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 19, 2019 Please pre-register. Schedules are subject to change!
    ** October 2019 **  



Monthly Chapter Meeting, 7:00 pm, REI, Brentwood TN.  Nashville’s greenways initiative began in 1991, when then Mayor Phil Bredesen and the Metro Council created the Greenways Commission as a division of Metro Parks to plan and develop a greenway system of trails and open spaces throughout Davidson County. Since then, Nashville and Davidson County have seen the development of nearly 100 miles of paved, multi-use greenways and 75 miles of unpaved trails. Join Greenways for Nashville, non-profit friends group, as we explore what exactly a greenway is, why they are beneficial to our community, as well as current and upcoming greenway projects.




Brady Mountain / Black Mountain, 11 miles rated moderate to strenuous due to distance. Hike along the Cumberland Trail down Black Mountain, then up Brady Mountain to Brady Bluff and back to top of Black Mountain. 

Doug King to register,, phone 615-542-0486.

    ** November 2019 **  



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Bryant Grove Trail, Long Hunter State Park 2910 Hobson Pike, Hermitage, TN 37076, 8:00 a.m. 8 or 4 miles. Easy to moderate.  This hike will begin at the trailhead in the Couchville Lake Day Use Area Two of Long 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: or Doug King at (615) 542-0486 or e-mail:



Monthly Chapter Meeting. REI, Brentwood, TN. 7:00. Nancy Juodenas and Linda Latter will present a program about a month long adventure through Alaska and British Columbia taken by them and 3 other TTA members.  Part of the adventure was to hike the 30 mile infamous Chilkoot Trail from Skagway Alaska to Bennett, British Columbia.  This trail has been designated a National Historic Trail because of its rich history associated with the Klondike Gold Stampede of 1898. Come follow the group’s trek in the footsteps of the gold seekers, along with photos of bear sightings, glaciers, and pristine wilderness.  You will not be disappointed and you might even be inspired.

Doug Burroughs for meeting information:



Bells Bend / Beaman after-Thanksgiving hike.  Up to 10 miles.  Easy to moderate. We’ll hike off some of our holiday feasting at two scenic Nashville parks. We’ll meet up for carpooling at 9 AM (location TBD based on RSVPs), start with easy trails at Bells Bend, and continue with moderate trails at Beaman. Individuals can choose options for a total of up to roughly 10 miles. Pack a lunch to eat on the trail. 

Mark Hubbard at or 615-715-1517.

    ** December 2019 **  



CHAPTER NEWS December 2019 will be the eighteenth year we have been invited to wrap customer gifts at REI (Brentwood) in exchange for donations. We will again be wrapping gifts on Saturday, December 7th from 10:00 to 6:00. This is a departure from the past, as it is not the same day as our Christmas party. So those of you who have not been able to participate in the past, feel free to join us this year! We need volunteers for 2 hour shifts to both wrap gifts and talk about TTA. The donations we receive are used to help with the completion of the Cumberland Trail. So come join in on this Fundraiser and volunteer for a 2 hour shift. 

 To volunteer:  Amy Sutton at 615 739-5858 or at

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