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.)

Mary Etta Ward is the Chapter Chair and can be reached by email or by telephone at 931-455-4609, for more information.

Other chapter officers are:

  • Membership and Treasurer, Marietta Poteet, telephone 931-924-7666 or email.
  • Secretary, Tanja Kendrick, telephone 931-224-6225 or email.
  • Hikes & Program Coordinator & Newsletter Contact, Joan Hartvigsen, telephone 931-962-0811 or email.

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Date Chapter Hike Leader or Contact
    Updated Feb 19, 2017 Please pre-register. Schedules are subject to change!
    ** February 2017 **  

2/25
Sat

Highland Rim

Virgin Falls State Natural Area.  8 miles, moderate to strenuous. De Rossett, TN.  (11 miles east of Sparta).  Joint Hike with the Nashville Chapter.  Marietta Poteet will lead this wonderful winter hike in Virgin Falls State Natural Area.  This is a beautiful trek passing Big Laurel Falls, Sheep Cave and Sheep Falls, ending down at 110 ft. Virgin Falls.  Virgin Falls is a beautiful and interesting waterfall emerging from a cave to flow and fall 110 feet into another cave.  Hopefully it will be icy around the falls which further enhances its beauty.  This hike is rated moderate to strenuous because of the 8 mile total length and 800 ft. NET elevation change.   Bring water, snacks, lunch, hiking sticks and sturdy hiking boots.  We will meet at the Virgin Falls parking lot located near De Rossett, TN at 9:00 a.m.  Please call Marietta Poteet at 931-924-7666 or email at nannietta@blomand.net to register and gain further information.

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

2/27
Mon

Highland Rim

Chapter Meeting.  Dinner at 5:00 p.m. at One22West Restaurant, 122 W. Lincoln Street, Tullahoma.  Our meeting is 7:00 p.m. at D. W. Wilson Community Center, 501 N. Collins Street, Tullahoma.  Tennessee State Park Ranger Josh Waggoner will speak on “Old Stone Fort’s Confederate Powder Mill.”

 

 

Mary Etta Ward
maryettaward@gmail.com

    ** March 2017 **  

3/4
Sat

Highland Rim

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.

 

Naullain Kendrick
naullain@hotmail.com
931-224-6225

3/11
Sat

Highland Rim

Wolf Cove, TN Hike, 6 to 8 miles, some off trail, strenuous.  Near Winchester, TN.  Meet Joette Carter at 9:30 a.m. CT on Hwy 16 (the Walls of Jericho Hwy.) between mile markers 24 and 25 on the left heading south, marked with pink flagging. This hike features several caves, waterfalls and scenic views.  Bring flash light to explore cave entrances, water, snacks and lunch.  For more information call Joette at 256-509-0918.

Joette Carter
256-509-0918

3/12
Sun

Highland Rim

Old Spann House Trail and Clifton Doyle Trail.  Tims Ford State Park, Winchester, TN.  Five miles, easy.  Meet at 2:00 p.m. Sunday at the Visitor Center Parking Lot for a hike through hardwood forests on gently rolling terrain with great views of Tims Ford Lake.  Clifton Doyle Trail features a great spot with a bench to view the sun setting over Tims Ford Lake.  Bring water and snacks.  Wear sturdy hiking boots.  We can have dinner together at a local restaurant.  Register with Joan Hartvigsen at jhartvigs@comcast.net or 931-962-0811.

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

3/18
Sat

Highland Rim

Rock Island State Park, north of McMinnville,TN.  Total mileage is six miles.  Easy. Joint hike with the Columbia/Franklin Chapter.  We will hike the Collins River Nature Trail, the Eagle Trail and the Downstream Gorge Trail.  All three hikes feature wildflowers and the beautiful Collins and Caney Fork Rivers.  And the Downstream Gorge Trail has the awesome Twin Falls and tall limestone bluffs.  We will also visit the Caney Fork Gorge and Great Falls.  Bring water, snacks and lunch.  If the group is interested, we can have dinner at Foglight Foodhouse, a restaurant located along the Caney Fork River near the Downstream Gorge Trailhead.  Wear sturdy hiking boots.  Contact Joan Hartvigsen at jhartvigs@comcast.net or 931-962-0811 to register and for carpool information.  Or meet us at Rock Island State Park Visitor Center at 9:00 a.m. CT.  But please let Joan know you are coming.

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

3/25
Sat

Highland Rim

Horsepound Falls Hike.  South Cumberland State Park.  Collins Gulf West.  Gruetli-Laager, TN.   5 miles out and back.  Moderate due to a boulder field to cross and steep ascent/descent.  Marietta Poteet is leading this beautiful wildflowers/waterfalls hike.  We will enjoy opportunities to see an amazing array of spring wildflowers and two spectacular waterfalls:  Suter Falls and Horsepound Falls.  Bring water and lunch.  Bring hiking sticks and sturdy hiking boots.  Please call Marietta at 931-924-9666 or email nannietta@blomand.net for more information and to register.

Marietta Poteet
nannietta@blomand.net
931-924-9666

3/27
Mon

Highland Rim

Chapter Meeting.  Joint Meeting with the Friends of Short Springs Membership Meeting.   Dinner at 5:00 p.m  at Las Trojas Mexican Restaurant, 1905 N. Jackson Street, Tullahoma, near Kroger.  Meeting at 7:00 p.m. at D. W. Wilson Community Center, 501 N. Collins Street, Tullahoma.   Rick and Deb Dreves will present a program on their hiking trip to Monhegan Island off the coast of Maine.  There are no cars nor paved roads on Monhegan Island and is accessible only by boat.  The steep and strenuous hiking trails lead through wooded areas (including the Cathedral Woods) and over rocky ledges up to the highest ocean cliffs on the Maine coastline.  Monhegan Island was designated a National Natural Landmark for its coastal and island flora in 1966.

Mary Etta Ward
maryettaward@gmail.com

    ** April 2017 **  

4/7-
4/9

Highland Rim

Trails and Trilliums.  Monteagle Sunday School Assembly, Monteagle, TN. A Three Day Festival Celebrating the Natural Wonder of the South Cumberland Plateau.   A weekend enjoying nature with proceeds benefitting Friends of South Cumberland State Park, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.  Event highlights:  guided hikes in South Cumberland State Park, Shakerag Hollow and MSSA, live music, native plant sale, programs and workshops, ART for the PARK Sale,  wine & wildflowers, vendors and food. Guided hikes include Stone Door, Lost Cove, Fiery Gizzard, Foster Falls, Grundy Lakes, Greeter Falls  and Hawkins Cove.  For more information and to preregister for hikes:  www.trailsandtrilliums.org and Naullain Kendrick, naullain@hotmail.com.

 

Naullain Kendrick
naullain@hotmail.com

4/14
Fri

Highland Rim

Good Friday Hike.   Black Mountain Hike.  Cumberland Trails State Park.  Near Crab Orchard, TN.   Moderate.  7.9 total mileage.  Out and back. Joint Hike with the Murfreesboro Chapter.  Impressive rock formations and awesome overlooks.  Details TBA.  Joan Hartvigsen. jhartvigs@comcast.net. 931-962-0811.

 

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

 

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