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:

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

Date Chapter Hike Leader or Contact
    Updated May 18, 2017 Please pre-register. Schedules are subject to change!
    ** May 2017 **  



Frozen Head State Park Weekend Camping. Joint hike with the Highland Rim chapter. Marietta Poteet and Jan Safavi will co-lead this camping and hiking weekend. The group campsite holds 15 people so sign up early. The campsite reservation fee will be divided among the campers. Saturday’s hike will be the Bird Mountain Loop and Tower Trail - about 11 miles rated strenuous. Sunday’s hike will be the Old Mac Loop - 6.1 miles rated moderate.

Jan Safavi

    ** June 2017 **  



National Trails Day, Barfield Crescent Park. Come join us for trail maintenance at this beautiful park from 8:00 am to 11:00 am. Bring gloves, snack, water and wear sturdy shoes.

Sara Pollard



Great Smoky Mountains National Park Camping and Hiking Weekend. Camping in the Big Creek Campground. Friday: Hike to Moose Creek Falls on Big Creek Trail, 4 miles rated easy. Saturday: Hike to Mount Sterling via Mount Sterling Gap on the Mount Sterling Trail. Return to Big Creek Campground via Baxter Creek Trail, 8.5 miles rated moderately strenuous. Sunday: Hike the Cataloochee Divide Trail to the Appalachian Highlands Science Learning Center. 8.4 miles rated moderate. Potluck dinner at the campground Friday, Saturday we may have dinner in a restaurant but each camper is responsible for their own Saturday meal. Space is limited in the group campsite. To reserve a campsite, contact Joan Hartvigsen at 931-962-0811 or

Sara Pollard



Chapter Picnic. Pavilion #5. Barfield Crescent Park, 6:00 pm CDT. No business will be held and open to all TTA members, families and guests. There are picnic tables under the shelter and the chapter will provide hamburgers, hot dogs, drinks, utensils, napkins and ice. Lindsey and Hazel will be grilling for us again this year. Bring a side dish or dessert to share. Please RSVP to Sara Pollard. We want to make sure enough supplies are provided. Picnic is rain or shine.

Sara Pollard



Paddling the Elk River. Joint activity with the Highland Rim chapter. Meet at 9:30 am at the put in below Tims Ford Dam on Highway 50 to organize a shuttle. We will paddle from Tims Ford Dam to the Farris Creek Bridge. 

Sara Pollard



Window Cliffs State Natural Area. Located southwest of Cookeville. 8 miles rated difficult because of the elevation change and a number of crossings over Cane Creek. There is a bluff that separates the upstream and downstream parts of the creek. The bluff has eroded from both sides causing an opening to develop, which is how the name “Window Cliffs” came about. Bring water, snacks, and lunch.

Tony Jones

    ** October 2017 **  



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