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:


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.

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Date Chapter Hike Leader or Contact
    Updated May 24, 2020 Please pre-register. Schedules are subject to change!
    ** June 2020 **  


Sumner Trails

Tuesday June 2     Eagle Pass Trail    2.6 miles  Easy   This trail is the extension of the paved Ashland City Greenway starting at the Sycamore Harbor trailhead on Chapmansboro Road and ending up at the Cheatham Dam picnic area. The trail surface is mostly gravel and there is very little elevation change. Most of the trail is alongside the East bank of the Cumberland River on the old Tennessee Central Railroad grade with nice views of the river - perhaps we will spot the namesake eagle. For the most part, the trail is shady in the morning hours. You might want to wear hiking shoes or boots because of the gravel surface but you won’t need hiking sticks or poles. If you don’t want to drink from the river you might want to bring water. Also please bring a sack lunch and we will sit on picnic tables along the river bank after the hike using proper distancing of course. We are not allowed to carpool but please meet at First Presbyterian Church, 172 West Main Street in Hendersonville at 9am CT and we will caravan to the trailhead. If you would like to go please email me at and I will take the emails in the order I receive them since we are limited to 10 hikers. To register or for further info contact Eagle Owl at or call/text at (615) 454-7673 

Eagle Owl at 

call/text at (615) 454-7673


Sumner Trails

Thursday, June 11th,  Beaman Park, 3.9miles. Nashville 9:30 am . Easy to moderate with a couple of hills. Join us on a 3.9 Mile total out and back that leaves from the Beaman Park Highlands Trailhead. We will follow the RidgetopTrail out & back. Should be less strenuous than our hikes from the Nature Center. Hiking poles recommended. Those who wish to carpool, please meet us at the Kroger in the Glenbrook Shopping Center at 9:00 am (1010 Glenbrook Way, Hendersonville) or meet at the park at the Highland Trailhead at 9:30. Take a right on Eaton’s Creek Road off of Old Hickory before the turn into the Nature Center. Then take a left on Little Marrowbone Road and a left into the park. Continue up the hill to the Highlands Trailhead. For more information please contact Duane Frichtl at or 309-830-9720.  We hope you will join us!   We may not be able to carpool dependent on any restrictions at that time. Also, may have to limit the hike to 10.  

Duane Frichtl 
or 309-830-9720

    ** October 2020 **  



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