The Murfreesboro chapter serves hikers of Rutherford and surrounding counties. Hikes are regularly scheduled throughout the year on the many trails in this region, as well as in other parts of the state. Check the TTA calendar for more information about upcoming hikes.

The Murfreesboro chapter meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 7:00 PM CT at the Wilderness Station in Barfield Crescent Park, 697 Barfield Crescent Road. (map)

For more information, call Sara Pollard, the chapter chair, at 615-714-3610 or reach her by email.

Jennifer Zahn is the chapter's hike coordinatorm and can be reached by email or by telephone at 615-943-8853.

Valerie Galens is the program coordinator for the chapter, and can be reached by telephone at 615-516-6441.

Ann Jacobs is the chapter treasurer, and can be reached by telephone at 615-896-3935 or by email.

The Murfeesboro Chapter reports on their activities on their blog.


Upcoming Murfreesboro Hikes and Programs:


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Date Chapter Hike Leader or Contact
    Updated Oct 17, 2017 Please pre-register. Schedules are subject to change!
    ** October 2017 **  

10/21
Sat

Murfreesboro

Short Springs State Natural Area near Tullahoma. 4.5 miles rated moderate due to some rough terrain and elevation changes. This is a beautiful hike for waterfall lovers. The first trail will be to Busby Falls, which is actually more of a cascade. Then we will head over to Machine Falls (one of my personal favorites) we will spend a good deal of time here. Then we will return via the Machine Falls trail. Bring water and your camera and prepare for some wonderful photo opportunities.

Tony Jones
tonjon1968@gmail.com
615-397-4463

10/28
Sat

Murfreesboro

Cumberland Mountain State Park. Byrd Lake Loop. Crossville. 8.1 mile loop rated moderate. We’ll hike beneath ancient white pine trees and other rich vegetation along the dark stream. This hike joins the Cumberland Overnight Trail as we explore the park along Threemile Creek and adjacent wooded hills. We’ll complete the hike by crossing the arched stone bridge and dam of Byrd Lake. Bring water, snacks and lunch.

Sara Pollard
sarabpollard@gmail.com
615-714-3610

10/28
Sat

Murfreesboro

15th Annual Fall Color Boat Cruise on Center Hill Lake. Silver Point, 1 pm – 4 pm. This fundraising event is sponsored by the Friends of Edgar Evins State Park, an all volunteer group with the sole purpose of supporting the park.  See waterfowl, other lake fauna, fall colors, historic landmarks and rich lake homes from the comfort of a pontoon boat. $15 per person. 

Anna and Fount Bertram
abertram@dtccom.net
615-765-5347

    ** November 2017 **  

11/4
Sat

Murfreesboro

Nashville Urban Hike. 5 miles. Easy.  We will start from the Nissan Stadium side of the pedestrian bridge. We will cross the bridge and head up Demonbreun passing the Schermerhorn, Music City Center and Bridgestone Arena. We will continue on to the Frist Center and then turn onto Broadway and up 5th past the Ryman and on to Printers Alley, into the center of town to the State Capitol, legislative plaza, and the Bicentennial Mall.  We will then head back down 4th to Broadway where we will enjoy a honkytonk restaurant lunch and re-cross the bridge to Cumberland Park, and back to our cars.

Tony Jones
tonjon1968@gmail.com
615-397-4463

11/11
Sat

Murfreesboro

Trail Building. Edgar Evins State Park. Silver Point. 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.  Help build the half-mile Story Book Trail  project that recently received a $600 Evan Means Small Grant from TTA. This trail will encourage young readers and their parents to get outdoors. If you can do yard work you can do this. No experience necessary. Bring work gloves. Training, tools and lunch will be furnished. Meet at the Interpretive Center at 9:00 am CT. Please let us know you are coming so we have enough food. 

Fount Bertram
fwbertram@dtccom.net
615-765-5357

11/12
Sun

Murfreesboro

Timberland Park. Williamson County. 3.5 miles. Easy to moderate. This Sunday hike is at the Timberland Park located on the Natchez Trace Parkway just south of the Double Arch Bridge over Highway 96 West. The trails are short, but intersect each other to make loops to suit your ability. An ADA accessible trail meanders through the woods past several benches, a picnic area and eventually to an overlook pavilion. The park also provides the opportunity for bird watching and wildlife observation. Pack a lunch to enjoy while we are in the park. 

Sara Pollard
sarabpollard@gmail.com
615-714-3610

11/14
Tue

Murfreesboro

Chapter Meeting. 6:00 pm. NOTE TIME CHANGE. We will meet an hour earlier since this will be our planning meeting for January-June 2018 hikes. Bring your calendar to schedule hikes you want to lead or ideas for hikes. Bring a finger food to share and drinks will be provided. If you want to schedule a hike and cannot attend, contact Jennifer Zahn before the meeting.

Jennifer Zahn
jenzahn@gmail.com
615-943-8853

11/18
Sat

Murfreesboro

Stone Door, Big Creek, & Laurel Trails. 10 miles. Difficult.  We will take the trail to the Great Stone Door, descend the rocky crack to the Big Creek Gorge trail where the terrain is rough and rocky. We will take an optional in/out side trail to Ranger Falls and then ascend the big hill to the top. Must bring plenty of water, lunch, hiking poles and good sturdy boots.

Tony Jones
tonjon1968@gmail.com
615-397-4463

11/24
Fri

Murfreesboro

After Thanksgiving Day Hike. Old Stone Fort Archaeological Park. Manchester. 4 miles. Moderate. Join us for our annual after Thanksgiving Day hike. This joint hike with the Highland Rim chapter is a family friendly hike. We will hike the Old Stone Fort Trail, River Fork Loop, Backbone, Little Duck Loop and the Old River Channel Trail. We will see Blue Hole Falls, Big Falls, the confluence of the Duck and Little Duck Rivers. After the hike we will go to a local restaurant for lunch. Meet in front of the museum at 9:00 am CT.

Sara Pollard
sarabpollard@gmail.com
615-714-3610

 

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