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 05, 2019 Please pre-register. Schedules are subject to change!
    ** December 2019 **  



CHAPTER NEWS December 2019 will be the eighteenth year we have been invited to wrap customer gifts at REI (Brentwood) in exchange for donations. We will again be wrapping gifts on Saturday, December 7th from 10:00 to 6:00. This is a departure from the past, as it is not the same day as our Christmas party. So those of you who have not been able to participate in the past, feel free to join us this year! We need volunteers for 2 hour shifts to both wrap gifts and talk about TTA. The donations we receive are used to help with the completion of the Cumberland Trail. So come join in on this Fundraiser and volunteer for a 2 hour shift. 

 To volunteer:  Amy Sutton at 615 739-5858 or at



Lakes of Bowie Loop, Bowie Nature Park, Fairview, TN. 2.2 mile loop.  Easy.  This is a water and wildlife -lover’s walk that meanders by small lakes, beneath tall pines, and through quiet hollows.  Keep your eyes open as you walk along the edges of the lakes and edges where field and forest meet. There are additional trails, if you need to stretch your legs some more.  We will visit the Bowie Park Nature Center following the hike. Wear sturdy hiking shoes. Christmas sweaters optional!!  Plan on joining us for lunch following the hike at a Fairview restaurant.  This is a joint Nashville Chapter and Columbia/Franklin Chapter hike.  

Libby Francis at or text/call, 615-319-7501 for meeting time and carpool options.



Nashville Chapter HOLIDAY PARTY.  We’ll start festivities at 6 PM CST at the home of Wendy and Frank Fish, 6532 Cornwall Ct., Nashville TN 37205, in the West Meade area of Nashville.   Bring a dish to share and BYOB.  Bring a friend too!  Our party takes the place of the monthly chapter meeting for December.  We’ll be back at REI in January.

For directions, contact Wendy Fish,



Sewanee Perimeter Loop, Sewanee, TN: 9 miles: Rated Moderate to Difficult (due to distance and elevation changes). We will start at Greens View and hike counter-clockwise to a nice overlook before walking across the plateau on a forest road that passes by the equestrian center.  On the other side of the plateau, we’ll hike down to Bridalveil Falls and then across to the War Memorial at University View.  From there, we walk across the University campus back to the start.  Bring lunch/snacks, water. good hiking boots, and clothing appropriate to the weather.  Option: Shenanagin’s for post-hike nourishment.   Meeting Place: Conn’s HomePlus (formerly Target): 5330 Cane Ridge Road, Antioch TN 37013.  (But be sure to register in case the schedule has to be changed.) Meeting Time: 7:00 AM (Should be at trailhead around 9:30 AM).

Contact Doug Burroughs at or (615) 587-0085 (please leave a message) for more information and to register. 



Stones River Greenway post-holiday hike. This is a chance to work off some of those holiday culinary indulgences. We’ll cover up to 8 miles of mostly easy terrain from Percy Priest to Wave Country. This will involve shuttling, and folks can choose shorter lengths using alternate trailheads as end points. A number of us will likely grab lunch afterwards. 

Please register and coordinate with Mark Hubbard at or 615-715-1517.


    ** October 2020 **  



2020 Annual Meeting. Montgomery Bell State Park.

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