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 Aug 22, 2019 Please pre-register. Schedules are subject to change!
    ** August 2019 **  



Nashville Chapter Monthly Meeting.
7-9 PM in the Community Room at the back of the REI store in Brentwood TN: 261 Franklin Rd.
It’s time for our annual Show and Tell meeting! Members and friends ARE the program - along with pictures of your adventures on trails, from Tennessee to Timbuktu. You’re welcome to bring your photos on a thumb drive (best), CD, or hard copy. The more the merrier! Please sign up in advance for this with Doug Burroughs (, so we can apportion time fairly to all who want to show photos. Bring friends too and prepare to be inspired as the prospect of cooler weather brings new incentive to get out there.

Contact Doug Burroughs at or 615-587-0085 (to leave a message).

    ** September 2019 **  



Sept 4, 11, 18, 25-Weekly Wednesday Hikes- Radnor Lake State Park, Nashville TN. 5 miles.  Moderate. Start time is 7 AM.  Meet by the Visitor Center, West Parking Lot off Granny White: 1160 Otter Creek Road.  The hike has elevation gains on both Ganier Ridge and South Cove Trails.  We usually walk at a moderate pace and finish up around 9 AM.  There are several opportunities to take shorter and flatter alternatives if you want to make it an easier hike.

Contact Doug Burroughs at 615-587-0085



Sunday, September 8 –Flat Rock SNA. 4 easy miles. Flat Rock is a lesser used and beautiful example of middle Tennessee cedar glades and barrens. Hikers can meet at the East Thompson Lane Kroger in Nashville at 10:30 AM or at the Flat Rock trailhead at 11:30 AM. Those interested will head over to Carmen’s Taqueria afterwards.

Please register with Mark Hubbard: / 615-715-1517



Saturday, Sept 14 - Natchez Trace area - various trails. West of Spring Hill, TN. Moderate. 5-6 miles total before lunch. Meet at 7:30 AM in Franklin.   We’ll decide on a combination of: Gordon House and Ferry (1 mile), Devil’s Backbone (3 miles), Stillhouse Hollow (1.5 miles), and/or Meriwether Lewis Loop (3.5 miles).  We’ll finish in time for lunch at the Mt. Pleasant Grille.  

For more information on meeting arrangements and to register contact Doug Burroughs at or 615-587-0085 (leave a message).



Tuesday, September 24, 7 PM - Monthly Nashville Chapter Meeting. 7:00 pm. Rick Lausten will present Hiking in Western Ireland. He and his group hiked along the Cliffs of Moher, 47 miles of the West Connemara Way and 52 miles of the Dingle Way. They also took a tour of the "Ring of Kerry", explored Killarney and had a medieval banquet at Bunratty Castle. Come see why Ireland is favorite destination for many people.
Location: REI Brentwood, 261 Franklin Rd, Brentwood, TN 37027.  We meet in the Community Room at the back of the store.

    ** October 2019 **  



October 18-20, 2019.  Annual Membership meeting.

Fairfield Glade. Crossville, TN

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