The Memphis chapter serves hikers in the southwestern part of the state. Hikes are regularly scheduled throughout the year on the many trails in this area of Tennessee, as well as in the neighboring states of Mississippi and Arkansas. Check the TTA calendar for more information about upcoming hikes.

The chapter is in the process of changing their meeting time and place. Please check the calendar for information about upcoming meetings.

There are no scheduled activites during the summer months.

Contact Charlie Bright, Chapter Chair, by email, by telephone at 901-829-4434 for more information. Francis Ruffin, telephone 662-701-6284, is the chapter's vice chair.


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Date Chapter Hike Leader or Contact
    Updated Aug 18, 2017 Please pre-register. Schedules are subject to change!
    ** September 2017 **  

9/30
Sat

Memphis

Lovitt Trail (behind Lowe’s off Germantown Road)

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.
                                   

Janet Sheahan, 901-761-0705

    ** October 2017 **  

10/7
Sat

Memphis

Meeman-Shelby ForestChickasaw Bluff and Pioneer Springs Trails. 6-7 miles, Moderate.

Meet in the parking lot of the Nature Center at Poplar Tree Lake (NOT the Visitor Center) at 9:00. To get to the meeting point, go out North Watkins until it ends at Locke-Cuba Road and turn left. Drive 2.3 miles (go straight ahead past the General Store), then turn right into the park on Grassy Lake Road. Go straight ahead, 1.7 miles to a stop sign. Turn left and the parking lot will be on your right. 

We will shuttle approximately six miles to the north trail head of the Chickasaw Bluff Trail. The trail head, at about 417 feet, is one of the highest points in Shelby County. The trail quickly descends below 300 feet and follows a creek down to the Mississippi flood plain. Here we often see evidence of the wild pigs that have inhabited the park for the last few years. After crossing Beaver Creek at about 2.5 miles, we encounter a few rolling hills before climbing a short but steep hill up to the Woodland Shelter (approximately mile 3.5) where we will have lunch. From the shelter we join up with the Pioneer Springs Trail which through a series of rolling hills drops back down into the flood plain. We’ll pass the spring before ending with a gentle uphill back to the parking lot.

Bring hiking boots, water, and lunch.

Wayne Simpson,
   w.simpson1@comcast.net,
   901-385-1988

10/13-
10/15

TTA

TTA Annual Meeting
DuBose Conference Center
Monteagle, TN

Host Chapters:
Murfreesboro
Highland Rim
Columbia/Franklin

10/21
Sat

Memphis

TBD

10/28
Sat

Memphis

Oct 28 – Shiloh National Military Park – Compass Hike. 5 miles, strenuous.

We will meet at the Visitor Center at9:30. The hike is one-way ending at the old grocery store on Highway 142, so we will have to take some cars there. This is a rugged cross country hike through woods and fields, navigated by compass and map. The terrain is mostly flat, but being off trail with the possibility of getting lost ups the rating to strenuous. Bring a compass if you have one to help the leader find the way, or just follow the group. We will have a brief compass reading class, and maps and directions will be provided. Wear long pants and boots, and bring lunch and water. Contact Wayne Simpson, w.simpson1@comcast.net,901-385-1988.
                                    

Wayne Simpson,
   w.simpson1@comcast.net,
   901-385-1988

    ** November 2017 **  

11/4
Sat

Memphis

Lucius Burch Natural Area – Germantown parking lot
                                  

  Janet Sheahan, 901-761-0705

11/11
Sat

Memphis

Tishomingo State Park 
                           
 

Kam Hipkins, 901-299-8359

11/18
Sat

Memphis

Lovitt Woods Trail behind Lowe’s off Germantown Road

Janet Sheahan, 901-761-0705
 

11/25
Sat

Memphis

Herb Parsons Lake State Park, Fisherville
 
 

TBD

    ** December 2017 **  

12/2
Sat

Memphis

Meeman-Shelby Forest – Woodland Trail

Gloria Folk, 901-277-5756

 

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