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 Mar 22, 2017 Please pre-register. Schedules are subject to change!
    ** March 2017 **  

3/25
Sat

Memphis

T.O. Fuller State Park, 1500 Mitchell Road

Meet at the visitor center to 8:45 A.M.  The hike will begin promptly at 9 A. M.  The 4 mile hike covers moderate to rugged terrain with some wet land and a possible stream crossing.  Hiking boots or sturdy shoes recommended.  Bring water and a snack. The Discovery Loop Trail includes part of the Nature Bluff Trail of the Chucalissa Indian Village.  Time Frame: 2.5 hours.  
Directions:  I-240 West to I-55 North;  Exit 7 South to Highway 61 (3rd Street).  Drive approximately 1 mile.  Turn right onto Mitchell Road, continue 3 miles west to the T. 0. Fuller Park sign.  Turn right into the visitor center parking lot.

Contact for information:  Gloria Folk (901) 277-5756.
 

    ** April 2017 **  

4/1
Sat

Memphis

We will meet at 9:00 a.m. for sign-in and announcements in the unpaved parking area on the south side of Walnut Grove immediately east of the Wolf River.  Please note that it is very difficult to reach the parking lot if you are traveling west on Walnut Grove. The hike will depart promptly at 9:15, so don’t be late.  The hike will be approximately 5.75 miles and take between 2 1/2 and 3 hours.  The terrain is relatively flat with a few steep ravine crossings.  Bring water and a snack if desired. Hiking boots are recommended especially if we have had recent rain.  Rain cancels hike.
 

For additional information, contact Marion at 256-273-9720 or at mquinlen@gmail.com.

4/7-
4/9

Memphis

Cumberland Trail, Soddy Daisy

This trip will include three days of hiking. On Friday we will hike 4.9 miles on the moderately rated southern section of  Soddy Creek Gorge, going from Mowbray Pike to the Little Soddy Trailhead. We will have two options on Saturday. We will all be hiking on the Rock Creek Gorge Section. The shorter option is a moderately strenuous 5.4 mile hike. Those who wish to go farther can add on the 3.4 mile Rock Creek Loop. On Saturday we will be hiking on the Southern Section of Possum Creek Gorge.  We will begin at the Heiss Mountain Road Trailhead and do an out-and-back to Perkins Point Overlook. The hike totals 5.4 moderately strenuous miles.  Registration required

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

4/22
Sat

Memphis

Lucius Burch Natural Area – South

Meet at 9:00 AM in the unpaved parking lot on the south side of Walnut Grove immediately east of the Wolf River.  The hike will be 5 to 6 miles on the Yellow/Blue/White trails.  If there has been rain we may have a stream crossing.  In that case a hiking stick will be useful.  Bring water and a snack.  Rain will cancel the hike. 

 For additional information call Gloria Folk at 901-277-5756.
 

4/29
Sat

Memphis

V&E Greenline & Old Growth Forest - Hike & Eat

We will meet in Overton Park at 9:00 a.m. for a short hike in the Old Growth Forest. Hike will begin at the entrance to the forest near the pavilion by the lake. There is a parking lot by the pavilion. From forest we will transition to the Vollentine and Evergreen Greenline for a 3-mile easy walk. Following the hike all are invited to Dino’s for brunch or lunch. Please come join us for this easy, very social and scenic hike in the mid town area of Memphis.
 
 
 
 

 For any questions please contact Carolyn Pierce at 901-755-5735.

    ** October 2017 **  

10/13-
10/15

TTA

TTA Annual Meeting
DuBose Conference Center
Monteagle, TN

Host Chapters:
Murfreesboro
Highland Rim
Columbia/Franklin

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