TTA has chartered the Sumner Trail chapter to serve folks living in Hendersonville, Gallatin, and the Sumner County area.

The Sumner Trail chapter co-Chairs are Marcia Powell and Jenny Fitzgerald. Marcia can be reached at 615-517-8185 and Jenny can be reached at 217-855-3013. They both can be reached at this e–mail address.

The Chapter Treasurer is John Jones, 615-533-0127 or this e–mail.

The Chapter's Board Representative is Duane Frichtl, 309-830-9720 or this e–mail.

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Upcoming Sumner Trails Hikes and Programs:


In compliance with CDC coronavirus guidelines, all TTA organized hikes and group events are cancelled until further notice.

Statement from TTA President:

As with each of you, we have been closely monitoring the daily changes in the spread of the COVID-19 Virus. During the past week we have listened to the recommendations outlined. To slow the spread The President’s Coronavirus Guidelines for America recommends avoiding social gatherings of more than 10 people. The health and safety of our members is at the forefront of our minds. We believe it is important to adhere to the best practices suggested by the Department of Health and CDC. Tennessee State Parks remain open at this time to visitors to hike/exercise as you chose; however, all park-hosted events from March 16 to March 31, 2020 are cancelled. If you chose to hike we encourage you to take your own soap-sanitizers as public restrooms can run out at times. 

Therefore, Tennessee Trails Association Board of Directors request that our clubs and members follow the recommended protocol and cancel all TTA hikes and group events until further notice.

Mary Etta Ward
TTA President
March 18, 2020


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Date Chapter Hike Leader or Contact
    Updated Mar 26, 2020 Please pre-register. Schedules are subject to change!
    ** March 2020 **  


Sumner Trails


Monday, March 30, Spring Wildflower Hike on the Jones Mill Trail (Long Hunter State Park) Easy to moderate. Join us on the trail as it meanders through several cedar glades and wooded trails and boasts an impressive array of spring wildflowers. We’ll hike the outer loop which ascends Bald Knob, the highest overlook on Percy Priest Lake and circle back for a 3.5 mile trek. While we will keep the hike moving, there will be occasional stops to observe various Spring wildflowers that are in early bloom. Be advised this is also a mountain bike trail, and the occasional bike(s) get first right of way. Carpool will leave the Glenbrook Kroger at 8:45 am, or meet us at Jones Mill Trail head at 9:30 am, located at 9933 Barnett Road, Mt Juliet TN (use this address as trail head is a different location than main entrance to the park). We’ll have lunch at the Margarita House Mexican Restaurant before carpooling home. Contact Jenny Fitzgerald at (615) 517-8185 or with questions. Hope you can join us! 


Jenny Fitzgerald  (615) 517-8185

    ** October 2020 **  



2020 Annual Meeting. Montgomery Bell State Park.

Hosted by Nashville and Sumner Trails Chapters.

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