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 May 19, 2019 Please pre-register. Schedules are subject to change!
    ** June 2019 **  



National Trails Day at Barfield Crescent Park. Come join us for trail maintenance at this beautiful park. Remember, the park is very generous to allow us use of the Wilderness Station for our meetings so we need to give back. Meet at the Wilderness Station at 8:00 am and we will do maintenance until about 11:00 am.
Bring gloves, sturdy shoes, snacks and water. For more information or to sign up contact Sara Pollard

Sara Pollard



Long Hunter State Park Day Loop. 4.5 miles, easy/moderate. 
This loop trail winds its way through mature oak-hickory forest and offers scenic bluff views of Percy Priest Lake. We may see some wildflowers in bloom. Bring water, lunch and snacks. We’ll meet at the trailhead off Bakers Grove Lane at 9:00 am.
If you need directions, want to carpool from Murfreesboro, or want more info, contact Jeanne.

Jeanne Conatser



TTA Murfreesboro Chapter Picnic at Barfield Crescent Park. Shelter 5. 6:00pm
This is our annual summer picnic for our TTA members and their families. The chapter will provide hamburgers and hot dogs with buns, condiments, ice, drinks, plates, napkins and plastic ware. Please bring a side dish or dessert to share. Friends and family are welcome, please contact Tony Jones by Tuesday June 4 if you are planning to come and planning to bring guests so that we can be sure to have enough food and drinks available. If you find out after June 4 that you are coming it is okay to come anyway, we’d love to have you with us.
Once again, Lindsey and Hazel Smith will be our chefs for the evening. Please plan to join us for this wonderful yearly event. This is a large shelter that will accomodate many people, this will be a rain or shine event.
Any questions, please contact Tony

Tony Jones
Chapter Chair



Window Cliffs State Natural Area. 5 miles total out and back.
Located in Baxter near Burgess Falls, Window Cliffs is a newer park with scenic vistas along the trail leading to a natural arch with wonderful views from the top. There are 9 creek crossings along the route ( 18 in total, out and back), some of these can be knee deep so wear shoes that can get wet. Each crossing has a cable for hand access to get across the creek. This is rated moderate to difficult due to the creek crossings. This is a joint hike with the Highland Rim Chapter. Please bring water, snacks, poles and water shoes/boots than can get wet. To register, or for more information, contact Tony.

This is a wonderful summer activity!

Tony Jones



Float the Stones River in Murfreesboro. We will launch from the Manson Pike Greenway trailhead and kayak downriver to the Thompson Lane trailhead. The kayak float is about 4 miles total (newsletter says 6 and that was my error). We will take ample time to relax and play in the water. Please being everything you need to float; PFD’s, water guns, snacks, plenty of fluids and sunscreen. This is a family friendly float and it is encouraged.
This is part one of a two section Stones float to be continued next week
For information, or to register, contact Tony

Tony Jones



Float the Stones River in Murfreesboro (Part II).
We will launch from the Thompson Lane Greenway Trailhead and float approximately 6 miles to the Nice Mill Dam along the beautiful Stones River. This is part two of the float that began on 6/22. There are beautiful views on this stretch of the Stones. This is a family friendly event and once agiain, it is encouraged. We will relax, play, swim and have fun. Please bring everything you need to float; PFD’s, water guns, snacks, plenty of fluids and sunscreen. For information or to register, contact Tony.

Tony Jones

    ** August 2019 **  



11:00 am Third Quarter TTA Board Meeting

Hermitage Branch Library
3700 James Kay Lane
Hermitage, TN 37076


    ** October 2019 **  



October 18-20, 2019.  Annual Membership meeting.

Fairfield Glade. Crossville, TN

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