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 Jul 13, 2019 Please pre-register. Schedules are subject to change!
    ** July 2019 **  

7/27
Sat

Murfreesboro

Bledsoe Creek State Park. 2.5 miles, moderate.
Bledsoe Creek State Park is located in Gallatin, TN and we will hike most of the High Ridge Trail and part of the Shoreline Trail with shady bluff overlooks and lake views. Good walking surface but with some moderate climbs, walking stick would be a good idea. Bring water and snacks. We will meet at the State Park Visitors Center at 10 AM
BONUS .5 mile History Trail and extra credit if you find two geocaches!

For information or to register contact Jeanne

Jeanne Conatser
djconatser@comcast.net
615-971-8894

7/27
Sat

Murfreesboro

Bledsoe Creek State Park. 2.5 miles, moderate.
Bledsoe Creek State Park is located in Gallatin, TN and we will hike most of the High Ridge Trail and part of the Shoreline Trail with shady bluff overlooks and lake views. Good walking surface but with some moderate climbs, walking stick would be a good idea. Bring water and snacks. We will meet at the State Park Visitors Center at 10 AM
BONUS .5 mile History Trail and extra credit if you find two geocaches!

For information or to register contact Jeanne

Jeanne Conatser
djconatser@comcast.net
615-971-8894

    ** August 2019 **  

8/3
Sat

TTA

11:00 am Third Quarter TTA Board Meeting

Hermitage Branch Library
3700 James Kay Lane
Hermitage, TN 37076

36.1771896,-86.6155296

8/4
Sun

Murfreesboro

Greeter Falls Loop Hike and Swim. South Cumberland State Park. Altamont, TN. 4 miles moderate. Join us for a beautiful Sunday hike to the lower and upper Greeter Falls. Upper Greeter Falls is a wide cascade and the base of the Lower Greeter Falls is accessed by a spiral staircase. Here a stone-walled amphitheater encircles a huge pool in which Lower Greeter Falls pours 50 feet. Then we will continue on the loop to visit Boardtree Falls which spills over a widening rock face. We will also visit the Big Bluffs Overlook and enjoy two panoramic vistas. On the way back to the trailhead we will take the spur trail to the Blue Hole on Firescald Creek, a great swimming hole on a hot day. Bring water and snacks. Wear hiking boots for rough footing in some places  and wear clothes you can swim in or just wade in the pools of water. Meet at 1:00 PM CDT in the Greeter Falls Parking Lot near Altamont on Highway 56. This is a joint activity with the Highland Rim Chapter. There will be a carpool from Murfreesboro. To register or for more information contact Sara.

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

8/13
Tue

Murfreesboro

Murfreesboro Chapter Meeting. 7PM
Barfield Crescent Park Wilderness Station.

Rob Lanier will be our speaker and is a leader in the Middle Tennessee History Coalition, dedicated to the preservation and sharing of the rich history of middle Tennessee through education and heritage interpretation. Based in Bledsoe Creek State Park, their Tennessee History Trail is a unique heritage timeline with interprative stations which span Tennessee History from 1500 to 1800.

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

8/16-
8/18

Murfreesboro

Tims Ford State Park Camping and Kayaking Weekend. Winchester, TN. This is a joint activity with the Highland Rim Chapter. We will camp on Devils Step Island or nearby Fairview Campground. Friday we will enjoy a moonlight paddle after setting up camp. Saturday we will paddle out to explore Maple Bend Island, Goose Island, Owl Hollow Creek and Wildlife Management Area. Saturday evening we will have dinner in the new Twin Creeks Marina restaurant, 91 Sail-A Way. Sunday we will enjoy an early morning paddle. Bring food for Friday dinner, breakfasts and lunches. There is a limit of campers on the island so sign up soon. You can make your own reservation at Fairview Campground near Devils Step Island if you wish to not camp on the Island. Those camping at Fairview can paddle out to meet us on the shore of Devils Step Island Saturday morning.
To register or for more information, contact Sara

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

    ** October 2019 **  

10/18-
10/20

TTA

October 18-20, 2019.  Annual Membership meeting.

Fairfield Glade. Crossville, TN

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