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.

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 Dec 10, 2018 Please pre-register. Schedules are subject to change!
    ** December 2018 **  



Murfreesboro Greenway -4 miles round trip rated easy. We will be leaving from the Fortress Rosecrans trail head in Old Fort Park and will walk to Cannonsburgh Pioneer Village. There we will explore the historic village. We will then return to Fortress Rosecrans where those interested can enjoy a short interpretive loop around the remains of the fort.
Bring water and snacks and good walking shoes. This will be a hike on concrete.

Contact Jennifer for more information

Jennifer Zahn

    ** January 2019 **  



New Years Day Hike- Edgar Evins State Park, Silver Point between Smithville and Cookeville. ALL TTA CHAPTERS AND MEMBERS ARE INVITED TO THE NEW YEAR’S DAY 1ST HIKE AND FEAST AT EDGAR EVINS STATE PARK. Meet at 10AM (central) in the marina parking lot next to the covered picnic shelters to sign in, drop off food, and get a group picture.
Then we will 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 on New Years’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.
For more information contact Fount or Anna.

Fount and Anna Bertram

    ** February 2019 **  



Stone Door to Greeter Falls- We will meet at the Stone Door Ranger Station to arrange a shuttle to Greeter Falls Parking Area and then begin our hike at the Stone Door Ranger station and hike 1 mile to the Great Stone Door Overlook, from there we will hike the Big Creek Rim trail 3.2 miles to the Alum Campsite where we will have lunch. (There is an outhouse at Alum for those that just can’t wait). After lunch, we will continue on 2 miles to Greeter Falls where we will enjoy beautiful winter time views of the falls.
***Depending on weather, the metal spiral staircase leading to the falls may be slippery, so caution is a must***
The hike is rated moderate due to terrain and unstable rocks. 
Meeting times and carpool information will be given when registering.

For more information, or to register, contact Tony Jones

Tony Jones



Virgin Falls-- This is a difficult hike of 8 miles. We will meet in the parking lot at Virgin Falls State Natural Area and hike 4 miles to Virgin Falls. Along the way we will stop at Laurel Falls and will pass Sheep Cave Falls before reaching our destination.
We will have lunch at Virgin Falls and spend a while there exploring before returning the same way back out to the parking area.

Please wear sturdy shoes, bring hiking poles, plenty of water and lunch. Be prepared for the cold.
Meeting times will be given when registering.
For more information or to register, contact Tony Jones

Tony Jones

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