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:


Tennessee Trails Association chapters adhere to all applicable laws, rules, and guidelines for any given setting when organizing hikes and events. Out of concern for those who join us, their families, and our community, we conduct our hikes in a way which conforms to current COVID‑19 guidelines. If you have questions, contact your local chapter’s hike coordinator.

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


Sumner Trails

Cancelled.  This hike will be rescheduled at a later date.

Cancelled.   Stones River Battlefield Boundary Trail. 3.3 miles.
 Easy hike that is a mix of paved and natural surface paths. The trail winds thru historical features of this National Battlefield and is a mix of open sunny meadows, glades and shaded woods. If you would like to caravan to the trailhead please meet us at the Glenbrook Kroger (1010 Glenbrook Way) at 9 am. Otherwise please meet us at the Visitor Center parking lot 10 am (3501 Old Nashville Highway, Murfreesboro). Dogs allowed on leash. Note the visitor center may or may not be open on this day depending on Covid closures, but trails will be open for us. We hope to see you there! Contact Jenny Fitzgerald with questions at (615) 517-8185 or


 Jenny Fitzgerald(615) 517-8185



Sumner Trails

  Saturday, October 31, at 10:00 am. Easy, paved 3 miles. Please join us in your best Halloween costume at the Hendersonville Library parking lot (150 Saundersville Road) for a walk on the Greenway. We will walk to the Lock covered bridge at the ballfields. Families, children, grandchildren, and pets all in costume are welcome and encouraged too! A prize will be awarded for the best costume and after the hike we will share some Apple Cider! We hope you can join us for this Spooktacular Event. Contact Jenny Fitzgerald at (615) 517-8185 or with any questions.

Jenny Fitzgerald 
(615) 517-8185 

    ** November 2020 **  


Sumner Trails

Friday. November 6. Bearwaller Gap Trail. 4.6 miles. Moderate.Named after Black Bears that used to be in middle TN wallowing in the woods. Located near Carthage, TN. Starting at Tater Knob Overlook, the 4.6 mile hike will be 2.3 miles out with one .3 mile hill (grade 5%-24%) to Two Prong Campground and back with one .4 mile hill (grade 8%-25%). Moderate rating with well-marked trail composed of rock, roots, and dirt. Beautiful Cumberland River views. Bring hiking shoes, hiking poles, water, snacks and insect repellant. To carpool, meet 9:00 AM at the Gallatin Wal-Mart, 1112 Nashville Pike, near Chick-Fil-A or 10:00 AM at the Tater Knob Overlook. From Gallatin drive 30 miles east on TN 25. Turn left onto TN 80. Drive 2.6 miles and turn right onto TN 85. Drive 1.6 miles and turn right onto TN 263. Drive 1.7 miles and turn left into Tater Knob Overlook/Bearwaller Gap Trail. Located near Carthage, TN. There are bathrooms located at the trailhead. For those interested, we will discuss eating at a local cafe.  For information, contact Judy Jenkins at 615-403-0002 or email


 contact Judy Jenkins at 615-403-0002 or email



Sumner Trails

Wednesday, November 18 @ 10:00 AM. Town Creek Greenway, Gallatin. 4 miles out and back. Easy, paved greenway along Town Creek from downtown to Triple Creek Park. Meet at 10:00 AM at the public parking lot in downtown Gallatin next to the Fire and Police stations, across from Chubbs restaurant (122 W. Franklin St., just west of Water St.), behind Swainey Swift restaurant. You can extend your hike in to Triple Creek Park if you like. Coffee shop and restaurants downtown are available after the hike. Contact John Thomas,, 925-759-0517 or Donna Thomas,, 925-759-0518.

John Thomas,,

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