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

Les Cleveland is the chair of the chapter. You may contact him at this e–mail address, or by phone or text at 615-719-0031.

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Date Chapter Hike Leader or Contact
    Updated Jan 19, 2019 Please pre-register. Schedules are subject to change!
    ** January 2019 **  

1/26
Sat

Sumner Trails

SATURDAY JANUARY 26, 2019: ASHLAND CITY BICENTENNIAL GREENWAY. 4 miles - EASY. Meet 9:00 AM. This hike is a classic Rails-To-Trails Greenway.  Back in the early 1900’s the Tennessee Central Railroad chugged along this route going from Nashville to Clarksville where it connected to the big Illinois Central Railway. The old T.C. ceased operating in 1968, but you can still see evidence of the railway which eventually became the greenway. This greenway is as flat as any hike you have ever been on and paved all the way, which makes it a nice winter walk. For the first portion of the trai,l there is swamp on the left and steep bluff on the right, but then the trail enters more of an open landscape for the last portion crossing several bridges over creeks and over water from the Sycamore Creek embayment. The highlight of this trail is the iconic large iron trestle bridge over Sycamore Creek.  After the hike, we’ll go to lunch at Riverview Restauant overlooking the Cumberland River. Meet for carpooling at Hendersonville First Presbyterian Church parking lot at 9 AM CT or at the Mark’s Creek trailhead at 10 AM CT . For directions or further info contact Choo Choo Al at ballallenger@aol.com.

 

Choo Choo Al at ballallenger@aol.com

    ** February 2019 **  

2/2
Sat

TTA

11:00 am First Quarter TTA Board Meeting

Hermitage Branch Library
3700 James Kay Lane
Hermitage, TN 37076

36.1771896,-86.6155296

2/7
Thu

Sumner Trails

Thursday. February 7. Sedge Hill, Henry Hollow, and Ridge Top Trails.   3.2 or 7.3 miles. Hike begins 9:30 AM at Beaman Park, Nashville. (Northwestern Davidson County). We will hike together on the Sedge Hill Trail and the Henry Hollow Loop Trail.  Hikers doing the 3.2 mile option will complete the Henry Hollow Loop Trail and return to the Nature Center.  For hikers doing the 7.3 mile option,  we will continue on and return on the Ridge Top Trail before completing the Henry Hollow Loop Trail and  returning to the Nature Center.  The rating is moderate with 380 ft. assent on the 3.2 mile option and 600 ft. assent on the 7.3 mile option.  Trail consists of roots, gravel, rocks, and dirt.  The trail features forested slopes and drier ridge tops.  The park is drained on the north by the Little Marrowbone Creek.  The park features diverse vegetation with forests of oak/hardwood on mid to upper slopes and alluvial hardwood at lower elevations.  Bring water, snacks, hiking shoes, and hiking poles.  Those carpooling,  meet at 9am at the Kroger,  Glenbrook Shopping Center, 1010 Glenbrook Way, Hendersonvile or meet at the Beaman Park Nature Center at 9:30.  The Nature Center address is 5911 Old Hickory Blvd.  Exit west off of I-65 at 0ld Hickory Blvd. (the part north of Nashville), go west for 11 miles and turn right into the Nature Center.

 

 

 

Les Cleveland e-mail: lescleve@gmail.com or call/text at 615-719-0031. 

2/9
Sat

Sumner Trails

Saturday, February 9. Bearwaller Gap Trail. 4.6 Miles. Moderate.

The trail is named after Black Bears (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, and snacks. After the hike, we will eat lunch at Ebel’s in Carthage.

 To carpool, meet at 9am at the Gallatin Wal-Mart, 1112 Nashville Pike, near Chick-Fil-A or meet at 10am at the Tater Knob Overlook trailhead.  Call 615-719-0031 if you are meeting at the trailhead.

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. 

Contact: Les Cleveland, Phone/Text: 615-719-0031, email: lescleve@gmail.com

2/11
Mon

Sumner Trails

Easy Greenway Hike


Monday. February 11.  10:30. Town Creek Greenway,  Gallatin. 3.8 miles. Easy. We will start in downtown Gallatin at the Municipal Parking lot, continue onto the new section of Town Creek Greenway for 1.9 miles to the entrance at Triple Creek Park, and return to downtown. After the hike, we  will eat at Swaney Swift’s on the square. The Greenway walking surface is composed of concrete and asphalt. Walking shoes are fine. Dress warmly. Meet at the Municipal Parking lot, which is between City Hall, 132 W Main St., and Chubb’s Restaurant, 122 W Franklin St. For more more information or questions, contact Richard Fite at  fiteR47@yahoo.com or  615-804-0765.

Richard Fite  fiteR47@yahoo.com or  615-804-0765.

2/14
Thu

Sumner Trails

Thursday. February 14. Sedge Hill, Henry Hollow, and Ridge Top Trails.   3.2 or 7.3 miles. Hike begins 9:30 AM at Beaman Park, Nashville. (Northwestern Davidson County). We will hike together on the Sedge Hill Trail and the Henry Hollow Loop Trail.  Hikers doing the 3.2 mile option will complete the Henry Hollow Loop Trail and return to the Nature Center.  For hikers doing the 7.3 mile option,  we will continue on and return on the Ridge Top Trail before completing the Henry Hollow Loop Trail and  returning to the Nature Center.  The rating is moderate with 380 ft. assent on the 3.2 mile option and 600 ft. assent on the 7.3 mile option.  Trail consists of roots, gravel, rocks, and dirt.  The trail features forested slopes and drier ridge tops.  The park is drained on the north by the Little Marrowbone Creek.  The park features diverse vegetation with forests of oak/hardwood on mid to upper slopes and alluvial hardwood at lower elevations.  Bring water, snacks, hiking shoes, and hiking poles.  Those carpooling,  meet at 9 am at the Kroger,  Glenbrook Shopping Center, 1010 Glenbrook Way, Hendersonvile or meet at the Beaman Park Nature Center at 9:30.  The Nature Center address is 5911 Old Hickory Blvd.  Exit west off of I-65 at 0ld Hickory Blvd. (the part north of Nashville), go west for 11 miles and turn right into the Nature Center.

 


Les Cleveland e-mail: lescleve@gmail.com or call/text at 615-719-0031. 

2/19
Tue

Sumner Trails

Easy Nature Hike

Tuesday, February 19. 2 mile Winter Waterfowl ID hike .  Explore with us as we visit Long Hunter State Park for a Winter Waterfowl ID hike.  We will walk the 2 mile paved trail around beautiful Couchville Lake and will have several binoculars available to get a closer look at our winter visiting birds. We could see numerous waterfowl, shorebirds and even eagles.  Feel free to bring your own binoculars or camera. Sorry no pets allowed on this birding lake trail.  Following the hike, we will stop at nearby Martin’s BBQ Joint for lunch (200 Crossings Lane, Mount Juliet). Carpool group please meet Jenny Fitzgerald at the Kroger parking lot (1010 Glenbrook Way) at 9 am or those driving,meet at the Couchville Lake parking area of Long Hunter State Park at 10:15 am. The park address is 2910 Hobson Pike, Hermitage TN. If you plan to meet at the trailhed or if you have questions, contact Jenny Fitzgerald by phone/text 615-517-8185 or by email at mrzfitz@gmail.com

 

Jenny Fitzgerald  615-517-8185  or mrzfitz@gmail.com

 

2/21
Thu

Sumner Trails

Thursday. February 21. Sedge Hill, Henry Hollow, and Ridge Top Trails.   3.2 or 7.3 miles. Hike begins 9:30 AM at Beaman Park, Nashville. (Northwestern Davidson County). We will hike together on the Sedge Hill Trail and the Henry Hollow Loop Trail.  Hikers doing the 3.2 mile option will complete the Henry Hollow Loop Trail and return to the Nature Center.  For hikers doing the 7.3 mile option,  we will continue on and return on the Ridge Top Trail before completing the Henry Hollow Loop Trail and  returning to the Nature Center.  The rating is moderate with 380 ft. assent on the 3.2 mile option and 600 ft. assent on the 7.3 mile option.  Trail consists of roots, gravel, rocks, and dirt.  The trail features forested slopes and drier ridge tops.  The park is drained on the north by the Little Marrowbone Creek.  The park features diverse vegetation with forests of oak/hardwood on mid to upper slopes and alluvial hardwood at lower elevations.  Bring water, snacks, hiking shoes, and hiking poles.  Those carpooling,  meet at 9 am at the Kroger,  Glenbrook Shopping Center, 1010 Glenbrook Way, Hendersonvile or meet at the Beaman Park Nature Center at 9:30.  The Nature Center address is 5911 Old Hickory Blvd.  Exit west off of I-65 at 0ld Hickory Blvd. (the part north of Nashville), go west for 11 miles and turn right into the Nature Center.

 

 

Les Cleveland e-mail: lescleve@gmail.com or call/text at 615-719-0031. 

2/28
Thu

Sumner Trails

Thursday. February 28. Sedge Hill, Henry Hollow, and Ridge Top Trails. 3.2 or 7.3  Hike begins at 9:30 AM.  Beaman Park, Nashville. (Northwestern Davidson County). We will hike together on the Sedge Hill Trail and the Henry Hollow Loop Trail.  Hikers doing the 3.2 mile option will complete the Henry Hollow Loop Trail and return to the Nature Center.  For hikers doing the 7.3 mile option,  we will continue on and return on the Ridge Top Trail before completing the Henry Hollow Loop Trail and  returning to the Nature Center.  The rating is moderate with 380 ft. assent on the 3.2 mile option and 600 ft. assent on the 7.3 mile option.  Trail consists of roots, gravel, rocks, and dirt.  The trail features forested slopes and drier ridge tops.  The park is drained on the north by the Little Marrowbone Creek.  The park features diverse vegetation with forests of oak/hardwood on mid to upper slopes and alluvial hardwood at lower elevations.  Bring water, snacks, hiking shoes, and hiking poles.  Those carpooling, meet at 9am at the Kroger,  Glenbrook Shopping Center, 1010 Glenbrook Way, Hendersonvile or at the Beaman Park Nature Center at 9:30.  The Nature Center address is 5911 Old Hickory Blvd.  Exit west off of I-65 at 0ld Hickory Blvd. (the part north of Nashville), go west for 11 miles and turn right into the Nature Center.

 

 

Les Cleveland e-mail: lescleve@gmail.com or call/text at 615-719-0031. 

    ** May 2019 **  

5/4
Sat

TTA

11:00 am First Quarter TTA Board Meeting

Hermitage Branch Library
3700 James Kay Lane
Hermitage, TN 37076

36.1771896,-86.6155296

    ** August 2019 **  

8/3
Sat

TTA

11:00 am First Quarter TTA Board Meeting

Hermitage Branch Library
3700 James Kay Lane
Hermitage, TN 37076

36.1771896,-86.6155296

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