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.

Jennifer Carroll is the Chapter Chair. You may contact her at this email address, or by telephone at 661-369-6619.

Cathy Moran is the hiking coordinator for the chapter. Contact her at 931-544-2764 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 Apr 18, 2019 Please pre-register. Schedules are subject to change!
    ** April 2019 **  

4/20
Sat

Upper Cumberland

Savage Gulf Waterfalls, Savage Gulf State Natural Area, Altamont, TN. Highlights of this hike include six of the major waterfalls of Savage Gulf and spectacular spring wildflower displays. The hike begins at the Greeter Falls parking lot. We will see Upper and Lower Greeter Falls before descending into the gulf and taking the side trip to Ranger Falls. We will then continue along the Big Creek Gulf and Connector Trails before ascending from the gulf on the Collins Gulf Trail past Horsepound and Suter Falls. The hike is about 14 miles and rated strenuous. Bring snacks, water, lunch, and hiking boots. You can meet us in the Penney’s parking lot in Cookeville at 7:00am CT or at the US Bank across from McDonald’s in Sparta at 7:30. For information and to register contact Richard Savage at 931-526-2035 or savage_richard@hotmail.com.

April 20,2019

 Richard Savage 931-526-2035 or savage_richard@hotmail.com.

4/27
Sat

Upper Cumberland

 April 27 Chimney Top Trail, Frozen Head State Park, Wartburg, TN. We will hike to Chimney Top from the ranger station via the Chimney Top Trail.  The view from the top is wonderful. We will lunch at the top and those who want a shorter hike can then retreat along the ridge top to the Spicewood Branch Trail for a total distance of about 9.1 miles.  Those wanting a longer hike can proceed to the Lookout Tower for some more great views from atop Frozen Head mountain returning via the North Old Mac trail for a total distance of 12 miles.  Bring lunch, water, snacks, headlamp, raingear, and wear good hiking boots.  Elevation changes and the distance covered make both routes strenuous.  You can meet us in the Penney’s parking lot in Cookeville at 7:00am CT. We will begin the hike from the Frozen Head ranger station around 9:00am CT.  For information and to register contact Gary Kimbrell at 931-215-9520 or Gary.Kimbrell@fbitn.co

 Gary Kimbrell at 931-215-9520 or Gary.Kimbrell@fbitn.co

    ** May 2019 **  

5/4
Sat

TTA

11:00 am Second Quarter TTA Board Meeting

Hermitage Branch Library
3700 James Kay Lane
Hermitage, TN 37076

36.1771896,-86.6155296

5/5
Sun

Upper Cumberland

May 4, 2019

Annual planning meeting, lunch and hike. Please check state calendar at tennesseetrails.org for more details. I will also be sending out an informational email to members. Feel free to contact me at ccmoran04@yahoo.com

5/11
Sat

Upper Cumberland

May 11, 2019 Charlie’s Bunion Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg, TN Our hike begins at Newfoundland Gap and will follow the Appalachian Trail to Charlie’s Bunion which is a huge rock outcrop with many views. There will be optional side trip to jump off. The hike is 8 miles (9 with Jump Off) and is rated moderate to strenuous due to uneven and rocky terrain. Bring snacks, headlamp, water, lunch, rain gear and good hiking boots. You can meet us at Penny’s parking lot in Cookeville at 7:00AM CT For information and to register, Contact Gary Kimbrell at 931.215.9520 or Garykimbrell1@gmail.com

Gary Kimbrell at 931.215.9520 or
Garykimbrell1@gmail.com

    ** August 2019 **  

8/3
Sat

TTA

11:00 am Third Quarter TTA Board Meeting

Hermitage Branch Library
3700 James Kay Lane
Hermitage, TN 37076

36.1771896,-86.6155296

    ** October 2019 **  

10/18-
10/20

TTA

October 18-20, 2019.  Annual Membership meeting.

Fairfield Glade. Crossville, TN

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