The Soddy Daisy chapter welcomes hikers from Hamilton County and the surrounding area. Hikes are scheduled throughout the year on the many trails in this region. For information about upcoming events, check the TTA calendar on this site or, check the Soddy Daisy google calendar.

The Chapter meets quarterly on the Tuesday of the week following the TTA board meetings in February, May, August, and October at 6:00pm ET at Burk's United Methodist Church, 6433 Hixson Pike, Hixson.

For more information, contact:

  • Chapter Chair: Jean Smith via e-mail or at 423-596-7681.
  • Treasurer: Robertson (Bob) McGavock via e-mail or at 423-667-2960.
  • Hike Coordinator: Patricia Appleton via e-mail or call 423-332-6517.

Upcoming Soddy Daisy Hikes and Programs:


As parks reopen across the state, TTA Chapters should follow the guidelines as stated by the Local, State, and Federal authorities.

This is an interpretation of these guidelines for any hike or event designated as a Tennessee Trails Association event as approved by the Tennessee Trails Board of Directors:

· In order to practice social distancing, all participants should arrive in their own transportation. No carpooling.

· Hikers should travel less than an hour from their home to a planned hike

· Hikes should have 10 or less participants. Try to hike at times when the park is less crowded, especially the parking lot and trailhead.

Be aware of changes that may lessen or increase these restrictions as the recovery progresses.

Visit the Tennessee State Parks Tips for Visitors website.

Click here if you want to be notified by email whenever the TTA web calendar is updated.

Date Chapter Hike Leader or Contact
    Updated Jul 04, 2020 Please pre-register. Schedules are subject to change!
    ** July 2020 **  


Soddy Daisy

Old Stone Fort State Archaeological Park, Manchester, TN.  5 miles, moderate. Joint hike with the Highland Rim Chapter.  We will hike along the Duck River where we will see Bluehole Falls and Big Falls, which is 30 feet high.  We will hike the Backbone Trail and the Forks of the River Trail, where we will see the confluence of the Duck and Little Duck Rivers. We will hike the Moat Trail and along the Little Duck River to view  Step Falls, which has a series of tiered waterfalls cascading down into the Little Duck River.  And we will hike the park’s newest trail, the Chumbley Woods Trail, which features ridgelines and the Little Duck River in a beautiful hardwood forest.  Contact Joan Hartvigsen, or 931-962-0811 to register.  We will meet at the Museum/Visitor Center at 8 am CDT. Bring water, lunch, hiking sticks and wear sturdy hiking boots.  


Joan Hartvigsen
931-636-2914. Cell
931-962-0811 home

    ** October 2020 **  



2020 Annual Meeting. Montgomery Bell State Park.

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