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 14, 2019 Please pre-register. Schedules are subject to change!
    ** February 2019 **  

2/17
Sun

Nashville

Nashville Urban Sunday afternoon hike!  5 miles. Easy.  We will meet at 1:00 pm near the main entrance to Marathon Village, more specifically, next to the American Pickers shop near 1200 Clinton Street.   Random parking can be found as well as some paid parking lots.  https://www.marathonvillage.net/  Our hike will begin heading east along Lifeway Plaza, where a close-up look at this new development awaits, and then up capitol hill to walk the perimeter of our beautiful state capitol.  We’ll take 8th Avenue down to Broadway and walk to 4th Avenue, then heading north up to Charlotte and to 5th, continuing north across James Robertson Parkway toward the ballpark and beyond, and then across Jefferson Street into Germantown.   We continue 4 or 5 blocks north, then left onto Hume Street at the old Werthan factory and around it to Taylor Street and then south on 6th Avenue towards Bicentennial Mall, and alongside it.  At Harrison Street we turn west to make our way back to the starting point.  Distance is estimated at 5 miles and 3 hours.  

Hike leader: Tom Vickstrom – tomzinger55@gmail.com  615-405-6713

2/23
Sat

Nashville

Shelby Bottom Greenway. 4-6 miles. Easy. We will meet at the trailhead at Wave Country on Two Rivers Pkwy and cross the amazing pedestrian bridge over the Cumberland River. Then we will mostly hike the Primitive Trails that adjoin the Greenway including the Cornelia Fort Trail. The distance we walk will depend on the wishes of the group. Tennis shoes will be fine for this hike. Bring water and snacks. You are invited to join Libby for soup and sandwiches at Libby’s house afterward.  Bad weather will cancel this hike. 

 

Please register for meeting time at libbyslibbys@comcast.net or call 615-319- 7501.

2/26
Tue

Nashville

Monthly Meeting. REI, Brentwood TN. 7:00.  Raymond Myers hiked the 220 mile John Muir Trail this past August. The JMT starts in Yosemite National Park and traverses some of the most beautiful mountain areas in America, finishing atop Mt. Whitney. He will offer a presentation with slides on his adventure!  

Contact Doug Burroughts for more information.  615-587-0085.  Leave a message.

    ** March 2019 **  

3/9
Sat

Nashville

Honey Creek/Big South Fork National Recreation Area, Near Rugby TN. 5 mies.  Very Strenuous. This is a difficult hike through creeks, over boulders, and up steep and rugged terrain. There will also be great overviews, waterfalls, and interesting geological features. Bring water, snacks/lunch, waterproof boots with ankle support, hiking poles, and clothing appropriate for the weather that day.   Karl says,”This is one of the longest five mile hikes I know!”  https://www.nps.gov/biso/planyourvisit/upload/honctrl.pdf

Contact or karld@comcast.net.Karl Dupre at 615-207-2250 

3/16
Sat

Nashville

Collins Gulf Loop Trail, South Cumberland State Park, Gruetli-Laager, TN. 12 plus miles. Difficult due to distance, rocky terrain and elevation changes. Joint hike with the Murfreesboro Chapter. We will hike past West Collins campground to the loop on the east side, passing Suter Falls and Horsepound Falls. In addition to spectacular waterfalls this trail has awesome spring wildflowers. Bring water, snacks and lunch. Bring hiking sticks, sturdy hiking boots, and clothing appropriate for the weather. Bring water shoes for creek crossings and a head lamp.   Meeting Place: I-24 exit 59, Floor & Decor (former Target) Parking lot - 5420 Target Dr, Antioch, TN 37013. Meeting Time: 7:00 AM (Should be at trailhead around 9:00 AM).Collins Gulf West Trailhead is searchable on navigation devices.

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

3/23
Sat

Nashville

Montgomery Bell State Park, Burns TN. Overnight Trail. 10.5 miles. (This is  a rescheduling of the January Hike that was to be led by Doug Burroughs but was cancelled for weather).  Strenuous. 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. Or meet at the park at 8:30.

Nancy Juodenas at njlj1011@gmail.com or 615-319-8811 for more information and to register.

3/26
Tue

Nashville

Monthly Meeting 7 pm in the Community Room at REI, 261 Franklin Rd, Brentwood, TN 37027. Grand Canyon Rim-to-Rim Backpack. If the Grand Canyon is on your bucket list, this program is for you!  This past October, four Nashville TTA Chapter members, organized by Nancy Juodenas, backpacked for 4 days and 3 nights from the North Rim to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon in Arizona.  They encountered snow, rain, and sunshine along the way.  This trip was with an outfitter, so their expert guide helped to identify the geology, plants, and animals, as well as Native American artifacts and history, along the way.  They will present a slideshow and bring informational materials about the hike and the area.  See you there.

Contact Doug Burroughs at 615-587-0085 or Nancy Juodenas at 615-319-8811

3/30
Sat

Nashville

Grand Gap Loop. Big South Fork NRA. Jamestown TN. 6.6 mies. Moderate.  The Grand Gap Loop goes along the rim of the Big South Fork river gorge. Since you are atop the Plateau the entire way, changes in elevation are minimal, making the 6.6 mile hike doable by anyone in decent hiking shape. There are two beautiful overlooks on this hike. The hike will take about 3 hours. Bring water, sturdy hiking boots, hiking poles, snacks and lunch.  Meet at The Fed Ex parking lot on Donelson Pike. 


Doug King cell 615-542-0486 for more information and to register 

 

    ** May 2019 **  

5/4
Sat

TTA

1:00 pm Second Quarter TTA Board Meeting

Hermitage Branch Library
3700 James Kay Lane
Hermitage, TN 37076

36.1771896,-86.6155296

    ** August 2019 **  

8/3
Sat

TTA

1:00 pm Third Quarter TTA Board Meeting

Hermitage Branch Library
3700 James Kay Lane
Hermitage, TN 37076

36.1771896,-86.6155296

    ** October 2019 **  

10/18-
10/20

TTA

October 18-20, 2019.  Annual Membership meeting.

Fairfield Glade. Crossville, TN

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