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.)

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.
  • 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 Oct 19, 2019 Please pre-register. Schedules are subject to change!
    ** October 2019 **  

10/26
Sat

Highland Rim

Old Stone Fort State Archaeological Park, Manchester, TN. We will hike along the Duck River where we will see Bluehole Falls and Big Falls, which is 30 feet high. We will hike the Backbone Trail and the Forks of the River Trail, where we will see the confluence of the Duck and Little Duck Rivers. We will hike along the Little Duck River to view Step Falls, which has a series of tiered waterfalls cascading down into the Little Duck River. And we will hike the park’s newest trail, the Chumbley Trail, which features ridgelines and the Little Duck River in a beautiful hardwood forest. Contact Joan Hartvigsen, jhartvigs@comcast.net or 931-962-0811. Bring water, lunch, hiking sticks and wear sturdy hiking boots.

 

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

10/27
Sun

Highland Rim

Short Springs State Natural Area Fall Color Hike, Tullahoma. Meet at 2:00 pm CDT at the parking lot, 2250 Short Springs Road, Tullahoma. Dennis Horn will co-lead the hike with Joan Hartvigsen. Dennis Horn is a charter member of the Tennessee native plant society and a member of the Scientific Advisory Committee for Rare Plants in Tennessee. Contact Joan Hartvigsen at jhartvigs@comcast.net or 931-962-0811. Bring water, snack, hiking sticks and wear sturdy hiking boots. We will visit Machine Falls and the Busby Cascades and learn about the hardwood trees growing in Short Springs State Natural Area.

 

Joan Hartvigsen
jhartvigs@comcast.net

10/28
Mon

Highland Rim

 Chapter Meeting.  Dinner is 5:00 pm at Appebee’s Grill, 1957 N. Jackson Street, Tullahoma.  The meeting is 7 pm at D. W. Wilson Community Center,  501 N. Collins Street, Tullahoma.    Program is Nature Art, Tom Bentley.  Tom asks that we bring our favorite photos from our hikes and art  to share with others.  Contact Tom Bentley for more information, email htbentley@lighttube.net or 931-273-6344.

Tom Bentley
htbentley@lighttube.net
931-273-6344

    ** November 2019 **  

11/3
Sun

TTA

2:00 am Daylight Savings Time Ends.
(Set clocks back 1 hour.)

11/9
Sat

Highland Rim

Edgar Evins State Park, Silver Point, TN. Millennium Trail and Merritt Ridge Trail. 8 miles, total. Moderate. Steep and rough terrain in places. Great views of Center Hill Lake and beautiful forested ridges. Our hike leader is Michael Glennon. Wear sturdy hiking boots. Bring a lot of water, lunch and hiking sticks. Please contact Joan Hartvigsen, jhartvigs@comcast.net or 931-962-0811 to register and for carpool information.

 

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

11/16
Sat

Highland Rim

Sherwood Forest Trail, South Cumberland State Park. Near Sewanee, TN. Out Hwy 156 past Franklin State Forest “cabin”. 3 mile loop trail with spectacular views down into Lost Cove and Crow Creek watershed. Fascinating natural bridge. Easy to moderate. Wear sturdy hiking boots. Bring water, lunch, hiking sticks. Contact Joan Hartvigsen, jhartvigs@comcast.net or 931-962-0811 to register and for carpool information.
November

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

11/17
Sun

Highland Rim

Ritchie Hollow Trail to Snooper’s Rock and back. 7 miles round trip. Moderate. 1,200 feet elevation change. 17805 River Canyon Road, Whitwell,TN. Features Blowing Winds Falls, views of the Tennessee River and mature hardwood forests. This is the only trail which connects the Tennessee River to Pot Point Loop Trail on top Suck Creek Mountain inside Prentice Cooper State Forest. Wear sturdy hiking boots. Bring a lot of water, lunch and hiking sticks. Contact Joan Hartvigsen, jhartvigs@comcast.net or 931-962-0811, to register for this Sunday hike and for carpool information.

 

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

11/23
Sat

Highland Rim

Long Hunter State Park, Hermitage, TN.  Volunteer Trail.  11 miles round trip, rated moderate.  Joint hike with the Murfreesboro Chapter.  The terrain is generally flat and follows the rocky shoreline of Percy Priest Lake.  There is the option of hiking the shorter Volunteer Day Loop, which is four miles.   Contact Joan Hartvigsen, jhartvigs@comcast.net or 931-962–0811, to register and for carpool information.  Bring water, lunch and hiking sticks.  Wear sturdy hiking boots.

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

11/25
Mon

Highland Rim

Chapter Meeting. Dinner is 5:00 pm at Red Lobster, 1947 N. Jackson Street, Tullahoma. Our meeting is 7 pm at D. W. Wilson Community Center, 501 N. Collins Street, Tullahoma. Our program is health, nutrition, first aid, managing weather contingencies.

 

Tom Bentley
htbentley@lighttube.net
931-273-6344

11/29
Fri

Highland Rim

After Thanksgiving Day Hike.  Old Stone Fort State Archaeological Park, Manchester, TN.  Joint hike with the Murfreesboro Chapter.   4 miles, moderate.  Steep and eroded trails in a few sections.  Meet in front of the museum at 9 am CT.  Bring water and a snack.  Wear sturdy hiking boots and bring hiking sticks.  We will hike the Old Stone Fort Trail, River Fork Loop, Backbone, Little Duck Loop, and the Old River Channel Trail.  We will see Blue Hole Falls, Big Falls, the confluence of the Little Duck and the Duck Rivers.  After the hike we will go to a local restaurant for lunch.  Please register with Joan Hartvigsen, jhartvigs@comcast.net or 931-962-0811.

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

11/30
Sat

Highland Rim

Short Springs State Natural Area Work Day. Meet at 9:00 am CT in the parking lot, 2250 Short Springs Road, Tullahoma. Bring water and work gloves and loppers and pruners. Specific tasks will be announced later. Please let Joan Hartvigsen know that you can help, jhartvigs@comcast.net or 931-962-0811.

 

Joan Hartvigsen
jhartvigs@comcast.net

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