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 Mar 22, 2017 Please pre-register. Schedules are subject to change!
    ** March 2017 **  

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

    ** April 2017 **  

4/8
Sat

Murfreesboro

Annual Celebration of Spring at Edgar Evins State Park. Silver Point. This is a full day of fun for just about everyone, young, old, and in between. Participants may make a day of it or come for a specific activity. Offerings include live entertainment, wild animal presentations, wildflower identification hikes, face painting, $2 boat rides on Center Hill Lake, an Easter Egg Hunt on the Millennium Trail at noon, and more. Besides providing hiking opportunities, it would be a great destination for parents and grandparents to share with children. For more information visit the Friends of Edgar Evins State Park on their website at www.foeesp.com or on Facebook @friendsofeesp. 

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

4/8
Sat

Murfreesboro

Shakerag Hollow. Sewanee. Sewanee. 6.2 miles rated moderate. Starting at the east gate at University of the South, we’ll hike from-Shakerag Hollow to Green’s View for lunch and back via the Beckwith Point trail. Then we’ll take a short hike out to Piney Point to the gorge overlook. Shakerag Hollow is one of the best wildflower hikes in the southeast. The hike is fairly easy in many areas, rocky in others. There is a steep climb out of the gorge near Green’s View. Because of the rocky portions, poles and boots are recommended. Bring water, snacks and lunch.

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

4/11
Tue

Murfreesboro

Chapter Meeting - 7:00 pm. Barfield Park Wilderness Station. Dr. Kim Sadler, Professor of Biology Education at Middle Tennessee State University will be our guest speaker. She will have a presentation on the Flat Rock Cedar Glades and Barrens area in Murfreesboro. Flat Rock is one of the largest intact cedar glades still remaining. This area is home to very rare plants including Pyne’s ground plum which was once thought to be extinct.

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

4/14
Fri

Murfreesboro

Good Friday Hike. Cumberland Trail - Black Mountain Segment. Crab Orchard. 8.0 miles rated moderate. Joint hike with the Highland Rim chapter. We will start the hike at the trailhead on Highway 68 and hike to the top of Black Mountain taking a spur trail to Windless Cave along the way. We’ll have lunch at the South Overlook with a spectacular view of Grassy Cove. At the top we’ll hike the short loop trail and stop at the North Overlook with views of Crab Orchard. We’ll also pass a campsite and pass through a rock gateway. Pack lunch, water and snacks.

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

4/15
Sat

Murfreesboro

Taylor Hollow State Natural Area. Sumner County. 2 miles rated easy. This area was designated as a state natural area in 1995 and is home to some unique wildflowers. Hopefully we can catch the blue eyed Mary in bloom. The meandering trail into this forested hollow is only 2 miles long. The trailhead is off of Hwy 231 north of Mt. Juliet near Westmoreland. No need to start this hike out early-we’ll take our time and explore what spring time in the forest has to offer. Contact Jan for meeting time and carpooling information.

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

    ** October 2017 **  

10/13-
10/15

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