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

Regular chapter meetings are being held at 7:00 pm on the first Tuesday of each month at the First Methodist Church in Hendersonville. (Directions.)

Sally Ticaric and Bob Crouch are the co-chairs of the chapter. You may contact both of them at this e–mail address.

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Upcoming Sumner Trails Hikes and Programs:

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Date Chapter Hike Leader or Contact
    Updated Feb 19, 2017 Please pre-register. Schedules are subject to change!
    ** February 2017 **  


Sumner Trails

FEB 25 SHELBY BOTTOMS GREENWAY 4.5 miles EASY  This is a good wintertime walk since it can be real steamy in the summertime.  This is a pretty flat walk on 8 ft. wide paved greenway and follows the west bank of the Cumberland river.  We will start at the Forest Green trailhead and walk downstream, ending up at the Nature Center in shelby Park - this hike will require us to do a shuttle.  After the hike we’ll have lunch at a Nashville classic: - The Gerst House- before returning to Hendersonville.  Meet at First Presbyterian Church in Hendersonville at 9 AM CT for carpooling or at the Forest Green Trailhead at 9:45 CT.  For further info contact River Rat Al.

Al Ballenger at  

    ** March 2017 **  


Sumner Trails

Mar 18 ROCK ISLAND STATE PARK, Rock Island, TN 2 miles-Easy. We will meet Ranger Matt Garrison at the Old Mill parking lot and Great Falls overlook and learn about the historical significance of the river and it’s long time relationship to the area - then we will proceed to the Powerhouse and hike the 1.7 mile Downstream Trail featuring Twin Falls and the Blue Hole.  Bring water, snacks, shoes you don’t mind getting wet, and your wildflower book.  After the hike we will have a late lunch at Rock Island Market in rock Island before heading back. Meet for carpooling at First Presbyterian Church in Hendersonville at 9 AM CT or at the State Park Visitors Center @11:30 AM CT.    

Al Ballenger 


Sumner Trails

Mar 31 - FONTANEL MANISION,4125 Whites Creek Pike.  This is an easy hike with only a slight climb.  We may investigate the connection to Metro Greenway that connects to the trail system.  Dustance would be 1.5 to 3 miles depending on which option we choose.  Lunch at the restaurant on site for those interested after the hike.  For carpool please meet at Kroger Glenbrook parking lot at 9:15 AM or at Fontanel parking lot around 10:00 AM CT.  For more info please contact hike leader.

Sally Ticaric at 615-218-1086 or


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