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 22, 2018 Please pre-register. Schedules are subject to change!
    ** June 2018 **  



Monthly Nashville Chapter Meeting.  7:00 - 9:00 PM.  REI Community Room, 261 Franklin Road, Brentwood TN. 
Raymond Myers will discuss section hiking on the Appalachian Trail.

Doug Burroughs

    ** July 2018 **  



Bryant Grove Trail, Long Hunter State Park2910 Hobson Pike, Hermitage, TN 37076.  8 or 4 miles. Easy to Moderate. 8:00 a.m. This hike will begin at the trailhead in the Couchville Lake Day Use Area Two of Long Hunter State Park. The trailhead is near the playground on the right side of the parking area, and the trail heads east along the shoreline of Percy Priest Lake through cedar thickets, oak and hickory forests and cedar glades for 4 miles to reach the Bryant Grove Recreation Area, then back to the starting point. Options are 8 miles (to Bryant Grove Recreation Area and back)  or 4 miles (hike to 2-mile marker, then back). Terrain is flat and the trail surface includes gravel, rocks and dirt. 


Betty Magee at (615) 319-5394 or e-mail:



Honey Creek / Big South Fork National Recreation Area near Rugby TN. 5 miles. Strenuous.  This is a difficult hike through creeks, over boulders, and up steep and rugged terrain.  But, there will also be great overviews, waterfalls, and interesting geological features. Bring water, snacks/lunch, waterproof boots with ankle support, and clothing appropriate for the weather that day.  There is an option after the hike to stop for food along the road back to Nashville. The total time commitment could be up to 12 hours: Driving up, hiking 5 difficult miles, dinner, and then driving back.  

Doug Burroughs at or leave a message at 615-587-0085



  • Stone Door/Big Creek/Alum Gap/Greeter Falls. South Cumberland State Park, Monteagle,TN. 7-9 miles. Moderate to difficult. Highland Rim and Nashville chapters of TTA will lead a joint hike to Stone Door down Big Creek Gulf Trail to Alum Gap. It will require a shuttle as we will go from Alum Gap to Greeter Falls.  It’s July and it will be hot, so we will go by Ranger Falls, the Sinks and Greeter Falls to take a swim.  The hike will be moderate to difficult as it is a steep rocky descent into Big Creek Gorge and a steep rocky ascent up to Alum Gap.  Bring lots of water and snacks.  




Monthly Nashville Chapter Meeting. 7:00 - 9:00 PM. REI Community Room, 261 Franklin Road, Brentwood TN.
Doug Burroughs, Dianna Richter, and Betty Magee will discuss our May hike on the Dingle Way in Ireland.

Doug Burroughs

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