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 Jun 25, 2017 Please pre-register. Schedules are subject to change!
    ** June 2017 **  



 Date Changed! Now Thursday night - one day later than what is published in the TTA Newsletter. Vanderbilt University Campus, Nashville. An easy urban walk around the tree-shaded campus.  Route flexible  We will meet at 6 PM in the parking lot near Ted’s Montana Grill and Maggie Moo’s Ice Cream, 2817 West End Ave, Nashville, TN 37203.  

Dianna Richter to register at 615-587-9633.

    ** July 2017 **  



Virgin Falls State Natural Area.  DeRossett, TN. (11 miles east of Sparta). 8 miles. Moderate to strenuous. This is a beautiful trek passing Big Laurel Falls, Sheep Cave and Sheep Falls, ending down at 110 ft. Virgin Falls. Virgin Falls is a beautiful and interesting waterfall emerging from a cave to flow and fall 110 feet into another cave.  This hike is rated moderate to strenuous because of the 8 mile total length and 800 ft. NET elevation change. Bring water, snacks, lunch, hiking sticks and sturdy hiking boots. Carpool will leave the FedEx Office parking lot on Donelson Rd. at 7:30 AM. 

Nancy Juodenas at 615-319-8811 or to register.



Twin Arches Loop, Big South Fork NRRA   Near Jamestown TN. Rated Difficult due to distance (5.5 miles) and rocky trail conditions.  From the Twin Arches trailhead on Divide Rd, we’ll hike the 0.7 mile connector to the Twin Arches Loop.  On the Loop we will pass the Twin Arches, the largest natural bridge complex in Tennessee, Charit Creek Lodge, and the abandoned Jakes Place homestead.  Options for dinner on the way back to Nashville.   Carpool will leave the FedEx Office parking lot on Donelson Rd. at 7:30 AM, arrive at trailhead 10 AM or later.  

Doug Burroughs at 615-587-0085 (please leave a message) or to register.



Warner Parks, Nashville TN.  9 miles.  Difficult. Meet at 8:00 am the Edwin Warner Park Nature Center - entrance off Hwy 100 just south/west of Old Hickory. We will hike the Harpeth Woods Trail (blue trail) for 2.5 miles, the Cane Connector (the candy cane trail for 2 miles RT) and the Mossy Ridge Trail (the red trail) for 4.5 miles.  

Betty Magee at or 615-319-5394 to register.



Nashville urban hike. about 3-4 miles.  At 8:00 am we will meet at the northern end of Bicentennial Mall, just northeast of farmer’s market. There is a circle of carillon bells at the end of the park near Jefferson Street and that is our start point.  Various free parking is nearby.  We will walk towards downtown through the park, pause at the fountains and then uphill to the state capitol while it is relatively cool.   Enjoying the sights from the beautiful capitol, we will continue over to the War Memorial Building and then east on Union Street to the Public Square of Nashville, pass through the mist of some fountains and climb the City Square Observation Deck, where a view toward the river is provided. We then will hike north to the 1st Tennessee Ballpark.  Continuing to Jefferson Street, with a view of the new Tennessee State Museum under construction, the hike will conclude with an opportunity to visit the Farmers Market for refreshments.   

Tom Vickstrom, tomzinger55 or 615-405-6713

    ** October 2017 **  



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