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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Upcoming Nashville Hikes and Programs:


Tennessee Trails Association chapters adhere to all applicable laws, rules, and guidelines for any given setting when organizing hikes and events. Out of concern for those who join us, their families, and our community, we conduct our hikes in a way which conforms to current COVID‑19 guidelines. If you have questions, contact your local chapter’s hike coordinator.

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Date Chapter Hike Leader or Contact
    Updated Aug 10, 2020 Please pre-register. Schedules are subject to change!
    ** August 2020 **  



Friday, August 14, South Cumberland Sampler - Denny Cove and Sherwood Forest, 3.5 or 6 miles, moderate to moderately challenging for loose rocky footing in some segments. Current park and TTA COVID-19 guidance applies; you must register for this hike. We’ll meet at the Denny Cove trailhead at 7:45 am and complete the hikes by mid-afternoon. There is a 45 minute drive between trails. Pack a lunch and snacks for the trail and plan for the heat – bring plenty of water, sun protection, and bug spray.  



Contact Mark Hubbard at or 615-715-1517.




Hidden Lake Double Loop Hike, Harpeth River State Park, Pegram, TN.  Some trail descriptions call this Nashville’s “hidden jewel”.  “It travels through transitioning fields before entering woodland to reach bluffs above the Harpeth River.  The trail then straddles the bluffs with the Harpeth on one side and Hidden Lakes on the the other, before looping around a wooded knob past an old tourist resort.” - Johnny Molloy.  The double loop is 1.6 miles but I like to walk it in reverse (it’s a whole new trail!), the second time, to add mileage for 3.2. miles.  We will meet in the parking lot at 6:45 and start hiking at 7 am, practicing social distancing as per TTA guidelines.  Call or email Nancy Juodenas at 615-319-8811,


Call or email Nancy Juodenas at 615-319-8811,




Burch Reserve, Warner Parks, Nashville TN. A Moderate ~3-mile hike that has a bit of everything. 8:00-9:30 am  Wide paved road to rocky single track with both level and hilly portions. This is the newest trail in the Warner parks and is less peopled than the other trails (and parking should be easier as well!). August is a great time for spotting butterflies in the warm meadows. There’s about 400’ in elevation gain and decent.  A majority of the hike is shady but the meadow portions are bright and sunny so don’t forget your water and hats.   Limited to 10 so rsvp early. Please provide cell phone in case of weather cancellation. 

rsvp to Niola Cusati:  or text 408.455.2472

    ** September 2020 **  



Bowie Nature Park.  Fairview, TN.  5 miles plus, easy.   This beautiful city park is a 700 acre wonderland of native trees, lakes and valleys.  Within the park there are 17 miles of winding trails which move the traveler through several eco-systems, including wetlands, grasslands, pine forest, hardwood forest and bottomland. The terrain is mostly level with a few slight rises and a couple of shallow stream crossings.  There is also a nature center open from 9-4pm.  We will hike a combination of trails for about 5 miles, or more if the group wants.  Meet at the Nature Center parking lot at 8:00 am.  You must pre-register for this hike and current park and TTA COVID-19 guidelines apply.  Bring water, insect repellent, snacks, water, good hiking shoes/boots and clothing appropriate for the weather.  

Text or email Nancy Juodenas at 615-319-8811, for more information and to register.



Montgomery Bell Overnight Trail, ~11 miles with option for 6 or 7.5 miles, moderately challenging primarily for distance.  Current park and TTA COVID-19 guidelines apply; you must register for this hike. We’ll meet at the trailhead at 8 am and return by mid-afternoon. Pack a lunch for the trail and bring plenty of water, sun protection, and bug spray. 

Contact Mark Hubbard at or 615-715-1517.

    ** October 2020 **  



2020 Annual Meeting. Montgomery Bell State Park.

Hosted by Nashville and Sumner Trails Chapters.

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