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 Oct 18, 2018 Please pre-register. Schedules are subject to change!
    ** October 2018 **  



 Wolf River environmental restoration Greenway trail system.
Easy directions – go east on Wolf River Boulevard which turns into Shelton Road. At the end of the road there is a stop light where you turn left/north on Collierville Arlington Road which is Highway 205. Go past 4 Bridges/overpasses  for 1.2 miles. Turn left onto a gravel road by the hidden Brown sign for the Wolf river environmental restoration Greenway trail system. Continue down the gravel road .4 mile to a parking lot on the left. 
We will meet at 9:30 in the parking lot. This is an easy flat 5 mile hike along the Wolf River and through the woods with some gravel. If it is not too wet, we will hike to a haunted house. Bring water and snacks. Rain will cancel the hike. For more information contact Janet at 901-761-0705.


Janet Sheahan, 901-761- 0705

    ** November 2018 **  



Nesbit Park in Bartlett – White & Wino Trail

Meet at 8:45 a.m. in Nesbit Park parking lot.  We will hike the white trail with possible additions for a total of 6 to 6.5 miles. One ravine crossing is part of this trail (we may have to cross through water) so wear hiking boots.  Bring water and a snack and allow 3 hours for this hike. Nesbit Park is on Yale Road in Bartlett between Bartlett Blvd and Old Brownsville Rd on the north side of Yale. Rain will cancel this hike.  


Lynne Witherington, 901-230- 1501



Tishomingo State Park located south of Iuka, MS (approx 2.5hr drive from Memphis)

Registration Required  

This is a 5-6 mile hike winding along rocky ridges with spectacular views, through shallow, fern-filled canyons, and across the Bear Creek Swinging Bridge constructed in the 1930’s.  Bring lunch and water.  Sturdy hiking boots recommended.  Meet at 9:30 a.m. at the park toll gate.  There is a parking lot to the right just before entering the park through the gate.  We will regroup into lesser vehicles.  Heavy rain will cancel this hike. 

Kam Hipkins, 901-299- 8359



Nov 17, Meeman-Shelby Forest – Chickasaw Bluff and Pioneer Springs Trails    6-7 miles Moderate

Note trail change from original schedule.

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 trailhead of the Chickasaw Bluff Trail.  The trailhead, 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.


Wayne Simpson,, 901-385- 1988



Meeman-Shelby Forest – Horse Trail (7 miles)

Join us for a moderately strenuous 7 mile hiking/horse loop trail over a mixture of steep hills and flat areas around Poplar Tree Lake. We will meet at the parking lot near the old stables at 9:15 a.m.  There will be restrooms available next to the parking lot.  Hike will leave promptly at 9:30.  Bring water and snacks.  Hiking boots are recommended. Rain will cancel.  You can find a park map at  The old stables are in the southern part of the park and the trail is marked on the map in yellow.  For additional information, contact Marion at or at 901-482-8640.

Marion Quinlen, 256-273- 9720

    ** December 2018 **  



Chewalla State Park – Holly Springs, MS

Lynne Witherington, 901-230- 1501

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