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 Tony Jones, the chapter chair, at 615-397-4463 or reach him by email.

Sarah Pollard is the chapter's representative to the TTA board, and can be reached by telephone at 615-714-3610 or by email.

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

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

Sarah Pollard is the chapter treasurer, and can be reached by telephone at 615-714-3610 or by email.

The Murfeesboro Chapter reports on their activities on their blog. Craig McBride maintains this blog, and can be reached by email or at 615-397-4463.


Upcoming Murfreesboro Hikes and Programs:


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Date Chapter Hike Leader or Contact
    Updated Jan 19, 2019 Please pre-register. Schedules are subject to change!
    ** January 2019 **  

1/26
Sat

Murfreesboro

17th Annual Poteet Chilly Chili Hike hosted by Jim and Marietta Poteet. Sherwood Forest. 3 miles moderate due to possible off trail hiking.
This hike may include some bushwhacking, so be prepared. Sherwood Forest is the newest trail in the South Cumberland State Park. There are fabulous views of Lost Cove.
We will  meet at 10:00 am CST at the Sherwood Forest Trailhead. If you are not hiking, meet at the Poteet’s house at 12:30 pm CST for a chili lunch. A code to enter the gate will come later. The Poteet’s will serve three different kinds of chili, cornbread, brownies and a variety of beverages. Bring a side dish to share.
Please email or call Marietta if you plan to attend.

Marietta Poteet
931-924-7666
nannietta@blomand.net

    ** February 2019 **  

2/2
Sat

TTA

11:00 am First Quarter TTA Board Meeting

Hermitage Branch Library
3700 James Kay Lane
Hermitage, TN 37076

36.1771896,-86.6155296

2/16
Sat

Murfreesboro

Stone Door to Greeter Falls. ~7 miles, moderate due to some rough terrain and unstable rocks. We will arrange a shuttlle from Stone Door parking area to the Greeter Falls parking area. We will visit Laurel Falls just behind the Stone Door ranger station and then walk the one mile to the Great Stone Door where we will enjoy the gorgeous views of the gorge and the photo opportunities the door provides. Those that want to walk down through the door and then back up are welcome to do so. From the Door we will hike just short of 4 miles to Alum Gap campsite where there is a rudimentary outhouse for those that need it. We will enjoy our sack lunches here. We will then head to Greeter Falls just under 2 miles away to view the beautiful falls both upper and lower. We will need to traverse a winding iron staircase to get to the lower falls so safety is a must. We will then head the short distance out to the parking lot.

There could be a possiblitiy of ice. Ice makes the trail more beautiful but also increases the danger on already unstable terrain, please be aware and prepared.

Come with a sack lunch, hiking poles, sturdy boots and your camera. To register or for information, contact Tony Jones.

***Carpool times and trailhead meeting times will be given upon registration.


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

2/23
Sat

Murfreesboro

Virgin Falls State Natural Area, DeRossett, TN. 11 miles east of Sparta. 8 miles, strenuous. 900 foot elevation change.
Joint hike with the Highland Rim chapter. Tony Jones (Murfreesboro) and Marietta Poteet (Highland Rim) will lead this wonderful winter hike.
We will pass three waterfalls: Big Laurel, Sheep Cave and Virgin Falls. Virgin Falls is a 110 foot awesome falls which flows out of one cave and then falls down into another cave. This hike is rated strenuous because of distance, rocky trail and elevation change. Please bring water, snacks, lunch, head lamp and hiking sticks as well as your camera. Wear sturdy hiking boots.

There could be a possiblilty of ice in the winter. Ice makes for a beautiful hike but also adds danger to already unstable terrain, please be aware and prepared.

For more information or to register contact Tony Jones.

***Carpool times and trail head meeting times will be given upon registration

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

    ** May 2019 **  

5/4
Sat

TTA

11:00 am First Quarter TTA Board Meeting

Hermitage Branch Library
3700 James Kay Lane
Hermitage, TN 37076

36.1771896,-86.6155296

    ** August 2019 **  

8/3
Sat

TTA

11:00 am First Quarter TTA Board Meeting

Hermitage Branch Library
3700 James Kay Lane
Hermitage, TN 37076

36.1771896,-86.6155296

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