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 monthly (except Jan, Feb, Jul, Aug) on the second Tuesday at 7:00pm CT at the Wilderness Station in Barfield Crescent Park, 697 Barfield Crescent Road. (map)

For more information, call either of the chapter co-chairs, Jeanne Conatser at 615-971-8894 or Sara Kennedy at 615-692-9057, or reach them at this 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 membership coordinator and can be reached by email or by telephone at 615-943-8853.

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

Sara is the chapter hike coordinator 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:


Tennessee Trails Association chapters adhere to all applicable laws, rules, and guidelines for any given setting when organizing hikes and events. Out of concern for those who join us, their families, and our community, we conduct our hikes in a way which conforms to current COVID‑19 guidelines. If you have questions, contact your local chapter’s hike coordinator.

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Date Chapter Hike Leader or Contact
    Updated Oct 26, 2020 Please pre-register. Schedules are subject to change!
    ** November 2020 **  



Chapter Meeting – 7:00 pm. Barfield Crescent Park Wilderness Station. This our planning meeting for January-June 2021 hikes. Bring your calendars to schedule hikes you want to lead or ideas for hikes. If you want to schedule a hike and cannot attend, contact hike coordinator  Sara Pollard before the meeting at 615-714-3610 or

Jeanne Conatser



Cheeks Bend Bluff View Trail.  Near Columbia and part of the Duck River State Natural Area Complex. The 1.8 mile balloon trail has scenic overlooks on the Duck River. The trail is relatively flat, so rated easy. There is also a short cave that leads to an overlook bluff. Bring water and snacks and wear good hiking shoes. After the hike we can go to a local restaurant for lunch. Contact Jennifer Zahn at 615-648-0607 or for more information.


Jennifer Zahn



After Thanksgiving Day Hike – Old Stone Fort Archaeological Park. Manchester – 4 miles rated moderate. Joint hike with the Highland Rim Chapter. Join us for our annual family friendly after Thanksgiving Day hike. We will hike the Forks of the River Trail, Backbone Ridge Loop Trail and the Moat Trail. We will visit Blue Hole Falls, Big Falls and Step Falls. Our hike will be along the Duck River and the Little Duck River. Pack a picnic lunch to eat in the park’s picnic area. After our picnic lunch we can hike the park’s newest trail, the 1.65 mile Chumbley Woods Trail. Meet in front of the museum at 9:00 am CDT. Bring snacks, lunch and water. For more information or to register, contact Sara Pollard at 615-714-3610 or

Sara Pollard


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