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 Dec 11, 2017 Please pre-register. Schedules are subject to change!
    ** December 2017 **  



Bryant Grove Trail, Long Hunter State Park, Hermitage TN. 8 miles, moderate. This flat, winding trail connects the Couchville Lake area to Bryant Grove Recreation Area as it follows the shore of Percy Priest Lake. The path visits several unique habitats, including rare limestone glades. It crosses a wooden bridge above Bryant Grove Creek, where green heron are occasionally seen wading and feeding. The one-mile marker (coming from Couchville Lake) is a good "habitat edge" birding spot for warblers, vireos and other species.  Keep an eye out for owls, hawks and raccoons along the trail. No pets allowed. We’ll meet at 8:30 AM CST at the Park Visitor Center, 2910 Hobson Pike, Hermitage, Tennessee 37076.  

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

    ** January 2018 **  



Percy Warner Park, Nashville TN.  11.2 miles.  Strenuous for distance.  Come out and work off some of those Holiday goodies with a long walk in one of Nashville’s prettiest parks!   We will  meet at the newish Percy Warner Golf Club House,1221 Forrest Park Dr, Nashville TN 37205 and walk an 11.2 mile loop on the paved roads in the park.  Bring water, snacks, lunch, footwear for a long hike on asphalt roads, and clothing appropriate for the weather.  Option 1: There will be a 6-mile option for those who want to cut the loop short and know the route back.  Option 2: Stop for a warmup, refreshments, etc. about halfway along at the Harpeth Hills Golf Club House.  

Doug Burroughs at or leave a message at 615-587-0085



Carpool to the Poteet’s Chilly Chili Hike in Monteagle / Sewanee.  Hike the new Sherwood Forest Acquisition, the latest land acquisition of the South Cumberland State Park.  (See the Highland Rim Chapter section for full description, including for the chili and pot luck afterward.)  The hike starts at 9:00 AM in Franklin County.    

Doug Burroughs or leave a message at 615-587-0085 for more information about carpooling to this fun event.



Chapter Meeting. The Tennessee Naturalist program offers nature lovers the opportunity to advance their own knowledge and understanding of the natural world in our state, and to pass it on to others by volunteering. There are now eight chapters of Tennessee Naturalists around the state. Bill Loewer of Cedars of Lebanon State Park administers the chapter based at his park, and he will be describing the program at our January meeting. Find out how you can be certified as a Tennessee Naturalist and pay it forward.  Bring a nature-loving friend!

Nora Beck: 615-517-6486,



Eagle Pass section of the Bicentennial Cumberland River Trail.  Ashland City, TN. 6.5 miles. Easy.  This is a beautiful time of year to hike this trail that runs alongside the Cumberland River.  With the leaves off the trees the river is visible for most of the 2.5 miles to the Corp of Engineers Campground at Lock A.  Wildfowl abound and the bluffs provide a nice backdrop to the river scene.  Once we arrive at the campground we will ascend a short 1.5 mile trail to a spectacular overlook and then wind our way back down to the Eagle Pass trail for the 2.5 mile return trip.  There is a nice picnic shelter at the campground where we can stop for snacks and refreshment before returning to our cars at the parking area on Chapmansboro Rd.  The trail is flat but it’s advisable to wear hiking boots or at least sturdy trail runners.  Bring water and snacks. You may also want to bring hiking poles and binoculars. 

Nancy Juodenas at 615-319-8811 or e-mail at 


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