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 Feb 21, 2018 Please pre-register. Schedules are subject to change!
    ** February 2018 **  

2/24
Sat

Memphis

Arkabutla State Park – Coldwater, MS

Join us for an easy 5-mile hike through Coldwater River Bottomlands with woods, swamp and large trees.  Trail is level, wear hiking boots as parts could be muddy and bring snacks and water.  If the group wants, we could hike the half mile nature trail afterwards.  Meet at 9:30 a.m. at the trailhead at the recreation area below the dam.    Rain or snow will cancel the hike.

 Directions: take I- 55 south from Memphis, turn right (West) on I-69, drive to HWY 301, turn left (south) on 301, follow 301 into the park, go through the camping area , turn into the day use area by the spillway to trailhead. 

 

Questions: call Freddi Felt 901-288-5581 or email fjfelt@att.net.

2/27
Tue

Memphis

Tour de Wolf Trail – Shelby Farms

Woody will lead a 6 mile, easy hike along the Tour de Wolf "off road" bicycle course.  This trail is not paved; so, wear sturdy shoes or boots.  We will meet at the Shelby Farms Visitor Center at 9:00 a.m. sharp.  Rain or snow will cancel the hike.  
 
 
 

For information, contact Woody Pierce at 901-755-5635 or woodypierce2@gmail.com
 
 
 

    ** March 2018 **  

3/3
Sat

Memphis

Herb Parsons Lake State Park, Fisherville

 

Liinda Red 901-489-9157Linda Red 901-489-9157

 

3/3
Sat

Memphis

Herb Parsons Lake State Park, Fisherville
Here’s an easy 6-mile hike around the lake and through the woods.  Meet at 9:30 a.m. at the lake and bring snacks and water.  Rain will cancel.

  For questions contact Linda Red, 901-489-9157.

3/10
Sat

Memphis

Meeman-Shelby Forest - Chickasaw 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. 

For more information, contact Wayne Simpson, w.simpson1@comcast.net901-385-1988.

3/17
Sat

Memphis

 Cane Creek Nature Preserve, Tuscumbia, Alabama.  REGISTRATION REQUIRED
The preserve has some of the most awesome canyon scenery you’ll find anywhere - rock shelters, over hanging rocks, rock formations and waterfalls.  The strenuous (steep hills, ledges) 8-9 mile hike will take us to Devil’s Hollow with several waterfalls, and several large Native American Rock Shelters and a beautiful overlook called The Point.  Bring hiking boots, lunch and plenty of water.  Rain will cancel the hike.  

For information and to register, contact Wayne Simpson at w.simpson1@comcast.net or 901-385-1988.

3/24
Sat

Memphis

T.O. Fuller State Park, 1500 Mitchell Road – Spring Flowers
Meet at the visitor center to 9:00 a.m.  The hike will begin promptly at 9:15 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.continue 3 miles west to the T. 0. Fuller Park sign.  Turn right into the visitor center parking lot. 

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.

Contact for information:  Lynne Witherington,901-230-1501

 

3/31
Sat

Memphis

Mar 31, 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. 
 
 

 Contact charlie.bright2010@gmail.com

    ** April 2018 **  

4/6-
4/8

Memphis

Petit Jean Mountain State Park  Overnight car camping

 

Susan Iverson

4/6-
4/8

Memphis

Petit Jean Mountain State Park, Morrilton, AR

Join TTA for a wonderful hike atop beautiful Petit Jean Mountain.  We will explore one of Arkansas’ highest waterfalls, a natural cave area with Indian pictographs, and several unique rock formations.  Meet the hike leader, Susan, at the Mather Lodge overlook on top of the mountain, at 9:00 a.m. Saturday.  We will shuttle down the road to the Cedar Creek trailhead, for an easy to moderate 4-mile hike.  This will include a view from the overlook at the top of Cedar Falls, exploring Rock House Cave and Turtle Rocks and a natural bridge.  (You will need a flashlight to find the pictographs in the cave shelter.)  We will shuttle back to the lodge for a lunch break.  The lodge has a wonderful restaurant, so plan on eating there!  After lunch, we will hike a 2 1/2-mile hike to the base of Cedar Falls, for a different view!  This is a moderate hike, and it’s really steep going out!  For those wanting another option, there are a lot of other neat things to do on the mountain.  Be sure to visit Petit Jean’s gravesite and boardwalk, (which offer a breathtaking view of the Arkansas River), the Automobile Museum, and Bear Cave area.  You can walk to these sites from within a few feet of the parking lot.  Pick up brochures at the visitor center, or the lodge.

 There is also a possibility that, if a large number of hikers attend, we’ll have both a group for turtle hikers and a group for rabbit hikers.

On Sunday morning, we will meet again at the lodge at 9:00 a.m., and drive a short way to the trailhead at "Seven Hollows".  This is an easy 4.5 mile hike, with beautiful scenery, another natural bridge and interesting things to explore.  We should be finished in time for everyone to head back to Memphis by noon.

Pre-registration is required.  Call Susan Hughes at 901-491-4917 to register.

 Reservations for park lodge, cabin, or camping call 501-727-5431.  If you stay at a hotel in Morrilton, plan on a 15-20 minute drive to get to the lodge atop Petit Jean. Directions to park:  take Hwy 9 (Exit 108) off I-40 at Morrilton south 9 miles to Oppelo.  Then head west 12 miles on Hwy 154 to the park; OR, take Hwy 7 off I-40 (south).  Driving time is estimated at 3 hours from Memphis.  www.petitjeanstatepark.com

Call Susan Hughes at 901-491-4917 to register.

4/14
Sat

Memphis

International Harvester Lakeland

Marion Quinlen, 256-273- 9720

4/21
Sat

Memphis

Shiloh Historical Hike – Charlie Spearman

 

Charlie.bright2010@gmail.com

4/28
Sat

Memphis

Chewalla State Park – Holly Springs, MS

Chewalla State Park – Holly Springs, MS
Janet Sheahan, 901-761- 0705

    ** May 2018 **  

5/5
Sat

Memphis

Herb Parsons Lake State Park, Fisherville
Julie Nicol, julieknicol@gmail.com, 901-413- 8157

5/12
Sat

Memphis

Hike & Chapter Picnic

Marion Quinlen, 256-273- 9720

    ** September 2018 **  

9/29
Sat

Memphis

Village Creek State Park, Wynne, AR
Freddi Felt, 901-288- 5581

Freddi Felt, 901-288- 5581

    ** October 2018 **  

10/6
Sat

Memphis

Lucius Burch Natural Area Wolf River South of Walnut Grove

 

Linda Red, 901-489- 9157

10/13
Sat

Memphis

Big Hill Pond State Park

 

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

10/20
Sat

Memphis

Wolf River Wildlife Area–Horse Trail Collierville-Arlington Rd

 

Janet Sheahan, 901-761- 0705

    ** November 2018 **  

11/3
Sat

Memphis

Nesbit Park – Bartlett

 

Lynne Witherington, 901-230- 1501

11/10
Sat

Memphis

Tishomingo State Park

Kam Hipkins, 901-299- 8359

11/17
Sat

Memphis

Meeman-Shelby Forest - Woodland Trail

 

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

11/24
Sat

Memphis

Meeman-Shelby Forest – Horse Trail

Marion Quinlen, 256-273- 9720

    ** December 2018 **  

12/1
Sat

Memphis

Chewalla State Park – Holly Springs, MS

Lynne Witherington, 901-230- 1501

 

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