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 Jan 28, 2020 Please pre-register. Schedules are subject to change!
    ** January 2020 **  



Program Meeting. REI, Brentwood TN. 7:00 pmRandy Hedgepath, State Naturalist for Tennessee State Parks, will show slides and talk about South Cumberland State Parks.  If you’ve hiked with Randy or heard one of his talks, you know you have something to look forward to.  If you haven’t heard him, come to the meeting and learn how Randy earned his reputation. 


Doug Burroughs at or (615) 587-0085 (leave a message) for more information.

    ** February 2020 **  



Pogue Creek Canyon, Fentress County near Pickett State Park. 6.5 miles, moderate to strenuous.  The hike is fairly strenuous with some steep climbs and 1,500’ of elevation loss and gain. The area is named for Pogue Creek which, along with its tributaries, forms and traverses the deep, magnificent gorge that makes this area so special. The area has abundant, immense, sheer bluffs and cliffs that provide wonderous displays of exposed, reddish-orange and yellow layers of sandstone. Multiple rockhouses and sandstone formations occur along the hiking trail and provide astonishing, picturesque rock structures  and overlooks to marvel at and photograph. It is one of the most interesting hikes on the Plateau.  We will meet at the Kroger Supermarket at 5544 Old Hickory Blvd, Hermitage, TN 37076 at 6:30 A M. It is a 2.5 hour drive to the trailhead.


Karl Dupre @ or 615-207-2250.



Marcella Vivrette Smith Park, Brentwood TN.  Easy 1.36 miles. This is an easy hike on flat land with great views across the pastures.  If we all have the energy we can hike the trail a second time.  Afterwards, for those who want to, we can choose one of the many restaurants in the area and go to lunch! Meet at the large noticeboard, near the trailhead and main parking lot, at 9 am. 

June Callahan at 615-945-7462 to register and for more information



Franklin State Forest. Sewanee, TN.  4.8 miles.  Easy to moderate.This hike is an underutilized outdoor destination and is in a land of hardwood forests, high sandstone bluffs, waterfalls and scenic overlooks on the Cumberland Plateau. The highlight is reaching Stromeyer Overlook at 2.4 miles which is our turnaround point.  


For more information and to register call Doug King at 615-542-0486.



Monthly program meeting. REI, Brentwood TN. 7:00 pm.  The Cumberland Trail began as a concept for a long-distance hiking trail traversing Tennessee from top to bottom, connecting the Cumberland Gap with Chattanooga. That was in the mid-1970s. TTA played a key role in initiating the project and generated a sub-organization - the Cumberland Trail Conference - to take on the project and its specific mission. TTA volunteers have contributed both funds and sweat equity over the years, and TTA’s Evan Means grants have supported the work significantly. CTC volunteer Nora Beck will bring us up to date on this long trail’s long history and current status.



Virgin Falls Pocket Wilderness. DeRossett TN. 8 miles. Moderate to strenuous.  Doug Burroughs (Nashville) and Marietta Poteet (Highland Rim) will co-lead a hike to Virgin Falls Pocket Wilderness Area.  It is a most beautiful trek passing Big Laurel Falls, Sheep Cave and Falls, ending up at 110’ high Virgin Falls.  This wonderful waterfall is one of the most beautiful and interesting falls around, falling from one cave into another cave.  Hopefully it will be icy around the falls which further enhances its beauty.  This hike is rated moderate to strenuous because of the 8 mile total length and because of the 800 elevation change. (We’ll be hiking uphill on the way out.) Please bring snacks, lunch, boots, sticks, and clothing suitable for the weather there that day.  We will carpool from the FedEx/Kinko on Donelson Road at 7 AM or you can meet us at the Virgin Falls parking lot located near DeRossett, TN at 9:00 AM.  

Please contact Doug Burroughs at or 615-587-0085 to register and get further  information.

    ** October 2020 **  



2020 Annual Meeting. Montgomery Bell State Park.

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