The Nashville chapter serves hikers in Davidson 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 Nashville chapter meets monthly on the fourth Tuesday at 7:00 PM CT. Our meeting place is the Community Room at REI, located at 261 Franklin Road in Brentwood (Map and Directions).

Contact Doug Burroughs, the chapter chair, by telephone at 615-283-0507 or by email, for more information about the Nashville Chapter's activities.

Nancy Juodenas is the outings coordinator for Nashville. Please telephone her at 615-319-8811 or by email, if you are interested in volunteering to lead a hike.

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Date Chapter Hike Leader or Contact
    Updated Dec 10, 2018 Please pre-register. Schedules are subject to change!
    ** December 2018 **  

12/15
Sat

Nashville

Bells Bend Park, Nashville TN. Moderate. This includes over 7 miles of wonderful trails. We will walk several of the trails in a large loop around the park.  This will be a moderate winter hike through a lot of open fields.  Bring binoculars if you want, as well as the usual sturdy shoes or boots, plenty of water, snacks, and clothing appropriate for the weather.  We will also have the options for food after the hike.  Contact   Meeting Place: East end of the Richland Park Library parking lot at 46th & Charlotte.  Meeting Time: 8:00 AM (or 8:30 AM at the Bells Bend Park Nature Center).

Doug Burroughs at dougburroughs@tennessee.usa.com or 615-587-0085 (leave a message) for more information and to register.

12/25
Tue

Nashville

Christmas Day Hike, 1:00 pm. Hidden Lakes, Pegram, TN. Easy.  Meet in the parking lot at 1:00 pm for a short and refreshing Christmas Day hike.  We will hike the double loop trail of fields, bluffs, river and lake views and woods, for about 2 miles.  We can hike it twice for more mileage if the group would like. Directions:  From I-40, take exit 192. Follow McCrory Lane north for 0.9 miles, crossing the Harpeth River, then immediately look left for the trail head  parking lot. 

Nancy Juodenas at 615-319-8811 or njlj1011@gmail.com.

    ** January 2019 **  

1/2-
1/30

Nashville

Wednesdays (January 2, 9, 16, 23, 30) 7 am Radnor Lake State Park, Nashville TN. 5 miles. Moderate.  Standing hike.  Meet by the Visitor Center, West Parking Lot, off Granny White, 1160 Otter Creek Rd.  The hike is 5 miles covering both Ganier Ridge and South Cove trails at a brisk pace.  We usually finish up around 9 am.  Easy options if you want to make it a shorter hike.  

Doug Burroughs: dougburroughs@tennessee.usa.com or leave a message at 615-587-0085 

1/5
Sat

Nashville

Warner Parks, Nashville, TN. 9 miles. Moderate. Hike 3 trails. Meet at Warner Park Nature Center, 7311 Highway 100, Nashville, TN 37221 at 7:00 am. First trail is Harpeth Woods 2.5 miles, to Cane Connector 1 mile, to Mossy Ridge 4.5 miles, then Cane Connector 1 mile back to Nature Center. 

Betty Magee. 615-319-5394, e-mail monetfan455@yahoo.com.

1/12
Sat

Nashville

Johnsonville State Historic Park,  New Johnsonville TN.  6 miles.  Moderate to easy.  It is the site of a Civil War fort and battle and is historically interesting and has nice views of the Tennessee River. We will meet at the MTA Bellevue Park and Ride at 7 AM for the one hour and a half drive.  This is a link to their website: 

https://tnstateparks.com/parks/johnsonville

Karl and Kathie Dupre: karld@comcast.net or by phone at 615-207-2250

 

1/12
Sat

Nashville

Warner Parks. BEGINNER HIKE-Nashville TN. 2 miles. easy. 1:00 pm-Meet at Warner Park Nature Center-This is a beginner hike, great for people new to hiking,  We will hike a 2 mile loop from the Nature Center on the trail and on the greenway. Good for people of all ages so bring the kids! Everyone should wear hiking boots, and bring water and a snack. 

Linda Latter, hike leader: 615-419-4845 or lindaalatter@yahoo.com.

1/19
Sat

Nashville

Montgomery Bell State Park, Burns TN. Overnight Trail. 10.5 miles. Strenuous.  Wooded terrain with some hills. The trail passes by several lakes, a historic cabin and church, and historic iron ore pits.  Bring water, snacks/lunch, boots, and clothing appropriate for the weather that day. There is an option after the hike to stop for food at the State Park Inn dining room or somewhere on the way back to town.     Meeting Place: WalMart near 7044 Charlotte Pike parking lot just north of I-40.  Meeting Time: 7:30 AM. Or meet at the park at 8:30 .

 

Contact Doug Burroughs at dougburroughs@tennessee.usa.com or (615) 587-0085 (leave a message) for more information and to register.

1/22
Tue

Nashville

Program Meeting. REI, Brentwood TN. 7:00. Randy Hedgepath, State Naturalist for the Tennessee State Parks will show slides and talk about his favorite State Parks.  If you’ve hiked with Randy or heard one of his talks, you know you have something to look forward to.  If you haven’t heard him, come to the meeting and learn how Randy earned his reputation!

Doug Burroughs: dougburroughs@tennessee.usa.com or (615) 587-0085 

1/26
Sat

Nashville

Carpool to the Poteets’ Chilly Chili Hike in Monteagle / Sewanee.  Hike the new Sherwood Forest Acquisition, the latest land acquisition of the South Cumberland State Park.  (See the Highland Rim Chapter section for full description, including for the chili and pot luck afterward.)  For car pooling, meet at 8:00 AM at the Floor & Decor (formerly Target) parking lot off exit 59, I-24 - 5330 Cane Ridge Rd, Antioch, TN 37013.    

Doug Burroughs at dougburroughs@tennessee.usa.com or leave a message at 615-587-0085 for more information about carpooling 

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