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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    Updated May 18, 2017 Please pre-register. Schedules are subject to change!
    ** May 2017 **  



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@



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 or (615) 587-0085.



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.



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

Karl Dupre, at, or 615-207-2250 for details.


    ** June 2017 **  



Collins Gulf Loop Trail, Gruetli-Laager, TN: 12 plus miles. This hike is rated difficult due to the distance, terrain, and elevation changes. For experienced hikers only.  We hike along the west rim of Collins Gulf and down the Old Stagecoach Road to Sawmill campground, then back up the east side, passing Horsepound Falls and Suter Falls back to the start.  Be sure to bring lunch, water, good hiking boots, and clothing appropriate to the weather.  

 Doug Burroughs or (615) 587-0085



Cummins Falls State Park-390 Cummins Falls Lane, Cookeville, TN 38501.  2 miles. difficult for rock scrambling.  Cummins Falls is s 75 foot waterfall, located near on the Blackburn Fork State Scenic River. There is a one mile hike down the Downstream Trail to the gorge. Bring sturdy hiking boots, water shoes etc. for swimming, drinking water, lunch & snacks. Meet at FedEx/Kinkos on Donelson Pike at 8:30 for the hour and a half ride to the waterfall.

 Linda Latter at (615)419-4845



kayak/canoe trip down the Harpeth River 4.7 miles from Hwy 100 put in, to Coley Davis (Metro Park). We would need to car shuttle back to Hwy 100. Bring or rent kayak, water, sunscreen, water shoes, lunch & snacks. Meet at Linda’s house in Bellevue at 8:30.

Linda Latter at (615)419-4845



Standing Stone State Park, Hillman TN (near Livingston). Camping and hiking weekend. 4.7 miles, moderate. Arrive Friday afternoon or evening if you are interested in camping. We will hike the Lake Trail which winds around beautiful Standing Stone Lake, on Saturday. We will camp Saturday night, and depart early Sunday morning.  Standing Stone has more than eight miles of day-use hiking trails, providing access to some of the park’s loveliest areas. Trails range from easy to strenuous and pass into virgin woods through vivid wildflowers and over-flowing streams. If you are not interested in camping you may meet us for Saturday’s hike at the Visitor’s Center at 9:00 CDT. Registration is a must if you are going to camp.

 Nancy Juodenas at or 615-319-8811.



Burgess Falls State Park-Sparta, TN-there are four waterfalls that cascade over 250 feet in elevation. The 1.5 mile round trip River Trail/Service Road Loop is a moderately strenuous hike going past waterfalls and into the gorge. Bring sturdy hiking boots, water shoes etc. for swimming, drinking water, lunch & snacks. Meet at FedEx/Kinkos on Donelson Pike at 8:30 for the hour and a half ride to the waterfalls.

Linda Latter at (615)419-4845.



 Vanderbilt University Campus, Nashville. An easy urban walk around the tree-shaded campus.  Route flexible  We will meet at 6 PM in the parking lot near Ted’s Montana Grill and Maggie Moo’s Ice Cream, 2817 West End Ave, Nashville, TN 37203.  

Dianna Richter to register at 615-587-9633.

    ** October 2017 **  



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