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 Sep 22, 2016 Please pre-register. Schedules are subject to change!
    ** September 2016 **  

9/24
Sat

Memphis

Village Creek State Park, Wynne, AR.
Approximately 5 miles. 
Hike through the woods, by a couple of lakes  and  across a swinging bridge
in this  hike   rated moderate for hilly terrain.  The hike follows part of the old wagon road west and the Trail
of Tears.   Meet  at the park visitor center at 9:30  or meet to carpool at the Tennessee  Welcome
Center on Riverside drive at 8:00AM.  To register for carpool or for questions call Freddi Felt
at 901-737-8882.   Rain cancels hike.

Freddi Felt at 901-737-8882

    ** October 2016 **  

10/1
Sat

Memphis

Chickasaw State Park

Join us for approx. 5-mile easy hike through woods and along lake shore.  The group can lunch at the park, with option to hike gravel back roads adjacent to the park after lunch.  Bring water, snacks and wear sturdy shoes.  The park is about 70 miles from Memphis, east out Hwy 64 to Whiteville and then take Hwy 100 to the park.  Carpool from the Walmart parking lot 8400 US Hwy 64 (behind Wolfchase) at 8:00 a.m. or meet at park office at 9:30 a.m.  For information or to register for carpool call Freddi at 901-737-8882.  Rain cancels hike.

Freddi at 901-737-8882

10/8
Sat

Memphis

Lucius Burch Natural Area – Wolf River Trail North of Walnut Grove

We will meet at 9:00 a.m. for sign-in and announcements in the unpaved parking area on the south side of Walnut Grove immediately east of the Wolf River.  Please note that it is very difficult to reach the parking lot if you are traveling west on Walnut Grove. The hike will depart promptly at 9:15, so don’t be late.  The hike will be approximately 5.75 miles and take between 2 1/2 and 3 hours.  The terrain is relatively flat with a few steep ravine crossings.  We will leave the parking lot, cross under Walnut Grove and walk north on the wooded interior trail, turn west at the Green Line, and then head back south, hiking partly in the woods and partly along the Wolf River.  Bring water and a snack if desired. Hiking boots are recommended especially if we have had recent rain.  Rain cancels hike.
 

Marion at 256-273-9720 or at mquinlen@gmail.com

10/15
Sat

Memphis

Tishomingo State Park, located south of Iuka, MS (approx 2.5 hr drive from Memphis)

Registration Required  

This is a 5-6 mile hike winding along rocky ridges with spectacular views, through shallow, fern-filled canyons, and across the Bear Creek Swinging Bridge constructed in the 1930’s.  Bring lunch and water.  Sturdy hiking boots recommended.  Meet at 9:30 a.m. at the park toll gate.  There is a parking lot to the right just before entering the park through the gate.  We will regroup into lesser vehicles.  

To register email hike leader Francis at fruffin@aol.com. Rain will cancel this hike.

10/22
Sat

Memphis

Lucius Burch Natural Area Wolf River South of Walnut Grove

We will meet at 9:30 a.m. in the unpaved parking area on the south side of Walnut Grove immediately east of the Wolf River.  The hike will be approximately 6-7 miles on the White/Blue/Yellow trails.  Bring water and snack.  Rain the day before or day of will cancel hike. 

For additional information call Janet at 901-494-4452.
 

10/28-
10/30

TTA

2016 Annual Meeting
Pickwick Landing SP

Hosted by Memphis Chapter

    ** November 2016 **  

11/6
Sun

TTA

Daylight Savings Time Ends.

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