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:

Click here if you want to be notified by email whenever the TTA web calendar is updated.

Date Chapter Hike Leader or Contact
    Updated Nov 14, 2019 Please pre-register. Schedules are subject to change!
    ** November 2019 **  



Long Hunter State Park Volunteer Trail. Hermitage. 11 miles rated moderate due to length. Joint hike with the Highland Rim chapter. The terrain is generally flat and follows the rocky shoreline of Percy Priest Lake. The Volunteer trail is a 5.5 mile “there and back”. There’s the option of hiking the shorter Volunteer Day Loop which is 4 miles. Bring water, snacks and lunch.

Sara Pollard



After Thanksgiving Day Hike – Old Stone Fort Archaeological Park. Manchester - 4 miles rated moderate. Join us for our annual after Thanksgiving Day hike. This joint hike with the Highland Rim chapter is a family friendly hike. We will hike the Old Stone Fort Trail, River Fork Loop, Backbone, Little Duck Loop and the Old River Channel Trail. We will see Blue Hole Falls, Big Falls, the confluence of the Duck and Little Duck Rivers. After the hike we will go to a local restaurant for lunch. Meet in front of the museum at 9:00 am CT. Bring snacks and water. For carpool information from Murfreesboro contact Sara Pollard.

Sara Pollard

    ** December 2019 **  



Chapter Meeting. 6:00 pm. NOTE TIME CHANGE. Barfield Crescent Park Wilderness Station. This is our annual Christmas celebration. Please bring your family and a covered dish or dessert to share for our Christmas dinner. Chapter will provide utensils, plates, napkins and beverages. Please RSVP to Tony Jones at 615-397-4463 or

Tony Jones

    ** January 2020 **  



New Year’s Day Hike and Potluck Feast Edgar Evins State Park. Silver Point, between Smithville and Cookeville. All chapters and members are invited to the New Year’s Day 1st hike and potluck feast at Edgar Evins State Park. Meet at 10:00 am CT in the marina parking lot next to the covered picnic shelters to sign in, drop off food, and a group picture. Then we’ll carpool to the trail head for an easy to moderate hike of 2.5 miles before returning to a blazing fire, hot beverages and a hearty lunch. Bring a prepared dish to share of foods you would normally enjoy New Year’s Day. Disposable plates, cups and utensils will be furnished by Friends of Edgar Evins State Park. There are electrical outlets. After the meal those who wish to hike more may do the easy to moderate 2 mile Highland Rim Nature Trail next to the Visitors Center. 

Sara Pollard

    ** October 2020 **  



2020 Annual Meeting. Montgomery Bell State Park.

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