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 Dec 11, 2017 Please pre-register. Schedules are subject to change!
    ** December 2017 **  

12/12
Tue

Murfreesboro

Chapter Holiday Potluck. 6:00 pm. NOTE TIME CHANGE. Barfield Park Wilderness Station. Invite your family and friends to our annual holiday event. If you want to participate in the Dirty Santa Gift Exchange, bring a wrapped gift valued at about $10. Also bring your favorite holiday dish to share. Chapter will provide utensils, plates, napkins and beverages. 

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

    ** January 2018 **  

1/1
Mon

Murfreesboro

New Year’s 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 10:00 am cst in the marina parking lot next to the covered picnic shelters to sign in, drop off food, and a group picture. Then we’ll carpool to the trail head for a 2 ½ mile easy to moderate hike led by a Park Ranger on the Millennium Trail before returning to a blazing fire, hot beverages and a hearty lunch. Bring a prepared dish to share of foods you would normally enjoy New Year’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. 

Fount or Anna Bertram
fwbertram@dtccom.net
615-765-5357

1/6
Sat

Murfreesboro

Collins Gulf West. South Cumberland State Park. 8 miles rated moderate difficult. Joint hike with the Highland Rim chapter. Out and back to Sawmill campsite. We’ll hike past Suter Falls and Horsepound Falls, on to cross the Collins riverbed and proceed to Sawmill campsite.  We might go further if we have good weather, make good time and folks want to. Since we will be crossing the riverbed-you need to bring trekking poles and even water shoes would be a good idea. With winter weather there may be icy or snowy spots.  Even if the roads are clear the shaded areas along the trail can stay icy and slick.  Please come prepared by dressing in layers appropriate for the weather and bring water, snacks, trekking poles, water shoes and/or waterproof boots.  A headlamp is also a good idea as well. We’ll carpool from Murfreesboro and meet up with other folks at the Collins Gulf West parking area.

Jan Safavi
safavi.jan@gmail.com
615-390-9146

 

 

1/9
Tue

Murfreesboro

Chapter Meeting - 7:00 pm. Barfield Park Wilderness Station. Tony Jones will present a slide presentation on a recent trip to New York City. From Times Square to Central Park, Harlem, Ground Zero, Top of the Rock and much more.

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

1/20
Sat

Murfreesboro

16th Annual Poteet Chilly Chili Hike. Approximately 3 miles rated easy to moderate due the trail being partially completed. We will hike the Sherwood Forest, the latest land acquisition of the South Cumberland State Park. We hike the trail to a beautiful overlook of Lost Cove and to a natural bridge. After these points of interest, we will hike the partially completed trail around the ridge. There will be a bail out place for those who do not want to walk the incomplete section of the trail. Afterwards chili and drinks will be provided at the home of the Poteets. Bring a side dish or dessert to share. Meet at the trailhead at 9:00 am cst. For directions to the trailhead, email Marietta Poteet at nannietta@blomand.net. Contact Sara Pollard if you are interested in carpooling from Murfreesboro.

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

1/27
Sat

Murfreesboro

Cumberland Trail. Brady Mountain section. 8 miles rated moderately strenuous. Joint hike with the Highland Rim chapter. We will begin our hike at the Jewett Road trailhead and hike north to the Brady Mountain trailhead at TN Highway 68. This section of the Cumberland Trail includes a beautiful ridge-line hike with a panoramic view of Grassy Cove at Brady Bluff. There’s the option of spending Friday and Saturday nights in a cabin at Cumberland Mountain State Park in Crossville. Sunday morning we will visit nearby Ozone Falls State Natural Area for a half mile round trip to Ozone Falls. If interested in staying in the cabin, contact Joan Hartvigsen at 931-962-0811 or jhartvigs@comcast.net.

 

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

 

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