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 Aug 18, 2017 Please pre-register. Schedules are subject to change!
    ** August 2017 **  

8/22
Tue

Nashville

Chapter meeting. REI. Brentwood TN. 7:00 pm.  Tonight is our ninth annual "Show and Tell" meeting. Join us for a fun evening of personal accounts of hiking adventures in Tennessee and beyond. You’re invited to bring photos on a thumb drive (preferred, using the chapter’s laptop and projector) or CD, Show us where you’ve been and what you saw! Remember, some of the very best adventures are close to home. Please let Nora Beck know in advance that you’re planning to be a show-er and teller so that time can be allotted fairly to all presenters - we’ll have approximately 1 1/2 hours total time. Come and pique our interest as cooler weather  approaches - inspiration is always welcome! 

Nora Beck: 615-517-6486

8/26
Sat

Nashville

Stones River Greenway Hike. Donelson, Tn. 6 miles. easy.  This hike includes rolling hills, a close-up walk past two historic mansions, and considerable time walking directly alongside Stones River.  It takes place on a paved greenway. 8:30 am start time. We will start at the greenway trailhead at the parking lot of Kohl’s Hermitage, which is in Jackson Downs shopping plaza, just past Target.  From Briley Parkway exit 8, the driving distance along Lebanon Pike is 3.5 miles east.   Our hike will first head north along the greenway with a slight detour to the Stone Hall mansion, and then up into metro owned parkland, the former Ravenwood country club golf course to the crest of the hill and then back- about 2 miles.  Then from our starting point we follow the greenway along Stones River, including some boardwalks and some interesting sights.  We’ll bear right at the first junction and walk over to the Clover Bottom Mansion, an Italianate home built in 1958.  We retrace our footsteps back to parking lot.    

 

Tom Vickstrom  615-405-6713   tomzinger55@gmail.com

 

    ** September 2017 **  

9/17
Sun

Nashville

  

Urban hike – Nashville 4-5 miles.  easy.  Meet at 9:30 am, at Lot R near the south end of Nissan Stadium near the river. Lot R has over 1,075 free parking spaces and is easily accessible from I-65 / I-24 via Exit 84 (Shelby Avenue) or via Korean Veteran’s Boulevard. Signage helps direct cars to Lot R.  www.parkitdowntown.com has parking maps available, and lot R is numbered 141 on that map.  Free parking.  Look for the large red sculpture near the waterfront, close to the Bridge building – we start there- near the waterfront. It is an away game date for the Titans, by the way.

The hike will proceed along the East Bank Greenway through Cumberland Park for a short distance.  We will cross the Seigenthaler Pedestrian Bridge and go south up the Cumberland River Greenway through the Ascend amphitheater and up Rolling Mill Hill Greenway. Crossing the Richard Fulton campus, we take Lindsley Avenue over to Ash Street. This will lead us to the brand new Division Street Connector which is a bridge whose sidewalk offers a panoramic view of downtown.  Continuing on Division Street to 12th Avenue South, we turn into the Gulch and onto 11th Avenue S.  From there, Demonbreum Street east across above the railroad tracks and work our way to Broadway, passing Frist Center. Following Broadway to 5th Avenue, past Country Music Hall of Fame, then east along the Korean Veterans Boulevard, and across the bridge to starting point.

 

Tom Vickstrom   tomzinger55@gmail.com or 615-405-6713

 

9/30
Sat

Nashville

Sewanee Perimeter Loop, Sewanee, TN: 9 miles: Rated Moderate to Difficult (due to distance and elevation changes). We will start at Greens View and hike counter-clockwise to a nice overlook before across the plateau on a forest road that passes by the equestrian center.  On the other side of the plateau, we’ll hike down to Bridalveil Falls and then across to the War Memorial at University View.  From there, we walk across the University campus back to the start.  Bring lunch/snacks, water. good hiking boots, and clothing appropriate to the weather.  Option: Shenanagin’s for post-hike nourishment. Meeting Place: Conn’s HomePlus (formerly Target): 5330 Cane Ridge Road, Antioch TN 37013. Meeting Time: 7:30 AM (Should be at trailhead around 9:30 AM).

Doug Burroughs at dougburroughs@tennessee.usa.com or (615) 587-0085 (please leave a message) 

    ** October 2017 **  

10/13-
10/15

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