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 21, 2018 Please pre-register. Schedules are subject to change!
    ** February 2018 **  



Panther Branch and Spicewood Trails, Frozen Head State Park, Wartburg, TN. 9 miles. STRENUOUS. This hike to Frozen Head Mountain is one of the highest peaks in the Cumberlands and features nice views. We will ascend the mountain on the Panther Branch Trail and descend using the Spicewood Trail. The hike is 9 miles and is rated STRENUOUS because of the elevation change of almost 2000 feet. Bring snacks, lunch, and water. We would meet at the FedEx office at 540 Donelson Pike at 6 AM. Call Karl Dupre at 615-207-2250( for information or to join the hike.

 Karl Dupre at 615-207-2250 or for information or to join the hike.



Chapter Meeting. 7:00 - 900 PM.  Joan Bentley will be sharing pictures and stories from her trip to India in the winter of 2017. She traveled as a participant with Friendship Force International. She spent time in several cities that included Nashik, Mumbai, Mysore, Delhi, Jaipur and Agra. Her presentation will share both the richness and poverty of this exotic country. Bring a friend!  REI in Brentwood TN: 261 Franklin Rd, Brentwood, TN 37027

Nora Beck

    ** March 2018 **  



Pogue Creek Canyon State Natural Area. 4.5 miles. Strenuous but short. This trail starts at the main entrance to Pogue Creek Canyon State Natural Area on Highway 154, just west of the entrance to Pickett State Park. It will require a very brief shuttle to/from the trailhead just around the corner on Blackhouse Mountain Road. The trail is strenuous due to lots of elevation changes; it takes us through some spectacular terrain and beautiful views. Pogue Creek Canyon photos will inspire you. check it out at and search on Pogue Creek Canyon. Speed will not be a priority. Sturdy hiking boots, trekking poles or a good hiking stick, snacks and water; layers for temperature changes. Rain will cancel. Contact

 Nora Beck, 615-517-6486 or norellibee@gmail.comto register and for complete logistics.



Montgomery Bell State Park, Burns TN.  Overnight Trail.  This is a strenuous hike due to the length of 10.5 miles.  Wooded terrain with some hills.  The trail passes by several lakes, a historic cabin and church, and historic iron ore pits.  Bring water, snacks/lunch, boots, and clothing appropriate for the weather that day.  There is an option after the hike to stop for food at the State Park Inn dining room or somewhere on the way back to town.     Meeting Place: WalMart near 7044 Charlotte Pike parking lot just north of I-40.  Meeting Time: 7:30 AM.

Doug Burroughs at or (615) 587-0085 (leave a message) for more information and to register.



Hidden Lakes, Harpeth River State Park, Pegram TN. 4 miles, easy.  Come discover a hidden jewel near Bellevue/Nashville.  We will  meet at the Hidden Lakes parking lot at 9:00 CT. and hike a series of intertwining loops for a total of 4 miles.  This is not a strenuous hike, but hiking poles and  boots or trailrunners with good tred are advisable.  There are some narrow and rocky ledges to navigate.    

Call or text Nancy Juodenas at 615-319-8811. Or email at for more information and to register.



Chapter Meeting. In September 2017, five Nashville women and a Nashville expat hiked from the west coast of England east to Robin Hood’s Bay on the North Sea. It brought them 192 miles worth of adventure. June Callahan and Marietta Poteet will present their accounts of this epic trip at our March meeting. Prepare to be inspired and amazed. Bring a friend.


Nora Beck, 615-517-6486 or


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