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:

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Date Chapter Hike Leader or Contact
    Updated Apr 25, 2017 Please pre-register. Schedules are subject to change!
    ** April 2017 **  
    ** May 2017 **  



Long Hunter State Park Day Loop. 4.5 miles rated easy/moderate. This loop trail winds its way through mature oak-hickory forest and offers scenic bluff views of Percy Priest Lake.  We should see some wildflowers still in bloom. Bring water, lunch and snacks.  We’ll meet at the trailhead off Bakers Grove Lane at 9:00 am.  

Jan Safavi



Chapter Meeting. 6:00 pm - NOTE TIME CHANGE. We will meet an hour earlier since this is our hike planning meeting for July-December hikes. Bring your calendar to schedule hikes or ideas for hikes. Bring a finger food to share and drinks will be provided.

Jennifer Zahn



Fiery Gizzard Trail. South Cumberland State Park. 12.5 miles rated strenuous. Joint hike with the Highland Rim chapter. Michael Glennon and Sara Pollard will co-lead this hike. We will hike from Foster Falls to the Grundy Forest State Natural Area picnic area. This hike will include the 2-mile rerouted section that drops down over the bluff and into the gorge. We will be taking the Dog Hole Trail to avoid the "boulder field" section. Shuttle set up will be required.

Sara Pollard



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

    ** October 2017 **  



TTA Annual Meeting
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Monteagle, TN

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