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 Feb 19, 2017 Please pre-register. Schedules are subject to change!
    ** February 2017 **  



Virgin Falls, Sparta TN. Moderate to strenuous. 8 miles 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 foot elevation change. (We’ll be hiking uphill on the way out.)  Please bring snacks, lunch, boots, hiking 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.  

Doug Burroughs at or 615-587-0085 



Program meeting. 7:00, REI Brentwood TN. The Cumberland Trail has been a work in progress since the earliest days of the Tennessee Trails Association. Bob Fulcher manages the trail as our state’s first linear state park. He will be bringing us history and updates on the trail in which many TTA members have invested their sweat equity as well as financial support. Come to hear what’s open and what’s happening on the CT

    ** March 2017 **  



Cheeks Bend Trail in the Duck River Complex State Natural Area (2 miles) followed by the Adeline Wilhoite River Trail in Henry Horton State Park, 3.5 miles. The Cheeks Bend trail will take us through a hardwood forest with river bluffs along the Duck River which is recognized world-wide and featured in National Geographic for its large array of plant and animal life. From there we’ll travel to Henry Horton State Park - less than 30 minutes’ drive - and hike the Adeline Wilhoite River Trail. Both trails are easy to moderate.  

Nora Beck, 615-17-6486 or



Walls of Jericho, near Winchester TN.  7-8 miles. strenuous. The Walls of Jericho is a 750-acre natural area that is within the 8,943-acre Bear Hollow Mountain Wildlife Management Area (WMA), which is contiguous to the Skyline WMA in Alabama. -  Descending steeply, the white-blazed trail (red on the Alabama side) crosses several creeks, streams, and horse paths on its way down to a skinny log bridge over Mill Creek. After passing a field clearing (a popular campsite area for overnighters) the trail continues on the south side of Turkey Creek on an often muddy and slippery path. At mile 3.7, you’ll reach the Walls of Jericho natural amphitheater.  

Call or email Karl Dupre at 615-207-2250, 



Radnor Lake State Park, Nashville TN. 5-6  miles. moderate. Meet at the entrance off Granny White Pike, hike along Lake Trail to Ganier Ridge,  then across the road to South Cove and back to Granny White Pike entrance. 

Betty Magee, (615) 319-5394, e-mail:



Beaman Park, Joelton, TN. 4-5 miles. Moderate.  We will meet at the park visitor center and start at 1:30 in the afternoon.  We’ll hike in across Tennessee woodlands to the loop and follow it across moderately hilly terrain. (elevation changes approx 200 feet).  The trail follows a creek for a ways and also goes along a ridge.  This will be about a 4 mile hike; however depending on the group we may add another mile.   Beaman Park is a beautiful gem of a park within Davidson County.  It receives much less visitation than others due to its outlying location along the northwest rim of the Nashville Basin. Driving access via Briley Parkway or Old Hickory Blvd. See website for details.   

Tom Vickstrom   615-405-6713 or



Ellington Agricultural Center, Nashville TN.  2 - 3 miles. Easy.  There are creeks to play in if people want to wear sandals or water shoes. We’ll start at Kathie Tange-Dupre’s house, walk through the back yards in her neighborhood until we reach a bridge, then cross into the Ag Center. We’ll walk most of the perimeter of the campus, go through the museum area and check out the gazebo. Start time 8:30. 

Kathie Tange-Dupre at or call/text at 615-512-1520 .

Address is 5045 Briarwood Drive (Harding Place to Danby (south) to Briarwood – NOT from Edmonson).  



Program Meeting. REI, Brentwood TN.  7:00. The Southeast Cave Conservancy,Inc. (SCCI) works actively to conserve subterranean treasures in six southeastern states. Fortunately, Tennessee is one of them. The group celebrated 25 years of conservation work in 2016 and now owns or leases 34 cave properties, protecting and preserving habitat for creatures that in many cases live nowhere else. SCCI’s executive director Ray Knott will be talking about this dynamic group’s mission and their work. Bring your friends! 


Nora Beck, 615-17-6486 or


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