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 25, 2017 Please pre-register. Schedules are subject to change!
    ** April 2017 **  

4/25
Tue

Nashville

Monthly Program Meeting. REI, 261 Franklin Rd, Brentwood TN 37027.  Hiking in Ireland.  Marietta Poteet of the Highland Rim Chapter (and formerly of the Nashville Chapter) will present a slide show of her hike around the Dingle Peninsula (110 miles), her trip in a horse caravan for five days, and other day hiking in the Killarney area in Ireland.  She spent a month in Ireland with TTA friends Marcia Medford, Ruth Wells, and Lindda Hudson this past September.

Nora Beck, 615-17-6486 or norellibee@gmail.com. 

4/29
Sat

Nashville

Stones River Greenway. 6 miles out and back, paved. Moderate. Meet at 8:00 am CDT at the Bell Road trailhead near Percy Priest Dam. Directions: from downtown Nashville, follow I-40 East to Exit 219, Stewart’s Ferry Pike. Turn right off the exit ramp, follow Stewart’s Ferry Pike past Thornton’s gas station and turn left onto Bell Road going toward the dam. Take the first left off Bell Road and follow the road downhill to reach the trailhead. The trail follows the Stones River and forks to the right where there is a long foot bridge about halfway in, with possible views of fish, turtles and birds. We will follow the trail past the Kohl’s parking area on Lebanon Road and then hike back to the dam.  

Betty Magee at monetfan455@yahoo.com or 615-319-5394.

 

    ** May 2017 **  

5/6
Sat

Nashville

Bryant Grove Trail, Long Hunter State Park, 2910 Hobson Pike, Hermitage, TN 37076. 8 miles easy to moderate. 8:00 a.m. This hike will begin at the trailhead in the Couchville Lake Day Use Area Two of Lone Hunter State Park. The trailhead is near the playground on the right side of the parking area, and the trail heads east along the shoreline of Percy Priest Lake through cedar thickets, oak and hickory forests and cedar glades for 4 miles to reach the Bryant Grove Recreation Area, then back to the starting point. Options are 8 miles (to Bryant Grove Recreation Area and back)  or 4 miles (hike to 2-mile marker, then back). Trail is rated easy to moderate, terrain is flat and the trail surface includes gravel, rocks and dirt.

 

Betty Magee at (615) 319-5394 or e-mail: monetfan455@yahoo.com.

5/13
Sat

Nashville

Beaman Park, Joelton, TN. 3.6 miles. moderate. Afternoon hike!  We will start at 1:30 pm at the nature & visitor’s center.  We’ll follow the moderately easy Sedge Hill Trail for .6, turning onto the Henry Hollow Loop.  This is a very pleasant walk up to a ridgetop and then back down to a creek.   Beaman Park lies on the Highland Rim just outside of the Nashville Basin along the northwest edge of Davidson County (outside Briley parkway, actually on Old Hickory). Beaman Park is one of Metro Nashville’s finest but less visited parks.  The varied terrain has some steep, forested slopes, ridge tops and a beautiful creek.  The hike is mostly flat but some terrain changes of about 200’. Come rain or shine!  Be sure to set aside a little time to spend at the first-class nature center as well!

 

 

Tom Vickstrom, phone 615-405-6713 or e-mail tomzinger55@gmail.com

5/13
Sat

Nashville

Snail Shell Cave Preserve, Rutherford County.  Distance not determined, but time will not exceed 2 1/2 hours. Rated easy to moderate. The Southeast Cave Conservancy’s Brian Krebs will meet hikers at the preserve site at 10 a.m. We will hike around the preserve’s 27 acres and the sink where the entrance to the cave is located. There is not an established trail so we will be bush-whacking to some extent. Those who would like to go inside the cave (optional activity) should wear waterproof footgear with closed toes, and will need headlamps and helmets. (This will NOT be a full-fledged caving expedition, however.) We will be able to see flora associated with cedar glades and the geology that supports them and makes them unique. If time allows we will take in another short hike on a cedar glade property nearby. You’ll need sturdy shoes, long pants, insect repellant, sack lunch of snacks, and plenty of water. If you want to go inside the cave, you will need to have waterproof footgear, helmet (bike helmet will work) and  a headlamp. There will be several good photo ops, outside and inside the cave  - bring your cameras.

Nora Beck at 615-517-6486 ornorellibee@gmail.com.

5/20
Sat

Nashville

Mt. Olivet Cemetery. 1101 Lebanon Road, east of downtown Nashville. Easy.  It’s a beautiful garden cemetery opened in 1855 and situated on a hilltop with impressive statuary, crypts, and tombs. We’ll follow a marked walking tour including the Confederate Circle, discussing Nashville history and the monuments as we go.  If anyone’s interested, we can have brunch / lunch afterwards. 

Jackie York to sign up and get meeting time – (615) 294-8241  jac_yor@ msn.com.

5/23
Tue

Nashville

Annual Nashville Chapter Picnic, Edwin Warner Park, Nashville TN.  Shelter 10, 4:00 pm CT 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.  

 Doug Burroughs atdougburroughs@tennessee.usa.com or (615) 587-0085.

5/24
Wed

Nashville

Richland Creek Greenway, Nashville. 3 miles. Easy. This is a paved greenway connecting McCabe Park and the Sylvan Park neighborhood with White Bridge Pike, Harding Road, and Nashville State Community College.  We will meet at 6 PM at McCabe Community Center, 101 46th Avenue North, Nashville, TN 37209.  

Dianna Richter to register at 615-587-9633.

5/27
Sat

Nashville

Taylor Hollow SNA. Sumner County near Westmoreland TN. 4 to 6 easy miles. Easy.   Great flowers (I hope) and beautiful woods.   

Karl Dupre, at karld@comcast.net, or 615-207-2250 for details.

 

    ** October 2017 **  

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