is the Chapter Chair and can be reached by email or by telephone at 931-455-5849, for more information.

Other chapter officers are:

  • Membership and Treasurer, Marietta Poteet, telephone 931-924-7666 or email.
  • Hikes & Program Coordinator & Newsletter Contact, Joan Hartvigsen, telephone 931-962-0811 or email.

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Upcoming Highland Rim Hikes and Programs:

CORONA VIRUS NOTICE: July 31, 2020:

Tennessee Trails Association chapters adhere to all applicable laws, rules, and guidelines for any given setting when organizing hikes and events. Out of concern for those who join us, their families, and our community, we conduct our hikes in a way which conforms to current COVID‑19 guidelines. If you have questions, contact your local chapter’s hike coordinator.

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

10/31
Sat

Highland Rim

Short Springs Work Day.  Please meet at 8 am CDT in the parking lot, 2250 Short Springs Road, Tullahoma.  Bring water, snack, work gloves, pruner or lopper.  Specific tasks will be announced.  Please let Joan Hartvigsen know you can help, jhartvigs@comcast.net or 931-962-0811.

 

 

Joan Hartvigsen
jhartvigs@comcast.net

    ** November 2020 **  

11/5-
11/8

Highland Rim

 Pogue Creek Canyon State Natural Area Hike and hikes in Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area.    Camping at Bandy Creek Campground in Big South Fork.   Please reserve your own campsite in A Loop.  Please contact Joan Hartvigsen to register and for suggestion which site to reserve so we are together.  Jhartvigs@comcast.net or 931-636-2914.  Friday, November 6,  Pogue Creek Canyon Hike.  4 miles one way.  1,463 feet elevation change.  We will leave vehicles on Black House Mountain Road at Moccasin Rock trail junction prior to beginning hike from Pogue Creek Canyon trailhead no later than 9 am CST.  Please wear face masks during the vehicle shuttle.  Pogue Creek Canyon features immense sheer bluffs and cliffs, many rock houses and beautiful, rich forests of hemlocks, red maples, beech, sycamore, basswood, oaks and hickories.    Saturday November 7, Angel Falls Overlook Trail, six miles round trip.  The Angel Falls Overlook Trail has the best views in the Park.  Sunday, November 8 Rock Creek Loop, seven miles.  This trail features mature riparian forest and pristine Rock Creek lined with hemlocks. Everyone responsible for their own food.

Joan Hartvigswn
jhartvigs@comcast.net
931-636-2914

11/6
Fri

Highland Rim

Pogue Creek Canyon State Natural Area Hike, north of Jamestown, TN.  4 miles, 1,463 feet elevation change. Moderate.  Vehicle shuttle required.  We will leave vehicles on Black House Mountain Road at Moccasin Rock Trail junction prior to beginning hike from Pogue Creek Canyon trailhead no later than 9:00 am CST.  Please wear face masks during vehicle shuttle.  Register with Joan Hartvigsen, jhartvigs@comcast.net or 931-636-2914.  Bring water, lunch, hiking sticks and wear sturdy hiking boots.  Pogue Creek Canyon  features immense sheer bluffs and cliffs, many rock houses and beautiful, rich forests of hemlocks, beech, sycamores, basswood, oaks and hickories.

 

 

Joan Hartvigsen
jhartvigs@comcast.net
931-636-2914

11/14
Sat

Highland Rim

Bridal Veil Falls Loop Hike,  Sewanee, TN.  The University of the South Domain.  5.8 miles.  Moderate because of steep downhill and steep uphill getting to Bridal Veil Falls.  We will meet at the Lake Cheston parking lot on The University of the South domain.  We will hike from Lake Cheston to Bridal Veil Falls Loop back to Elliott Point, then return to Lake Cheston.  Nice waterfall.  Great views.   Limit of ten hikers.  Carry your face mask in your pocket to comply with University rule. Contact Marietta Poteet early to register and for meeting time.  Email nannietta@blomand.net or 931-924-7666.  Wear sturdy hiking boots and bring hiking sticks.  Bring water and lunch.  You will need hiking sticks and sturdy hiking boots.

Marietta Poteet
nannietta@blomand.net
931-924-7666

11/27
Fri

Highland Rim

After Thanksgiving Hike.  Old Stone Fort State Archaeological Park, Manchester, TN.  Joint hike with the Murfreesboro Chapter.  About four miles, rated moderate because of steep sections and eroded trails.  Meet at 9:00 am CDT in the museum parking lot.  Please register with Joan Hartvigsen, jhartvigs@comcast.net or 931-636-2914.  We will hike the Forks of the River Trail, Backbone Ridge  Loop Trail and the Moat Trail.  We will visit Blue Hole Falls, Big Falls and Step Falls.  Our hike will be along the Duck River and the Little Duck River.  We will enjoy our picnic lunch of turkey sandwiches in the park’s picnic area.  We have reserved the covered picnic shelter.   After our picnic lunch we can hike the park’s newest trail, the Chumbley Woods Trail, 1.65 total mileage.

 

Joan Hartvigswn
jhartvigs@comcast.net
i31-636-2914

    ** May 2021 **  

5/29
Sat

Highland Rim

AEDC Orchids and May Prairie, Manchester,TN.  Dennis Horn, one of the founders of Tennessee Native Plant Society, will lead the walks.  Bring lunch and water.  Long pants and hiking boots are recommended.  Register with Joan Hartvigsen, jhartvigs@comcast or 931-962-0811.

Joan Hartvigsen
jhartvigs@comcast.net
931-962-0811

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