The Upper Cumberland Chapter serves hikers in the communities of Sparta and Cookeville and the areas nearby. Hikes are regularly scheduled throughout the year on the many trails in this region, as well as in other parts of the state. Check the TTA calendar for more information about upcoming hikes.

Louise Miniard and Jennifer Carroll are Chapter Co-Chairs. You may contact either of them at this email address. You may telephone Louise at 931-239-5425 or Jennifer at 661-369-6619.

Kathleen Sullivan is the hiking coordinator for the chapter. Contact her at 931-284-7822 if you would like to lead a hike.


Upcoming Upper Cumberland Hikes and Programs:


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Date Chapter Hike Leader or Contact
    Updated Mar 22, 2017 Please pre-register. Schedules are subject to change!
    ** March 2017 **  

3/25
Sat

Upper Cumberland

Ray Branch-Hike begins at the Tim’s Ford Visitor Center in Winchester, TN. The hike is 12 miles and rated moderate to strenuous due to distance.  For more information and to register contact Mike Shane. 

Mike Shane 

931 446-4306

mikeshane@charter.net

    ** April 2017 **  

4/1
Sat

Upper Cumberland

Groundhog Ridge Trail, Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Part of the trail is not maintained.  The trail is steep, there is rock scrambling, and rated strenuous for distance and difficulty.  The hike is approximately 8-9 miles. For more information and to register contact Gary Kimbrell. 

Gary Kimbrell
931.215.9520
Gary.Kimbrell@fbitn.com

4/8
Sat

Upper Cumberland

Savage Gulf SNA Beersheba Springs, TN.  The hike is about 8 miles and rated moderate to strenuous. The hike will include the site of 2 historic Beech trees, and several home sites. For more information and to register contact Vicki Williams. 

Vicki Williams
615.351.9599
vickiwilliamslmt@gmail.com

4/15
Sat

Upper Cumberland

Savage Gulf Waterfalls, Savage Gulf State Natural Area, Gruetli-Laager, TN. The hike includes 7 major waterfalls, and wildflower displays. The hike is about 13 miles and rated strenuous. Water shoes may be needed. For more information and to register contact Richard Savage.

Richard Savage
931.526.2035
savage_richard@hotmail.com 

4/22
Sat

Upper Cumberland

Edgar Evins. The hike includes the Merritt Ridge Trail and Jack Clayborn Millennium Trail Loop, and is approximately 8 miles of diverse terrain. For more information and to register contact Jeff Graves. 

Jeff Graves
jagraves21@students.tntech.edu

4/29
Sat

Upper Cumberland

Black Mountain Segment of the Cumbeland Trail, Crab Orchard, TN. We hope to see a spectacular display of wild flowers on this hike. The hike is 7 miles and rated moderate. For more information and to register contact Cathy Moran.

Cathy Moran
931.544.2764
ccmoran04@yahoo.com 

    ** May 2017 **  

5/6
Sat

Upper Cumberland

Upper Cumberland annual meeting and hike. Machine Falls, Short Springs Natural Area, and Rutledge Falls. For more information and to register contact Cindy Watson.

Cindy Watson
931.247.1459
cgrwatson@gmail.com 

5/13
Sat

Upper Cumberland

Charlie’s Bunion, Great Smoky Mountains. Hike begins at Newfound Gap. The hike is 8-9 miles and is rated moderate to strenuous due to the uneven and rocky terrain. For more informaion and to register contact Gary Kimbrell. 

Gary Kimbrell
931.215.9520
Gary.Kimbrell@fbitn.com

    ** October 2017 **  

10/13-
10/15

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