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 Apr 18, 2019 Please pre-register. Schedules are subject to change!
    ** April 2019 **  

4/20
Sat

Nashville

Nathan Bedford Forrest State Park, Eva, TN. 10 miles, moderate.  The park is located on the western bank of Kentucky Lake. Within the park is the Tennessee River Folklife Center and Pilot Knob, one of the highest points in West Tennessee, standing 665 feet above sea level.  The fertile ridges of this area abound in hardwoods and beneath them a wide variety of ferns, mosses, shrubs and wildflowers.  We will hike the 10 mile “red” trail which is described as being a “good day trail of moderate difficulty.”  The Lake is visible from the trail for the first mile or so, after which it descends, ascends and criss crosses ridges, hollows, streams and hillsides.  Wear sturdy hiking boots and bring snacks, water, lunch and a hiking pole. Meet at 7:30 am,  at The Well Coffeehouse at One Bellevue Place. Opens for coffee at 7 am! (7618 Hwy 70 S suite 107, Nashville, TN 37221).  

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

4/23
Tue

Nashville

Chapter Meeting.  REI, Brentwood TN. 7:00.  Program: Brazilian Adventure on the Rio Negro presented by Kevin Bowden and Danny Shelton.  In 2018, Kevin and Danny hiked and birded the largest fresh water archipelago in the world. They lived on a river boat which led them to incredible specialty island birds found nowhere else. Pink Amazon Dolphins were numerous and Giant Otters came in close, all captured on video. You won’t want to miss this program!  Bring a friend.

Doug Burroughs: 615-587-0085

4/27-
4/29

Nashville

Overnight Backpack on the Obed River section of the Cumberland Trail. Wartburg, TN. 14 miles. Strenuous.  The backpack will start on Saturday, April 27 from the the Nemo trailhead on the beautiful Emory River, near Wartburg, TN. The trail will follow the bluffs along the Emory until we reach the confluence of the Emory and the Obed Rivers. From there it follows the Obed upstream to Daddy’s Creek. We will hike up Daddy’s Creek to Daddy’s Creek Traihead, where we will shuttle back to Nemo Trailhead. This is about a thirty minute shuttle. I am not sure where we will camp Saturday night but I’m sure that it will be lovely. We will try to do the greatest part of the 14 miles on Saturday so that we can get off the trail early on Sunday and head home. The hike is rated strenuous because of stretches of rough terrain, otherwise, 14 miles in two days should be easy.  

Karl Dupre at Karld@comcast.net or 615-207-2250.

4/28
Sun

Nashville

Annual Nashville Chapter Picnic, Edwin Warner Park, Nashville TN.  Shelter 10, 4:00 pm CDT until sunset.  Following a potluck meal at 6:00 pm, we’ll take a twilight walk on the park roads.  The chapter will provide tableware, napkins, and ice, but we encourage you to bring your own non-disposable "mess kits" as a more sustainable alternative.  If you have a camping lantern and folding chair, you may want to bring those also.  The shelters aren’t lighted.  For the walk, you will want a flashlight or headlamp.  Bring friends!  This is the only chapter meeting that also includes a hike, so bring along a friend who’s been thinking about going beyond walking in the neighborhood.  Directions from Nashville: Drive west on West End / Harding.  Turn left at the "split" in Belle Meade to go on Highway 100.  Continue on Highway 100 for 3.2 miles and turn left on Old Hickory.  Drive 0.7 miles over the ridge and turn right on Vaughn Road at the traffic light.  In about 0.3 miles, turn right into the Edwin Warner Park Picnic Area.  We will be at Shelter #10, almost at the end.  When you see a permanent rest room building, turn left and then left again at the fork immediately following.   

 

contact Libby Francis at LibbysLibbys@comcast.net or (615) 319-7501 ’for more informaiton.

    ** May 2019 **  

5/4
Sat

Nashville

Walls of Jericho State Natural Area, located on Highway 16 near Belvidere, TN. 7 miles, moderate to difficult. 1,000 foot elevation change. Creek Crossings. Joint Hike with the Highland Rim Chapter.  Nancy Juodenas will co-lead with Marietta Poteet.  We will enter the Tennessee side and exit the Alabama side. The hike is 1,000 feet downhill to cross Mill Creek after crossing several creeks and streams. The trail continues along Turkey Creek which is often muddy and slippery. There is another creek crossing to get to the end of the trail. The Walls are a natural beautiful amphitheater which requires some rock hopping to see the waterfalls. The amphitheater has two main waterfalls. The rock work in the amphitheater is fascinating. We will return via the Alabama trailhead which is a 1,000 foot very steep climb. Please bring water shoes for possible water crossings at the Walls.  Bring water and lunch. Bring hiking sticks and wear sturdy hiking boots.

Nancy Juodenas: njlj1011@gmail.com or call/text at 615-319-8811 for more information and to register.

5/4
Sat

TTA

11:00 am Second Quarter TTA Board Meeting

Hermitage Branch Library
3700 James Kay Lane
Hermitage, TN 37076

36.1771896,-86.6155296

5/24-
5/27

Nashville

Big South Fork Weekend.  Kathie and Karl Dupre have reserved the two best tent sites in Bandy Creek Campground for the Friday, Saturday, and Sunday of Memorial Day weekend.  We will hike Honey Creek on Saturday, Pogue Creek Canyon on Sunday, and maybe Lipton Farm or Twin Arches on Monday. All of these hikes are 6-8 miles long and moderately difficult.  We can probably get four tents on the two sites, so it’s first come first served. The sites are AO38 and AO39 on the park map. You may also reserve your own sites by calling 1-877-444-6777 or online at the National Recreation Reservation Service web site. And if you don’t want to camp, just come for one of the day hikes. 

Karl Dupre at Karld@comcast.net  or 615-207-2250 for more information and to register.

    ** June 2019 **  

6/7-
6/9

Nashville

LOOKING AHEAD: June Roan Mountain Camping Weekend. .  The group camp has been reserved for this weekend when the rhododendrons should be starting to bloom.  We will have one group dinner and one dinner out in the NC town of Banner Elk.  Hikes will include a short hike on Friday around the park, Carver’s Gap and the Over-mountain Trail on Saturday and a yet to be determined hike on Sunday.  Checking out on Monday.  This trip will be limited to ten campers/hikers, so get your reservation in early. 

Nancy Juodenas at njlj1011@gmail.com or 615-319-8811 to regeister and reserve your spot.

    ** August 2019 **  

8/3
Sat

TTA

11:00 am Third Quarter TTA Board Meeting

Hermitage Branch Library
3700 James Kay Lane
Hermitage, TN 37076

36.1771896,-86.6155296

    ** October 2019 **  

10/18-
10/20

TTA

October 18-20, 2019.  Annual Membership meeting.

Fairfield Glade. Crossville, TN

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