The Jackson Chapter of TTA meets in Jackson, which is in Madison County, and has members from the surrounding area. We organize hikes in West Tennessee and occasionally in Middle Tennessee, Northern Mississippi and Alabama, and Eastern Arkansas.

Chapter meetings are held at 6:00 p.m. CT on the first Tuesday of the month at the Perkins Restaurant on Vann Drive, Jackson TN 38305.

The chapter has a new Facebook page, which we will use to tell the community what events we have planned -- We also have a monthly newsletter.

Current chapter officers are:

  • Melinda Pearson is the chapter chair. Contact her by telephone at 731-225-4293 or by email for more information about TTA and the chapter's activites.

  • Glen Rognstad is the chapter outings coordinator. Contact him by telephone at 731-217-5966 or by email.

  • Anne Goodson is treasurer, and can be reached by telephone 731-664-1556 or by email.

  • Don Dresser is secretary, available by telephone 731-694-0146 or by email. Contact him if you would like to receive our newsletter.

Upcoming Jackson Hikes and Programs:

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Date Chapter Hike Leader or Contact
    Updated Mar 22, 2017 Please pre-register. Schedules are subject to change!
    ** March 2017 **  



March 25-26 - Smoky Mtn hike near Cades Cove. The March 25 hike will be in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. We will hike to Spence Field via the Anthony Creek Trail, which begins at the Cades Cove Picnic Area. The round trip distance is 10.3 miles.  The trail is strenuous, gaining 2842 feet in the 5.15 miles to the top. It is worth it; if there is good visibility, there are great views to the east into the North Carolina side of the Smokies. A side trip option would add an additional 1.2 miles to Rocky Top.  We plan to begin the hike at the ranger station in Cades Cove, starting at 9 am ET.
For those interested, we might take a Sunday morning walk to Abrams Falls, 5 miles round trip.
Campsites are available at Cades Cove.  Motel accommodations are available in nearby Townsend or Marysville. For directions, places to stay, additional information or to register, please contact Jeff Chambers at

please contact Jeff Chambers at

    ** April 2017 **  



April 1 - Bite-size walk This will be a short 3 mile walk around Pinson Mounds, specially created for newcomers to our group.  Please let your friends know about the outing.  If you are going, please meet at Panera Restaurant in Jackson at 10 am, so that we can carpool together, or arrange to meet us at the Pinson Mounds visitor center at 10:30 am.  For additional information, please call or write either Don Dresser, or Melinda Pearson, who can be reached at hurstme@bellsouth.netor 731 225 4293.

Melinda Pearson
731 225 4293

Don Dresser
731 694-0146



April 8 - Wildflowers and Waterfalls Glen Rognstad will lead us on our annual wildflower hike.  We will take several short hikes, to Jackson Falls, Falls Hollow Falls, Stillhouse Hollow Falls NA and Rattlesnake Falls. We then will stop for dinner in Summertown. We plan to leave from Panera Restaurant in Jackson at 8 am.  For additional information or to register, please contact Glen at or 731 - 217-5966.

Glen Rognstad
731 - 217-5966



April 29-30 - Walls of Jericho NA Plans are being made for a trip to Jericho and Stevens Gap Cave.

    ** May 2017 **  



May 5-7 - Beginner Backpack  (Rescheduled from March  10-12)  This will be a short backpacking trip (two nights, three days) in Savage Gulf, covering a total distance of almost 20 miles. Prior experience backpacking is not required and the necessary gear can be borrowed for the trip.  To register for the trip or obtain further information, please contact Glen Rognstad at or 731 217-5966.

Note -- this trip replaces the one originally scheduled for the weekend of March 11

please contact Glen Rognstad at or 731 217-5966.

    ** October 2017 **  



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Monteagle, TN

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