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 Jun 13, 2019 Please pre-register. Schedules are subject to change!
    ** June 2019 **  

6/29
Sat

Upper Cumberland

June 29   Mt. LeConte, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg, TN. We will hike a section of the Appalachian Trail to its junction with the Boulevard Trail, which makes a gradual ascent of Mt. LeConte along a crooked ridge connecting the mountain to the main Appalachian chain. As the elevation never drops below 5000 feet on the ascent, temperatures should be pleasant. We will descend by way of the spectacular Alum Cave Bluff Trail. There are many excellent viewpoints along the Boulevard and Alum Cave Trails. The hike is about 13 miles and rated strenuous. You can meet us at 7:00am CT in the Penney’s parking lot in Cookeville. Bring headlamp/flashlight, snacks, water, lunch, and hiking boots. For information and to register contact Richard Savage at 931-526-2035 or savage_richard@hotmail.com.

 

 


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

8/23-
8/25

Upper Cumberland

 

August 23-25 – Camp and Float Weekend. Obey River and Cumberland River Float, Dale Hollow Lake Paddle. Camping at Dale Hollow Damsite Campground, U.S. Core of Engineers. Celina, TN. Joint outing with the Upper Cumberland Chapter, Judy Fries. We have reserved three campsites at Dale Hollow Damsite Campground. Please contact Joan Hartvigsen to stay in one of these three campsites, jhartvigs@comcast.net or 931-962-0811. Saturday we will float the Obey River from Dale Hollow Dam to Donaldson Park. This 6 mile float takes only 2 hours when the generators are running. The group may decide instead to take out further downstream on the Cumberland River, Cordell Hull WMA boat ramp off Tinsley Bottom Road. Friday afternoon/evening and Sunday morning we can paddle Dale Hollow Lake from Pleasant Grove Recreation Area. We will share a meal Friday evening at the campground. More information soon.

    ** September 2019 **  

9/7
Sat

Upper Cumberland

Window Cliffs

Pete 

9/14
Sat

Upper Cumberland

North Rim  

Richard Savage

    ** October 2019 **  

10/12
Sat

Upper Cumberland

Lookout Mountain

Pete

10/18-
10/20

TTA

October 18-20, 2019.  Annual Membership meeting.

Fairfield Glade. Crossville, TN

10/18
Fri

Upper Cumberland

state meeting

10/26
Sat

Upper Cumberland

Piney Falls

Mike Shane

    ** November 2019 **  

11/2
Sat

Upper Cumberland

Honey Creek

Pete

11/16
Sat

Upper Cumberland

Brady Mountain

Richard Savage

11/30
Sat

Upper Cumberland

Sewanne

Mike Shane

    ** December 2019 **  

12/7
Sat

Upper Cumberland

Cloudland Canyon 

Pete

12/14
Sat

Upper Cumberland

Annual Christmas party

    ** January 2020 **  

1/11
Sat

Upper Cumberland

Twin Arches to Middle Creek

Richard

1/25
Sat

Upper Cumberland

Laurel Snow

Gary Kimbrell

    ** February 2020 **  

2/1
Sat

Upper Cumberland

Dog Cove

Pete

2/15
Sat

Upper Cumberland

North Plateau

Mike Shane

2/22
Sat

Upper Cumberland

Bandy Creek to Leatherwood Ford Richard Savage at 931-526-2035 or savage_richard@hotmail.com.

 

Richard Savage

2/29
Sat

Upper Cumberland

Gulf

Mike Shane

    ** March 2020 **  

3/7
Sat

Upper Cumberland

Pogue Creek

Janety, Cynthia and Judy 

3/14
Sat

Upper Cumberland

Wheeler Farm

Pete

3/21
Sat

Upper Cumberland

Firey gizzard

Gary

3/28
Sat

Upper Cumberland

Ground Hog ridge

Gary

    ** April 2020 **  

4/4
Sat

Upper Cumberland

Collins Gulf

Gary

4/11
Sat

Upper Cumberland

Waterfall Hike

Richard

4/18
Sat

Upper Cumberland

Chimney Tops at Frozen Head

Gary

4/25
Sat

Upper Cumberland

Soak Creek

Janet, Cynthia, Judy

    ** May 2020 **  

5/2
Sat

Upper Cumberland

Charlie’s Bunion

Gary

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