The Memphis chapter serves hikers in the southwestern part of the state. Hikes are regularly scheduled throughout the year on the many trails in this area of Tennessee, as well as in the neighboring states of Mississippi and Arkansas. Check the TTA calendar for more information about upcoming hikes.

The chapter is in the process of changing their meeting time and place. Please check the calendar for information about upcoming meetings.

There are no scheduled activites during the summer months.

Contact Charlie Bright, Chapter Chair, by email, by telephone at 901-829-4434 for more information. Francis Ruffin, telephone 662-701-6284, is the chapter's vice chair.

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Date Chapter Hike Leader or Contact
    Updated Feb 05, 2016 Please pre-register. Schedules are subject to change!
    ** February 2016 **  



Feb 6, Meeman-Shelby Forest – Horse Trail near Poplar Tree Lake (7 miles)
Join us for a moderate to strenuous 7-mile hiker/horse loop trail over a mixture of hills and flat areas around Poplar Tree Lake.  Hike starts at the parking lot near the stables at 9:00 a.m. Some will meet at the Poplar Tree Lake (where there are bathrooms) at 8:30 a.m. or 8:45 a.m. and then proceed to the Horse Trail Parking Lot.  Bring water and snacks.  Hiking boots are recommended.  Rain or snow will cancel.

For additional information contact hike leader, Lynne Witherington at 901-230-1501.



Feb 13, Lucius Burch Natural Area – Wolf River Trail North of Walnut Grove
Join us for a loop hike - relatively flat, approximately 6 miles - along the Wolf River and through a hardwood forest.  Bring water and a snack if desired.  Hiking boots recommended.  We will meet for registration and announcements at 9:00 a.m. in the parking lot off Walnut Grove Road just east of Wolf River Bridge.  Turn south into parking lot off Walnut Grove Road, west of Farm Road.  We will be departing the parking lot promptly at 9:15. Cancelled in the event of rain or snow.

 Contact Marion at 901-482-8640 for information.



Feb 20, Tour de Wolf Trail – Shelby Farms
Woody will lead a 6-mile easy hike along the Tour de Wolf "off road" bicycle course. This trail is not paved; so, wear sturdy shoes or boots. We will meet at the Shelby Farms "Temporary" Visitor Center at 9:00 a.m. sharp. The Temporary Visitor Center is located across the road from the Woodland Discovery Playground. It’s easiest to reach from the parks entrance on Mullins Station Road. If you enter the Park from Farm Road, there are signs directing you through the Park, past the old (now closed) Visitor Center, to the Temporary one on the Mullins Station Road side of the Park. 


 For information contact Woody Pierce at 901-755-5635 or



Feb 27, Arkabutla State Park
The trail system explores the wooded bottomlands below Arkabutla Lake Dam in the Coldwater River drainage. We will leave the recreation facilities area and follow a winding track paralleling old drainage canals in big woods. We will end our hike traveling the Big Oak Nature Trail along the Coldwater River. Distance is a 4.9 mile loop. This is all flat land. Bring water and wear comfortable shoes. We will meet at the trail head at 9:30 a.m. Rain, snow or sleet will cancel the hike. Difficulty: Moderate. Hiking time : 2.5-3.5 hours. 

Directions: From exit 280 on Interstate 55, Hernando/Commerce Street, take Highway 304 west 1.4 miles to the Hernando town square. Continue west on Highway 304 for 10.6 more miles , to the community of Eudora, and turn left at a four-way intersection,on to highway 301 south, following signs for Arkabutla Lake Dam. Go for 4.1 miles, then turn left onto Pratt Road. Continue forward for 1.8 miles, then reach the base of the dam. Turn right toward Outlet Channel. Go for 0.8 mile, then turn right, following the road to Outlet Channel. Enter circular drive and picnic recreation area, reaching the trailhead near the Outlet Channel and covered pavilion.

Hike leader Francis Ruffin, 901-573-9998.


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