The Plateau chapter serves hikers in the Crossville and Monterey area. 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.

Meetings are held monthly at 6:30 PM CT on the second Thursday at the First United Methodist Church Annex, 69 Neecham St, Crossville, TN (map). Meet at La Costa Restuarant, The Crossings, at 4:45 PM CT for dinner before the meeting,

For more information about the Plateau chapter, contact the chapter co-chairs, Cheryl Heckler or Bob Obohoski by email, or Cheryl by telephone at 931-200-7436 or, Bob by telephone at 931-456-4282.

Bill Quattrociocchii is the Chapter Treasurer, and can be reached by telephone at (931-484-4230 or by email).

Upcoming Plateau Hikes and Programs:

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Date Chapter Hike Leader or Contact
    Updated Jun 13, 2019 Please pre-register. Schedules are subject to change!
    ** June 2019 **  



Saturday – BSF, Jamestown, TN -  Parker Mountain Trail/ Buffalo Arch. This will be a 5.1 mi in/out hike to Buffalo Arch and a wet weather waterfall.  Depart 7:30 am CT from Cracker Barrel’s rear lot in Crossville.  Carpool cost is $6.  Don’t forget tick/bug spray and sunscreen.   Pack water, snacks and lunch. 

Contact the hike coordinator, Deb Westervelt, via email or text/call 931-267-2243 for more info.



Wednesday – Rugby State Natural Area- Rugby, TN - White Oak, Kellogg, and Massengale Loop Trails.  We will hike the easy 4.1 mi White Oak and Kellogg loops then eat lunch at the Harrow Rd Cafe or the RM Brooks General Store.  After lunch we will hike the 1 mile easy Massengale Loop. Depart 7:30 am CT from Cracker Barrel’s rear lot in Crossville.           Carpool cost is $5. Don’t forget tick/bug spray and sunscreen.   Pack water, snacks.

 For additional information contact Bruce Whitehead, 941 716 3620 or



Wedneday - Brushy MountainPrison Tour, Petros, TN. This weeks journey will be a 1 hour guided tour ($20 - 10% senior or military discount) of Brushy Mountain Prison, which opened in 1896 and is now closed. This prison had no air conditioning or flat screen TVs. It housed James Earl Ray (Martin Luther King’s assassin), Big John Tate (one time world heavy weight boxing champion), and Tony Robinson (UT and Redskins quarterback), among many others.  We will also visit the End of Line Distillery and eat at the Wardens Table. Optional 2.2 in/out mi moderate (gradual grade up on an old road) hike to the Old Prison Mine where several buildings remain. Depart 8:00 AM CT from the Crossville Outlet Mall west parking lot. Carpool cost is $7.  Pack water for the hike.  

For additional information contact Bruce Whitehead, 941 716 3620 or and to sign up.

    ** August 2019 **  



11:00 am Third Quarter TTA Board Meeting

Hermitage Branch Library
3700 James Kay Lane
Hermitage, TN 37076


    ** October 2019 **  



October 18-20, 2019.  Annual Membership meeting.

Fairfield Glade. Crossville, TN

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