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 Sep 16, 2019 Please pre-register. Schedules are subject to change!
    ** September 2019 **  

9/21
Sat

Murfreesboro

Downtown Nashville Urban Hike. Approximately 4 miles rated moderate for concrete and hard surface terrain. We will park (near) the Nissan Stadium and cross the John Seigenthaler Pedestrian Bridge onto Broadway. We will explore the "honky tonk" area and then turn at Bridgestone Arena for a walk up 5th Avenue towards the Tennessee State Capitol. We will visit the Bicentennial Mall and have lunch at the Farmer’s Market. We will return via the historic 2nd Avenue then back across the pedestrian bridge. We will see lots of new buildings, lots of neon signs, the Ryman, TPAC, the Tennessee State Capitol, the Music City Center, the Country Music Hall of Fame and the Schermerhorn, among others. This will be a leisurely walk around town with some historical perspective thrown in and a wonderful opportunity to photograph an ever (and quickly) changing Nashville skyline.

***Due to the limited amount of parking downtown, it is important that we carpool from Murfreesboro. Those coming from other areas are free to park in the vicinity of the meeting place. Because of this issue, I request that you pre register with me for this hike to get the starting point.

 

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

9/28
Sat

Murfreesboro

National Public Lands Day. Barfield Crescent Park. National Public Lands Day was established in 1994 and is held annually on the fourth Saturday in September. National Public Lands Day is the nation’s largest single day volunteer effort. Volunteering on this day is a great opportunity to spend time with family and friends and enjoy the many benefits that come from connecting with nature. Come join us for trail maintenance at Barfield Park from 8:00 am until 11:00 am CDT. Bring gloves, sturdy shoes, a snack and water. 

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

    ** October 2019 **  

10/8
Tue

Murfreesboro

Chapter Meeting. Nancy Juodenas of the Nashville chapter will present a program on a month long adventure through Alaska and British Columbia with five other TTA members. Part of the adventure was to hike the 30-mile infamous Chilkoot Trail from Skagway, Alaska to Bennett, British Columbia. 

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

10/13
Sun

Murfreesboro

Sunday Normandy Lake Kayak Paddle. Joint activity with the Highland Rim chapter. Meet at 1:00 pm CDT at the Dollar General Store, 1832 McArthur Street (Highway 55) in Manchester.  We will paddle from Ward Chapel Boat Ramp on Normandy Lake to Crumptin Creek to view four waterfalls flowing into the lake. Bring water and snacks. 

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

10/18-
10/20

TTA

October 18-20, 2019.  Annual Membership meeting.

Fairfield Glade. Crossville, TN

10/26
Sat

Murfreesboro

Fiery Gizzard Hike. South Cumberland State Park. 13 miles rated strenuous. We will hike from the Grundy Forest trailhead to Foster Falls. This hike is rated strenuous for the distance and the very steep long descents and ascents. It will require a shuttle and we will need to begin the hike early in order to complete this hike before dark. Backpacker Magazine calls it one of the top 25 hiking trails in the country. There is the option of taking the Dog Hole Trail for an easier route to avoid the “boulder field”. Bring plenty of water, food and a headlamp.

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

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