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 Feb 19, 2017 Please pre-register. Schedules are subject to change!
    ** February 2017 **  
    ** March 2017 **  

3/4
Sat

Murfreesboro

Millenium & Merritt Ridge Trails, Edgar Evins State Park, Silver Point. 8 miles rated strenuous. This hike is on a beautiful trail along the hilly shoreline of Center Hill Lake.  We will encounter rocky ridges, lakeside bluffs and wooded hollows. Lunch will be near the water’s edge, where we should be able to see Center Hill Dam and some eary wildflowers. This is  joint hike with the Plateau chapter.

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

3/10-
3/12

Murfreesboro

Frozen Head State Park Backpack. Wartburg. Approximately 17 miles rated moderate to difficult. Three day, two night backpack. Friday’s hike is on the Spicewood trail to Mart Fields campsite and Saturday to Bird Mountain campsite. Sunday morning hike back to the trailhead on the Cumberland Trail.

Wayne Yancey
wayne.yancey@gmail.com
615-887-0212

3/14
Tue

Murfreesboro

Chapter Meeting – 7:00 pm. Libby Francis and Elizabeth Gerlock of the Nashville chapter will take us south of the equator. From sea level in the Galapagos Islands of Ecuador to 12,500 feet in Peru’s Andes Mountains, they traveled by plane, boat, and open-air taxi as well as on foot. They encountered a wide range of experiences, terrain, wildlife habitat, native culture - and food.

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

3/18
Sat

Murfreesboro

16th Annual Waterfall Tour by Friends of Edgar Evins State Park.Silver Point. Reservations may be made on-line at www.foeesp.com/waterfall-tour. Cost is $15 plus the price of your lunch. You will ride a school bus to visit this year’s selections in Middle Tennessee … Ozone Falls, Roaring River Falls and City Park Falls in Cookeville. We will eat at Golden Corral in Cookeville. We will meet at the office at Edgar Evins State Park at 8 am CT and return about 3:30 pm. Expect short walks on rocky, uneven ground. More information is available on our website at www.foeesp.com and on Facebook @friendsofeesp. For information or help making reservations contact Fount or Anna Bertram at fwbertram@dtccom.net or their home phone at 615-765-5357. This is our 16th year for this popular fundraiser. It fills up early so don’t wait to make your reservations. Monies received will benefit the park.

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

3/18
Sat

Murfreesboro

Cumberland Trail – Daddy’s Creek Segment. 7.6 miles rated moderate near Crab Orchard. We’ll explore this newest section of the CT just completed and opened this last fall from the southern access point off of Hebbertburg Road to the northern access off of E. Keyes Road. We’ll need to run a car shuttle to make this a through hike.  The trail is flat and easy in many places with only a couple of inclines which are gradual and well designed with switchbacks-nothing very strenuous. Much of the trail runs along Daddy’s Creek including a nice overlook of the creek and a campsite creekside, perfect for a lunch spot. 

Jan Safavi
safavi.jan@gmail.com
615-390-9146

3/25
Sat

Murfreesboro

Cumberland Trail – Snow Falls Segment. 10 miles rated moderate. Located north of Dayton. The trail starts off along beautiful Richland Creek on an old rail bed used for hauling coal out of the valley. We’ll pass Richland Mine and the Old Dayton Reservoir that used to supply water to the town of Dayton. The main trail will split and we’ll take a left at the fork to Snow Falls. After the trail passes under power lines, we’ll come to a 150-foot bridge across Henderson Creek.  From the 150-foot bridge the Cumberland Trail will eventually continue north and the trail to Snow Falls will be a spur trail. On our way to Snow Falls, we’ll take a short hike out to Buzzard Point for an awesome view to have our lunch. We’ll also take a short side trail to Dunn Overlook for great views. We’ll cross Morgan Creek to Snow Falls which is a 35-foot waterfall that plunges into a pool. Pack lunch, water, snacks and hiking poles are recommended.

Jan Safavi
safavi.jan@gmail.com
615-390-9146

 

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