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 Aug 18, 2017 Please pre-register. Schedules are subject to change!
    ** August 2017 **  
    ** September 2017 **  

9/2
Sat

Murfreesboro

Volunteer Day Loop. Long Hunter State Park. 4 miles, easy. Meet at the trailhead off of Hobson Pike at 9:00 am. This trail is through the woods and along the lake shore of Percy Priest. If anyone is interested in more miles, we can stop by Couchville Lake and do the 2 mile paved loop on the way out.

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

9/8-
9/10

Murfreesboro

Tims Ford Lake Camping and Kayabking. Joint activity with the Highland Rim chapter. We will camp on Devils Step Island Friday and Saturday. Those not camping can meet us at 8:00 am CT on the shore of Devils Step Island. We will paddle to Owl Hollow Creek and then have lunch on Maple Bend Island. Space is limited for camping on Devils Step Island so you must sign up for camping as soon as possible. 

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

9/9
Sat

Murfreesboro

Marcella Vivrette Smith Park. Brentwood. 2.5 miles rated easy to difficult. Seasoned hikers will not find the trail all that challenging. The hike is a pretty one and does include some uphill climb. Meet at Sam’s Club parking lot at 7:45 am in order to carpool from Murfreesboro. 

Mary Belle Ginanni
mginanni@comcast.net
615-895-6072

9/12
Tue

Murfreesboro

Chapter Meeting - 7:00 pm. Barfield Park Wilderness Station.  Joan Bentley will be sharing pictures and stories from her trip to India earlier this year. She went as a participant with Friendship Force International. She spent time in Nashik, Mumbai, Mysore, Delhi, Jaipur, Agra and other cities. She will share both the richness and the poverty of this exotic country.

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

9/17
Sun

Murfreesboro

Barfield Wilderness Loop Trail. Barfield Crescent Park. Murfreesboro. 4 miles of wooded trail with a slight hill to climb near the beginning. Nothing very strenuous. Meet at the Barfield Crescent Park Wilderness Station at 9:00 am. There are lots of paved paths as well to walk if anyone wants to add on mileage and a wonderful steep hill offering a great cardio workout.

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

9/30
Sat

Murfreesboro

National Public Lands Day. Barfield Crescent Park, Murfreesboro. Come join us for trail maintenance from 8:00 am to 11:00. Meet in front of the Barfield Park Wilderness Station. Bring gloves, sturdy shoes, snack and water. 

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

9/30
Sat

Murfreesboro

National Public Lands Day - Trail Building at Edgar Evins State Park, Silver Point. 9:00 am - 1:00 pm. Observe National Public Lands Day by helping build a new ½ mile Hillside Story Book Trail near the Interpretive Center. This trail will stimulate interest in hiking and reading for young children and their parents. Contact Fount Bertram for information and to sign-up. 

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

    ** October 2017 **  

10/13-
10/15

TTA

TTA Annual Meeting
DuBose Conference Center
Monteagle, TN

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Highland Rim
Columbia/Franklin

 

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