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 Apr 25, 2017 Please pre-register. Schedules are subject to change!
    ** April 2017 **  


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


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

    ** May 2017 **  


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


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

    ** October 2017 **  



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