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 Oct 17, 2017 Please pre-register. Schedules are subject to change!
    ** October 2017 **  

10/21
Sat

Nashville


Saturday, October 21 - Montgomery Bell State Park Overnight Trail.  This is a strenuous hike due to the trail length of 10.5 miles.  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


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

    ** November 2017 **  

11/18
Sat

Nashville

Saturday, Nov 18- Pogue Creek Canyon State Natural Area, 4 1/2 miles +/-, strenuous but short. This trail starts at the main entrance to Pogue Creek Canyon State Natural Area on Highway 154, just west of the entrance to Pickett State Park. It will require a very brief shuttle to/from the trailhead just around the corner on Blackhouse Mountain Road.  The trail is strenuous due to lots of elevation changes; it takes us through some spectacular terrain and beautiful views. Pogue Creek Canyon photos will inspire you - check it out here: http://www.tennessee.gov/environment/article/na-na-pogue-creek-canyon and search on Pogue Creek Canyon for some really inspiring photos. Speed will not be a priority. Sturdy hiking boots, trekking poles or a good hiking stick, snacks and water; layers for temperature changes. Rain will cancel hike.

Contact Nora Beck, 615-517-6486 or norellibee@gmail.com to register and for complete logistics.

11/25
Sat

Nashville

Saturday, Nov 25- Shelby Bottom Greenway, 4-6 miles, easy.  We will meet at the Trailhead at Wave Country on Two Rivers Pky. and cross the amazing pedestrian bridge over the Cumberland River.  Then we will mostly hike the Primitive Trails that adjoin the Greenway including the Cornelia Fort Trail.  The distance we walk will depend on the wishes of the group. Tennis shoes will be fine for this hike.  Bring water and snacks.  You are invited to join Libby for soup and sandwiches at Libby’s house afterward.  

Libby Francis  Please register at libbyslibbys@comcast.net, or call 615-319-7501.  

11/28
Tue

Nashville

Tuesday, Nov 28: 7 PM – Chapter Meeting Long Hunter State Park was established not long after the Tennessee Trails Association was formed, and has long been a favorite hiking destination for many of our members. Its various units include an archaeological site, cedar glades, woodlands and lakeside paths. Naturalist (and film maker) Jason Allen and park ranger Leslie Anne Rawlings will be our guests to talk about Long Hunter’s special features that include the storybook trail, arboretum, and the annual extreme event: the Mega-Hike. Bring a friend and gain some in-depth appreciation for some nearby recreation opportunities.

Community Room - REI Brentwood TN
261 Franklin Road
Brentwood TN 37027

    ** December 2017 **  

12/9
Sat

Nashville

Saturday, Dec 9 Gift wrapping at REI Brentwood - December 2017 will mark the sixteenth year that we have been invited to wrap customer’s gifts at REI Brentwood in exchange for donations. This has been a fun way to raise money for the Cumberland Trail. This year we will be wrapping on Saturday December 9th from 10:00 till 5:30. Chapter members can help by generously volunteering to wrap gifts or talking to prospective members. If you would like to join in the fun just sign up for a 2-hour slot. The times available are 10-12, 12-2, 2-4, and then 4-5:30. Hope to see you there! 

Contact Amy Sutton to sign up at 615-739-5858 or amy109@gmail.com

 

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