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, at 901-573-6689 for more information. Francis Ruffin, 901-573-9998, is the chapter's vice chair.



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Date Chapter Hike Leader or Contact
    Updated Apr 16, 2014 Please pre-register. Schedules are subject to change!
    ** April 2014 **  

4/13
Sun

Memphis

Apr 13, Natchez Trace Waterfall - Preregistration Required

Bring your camera for a day-long outing of great scenery and waterfalls along the Natchez Trace Parkway! We’ll meet at 7:30am on Sunday, April 13th in the parking lot between the Quick Stop gas station and Kroger Store on Highway 64 in Lakeland and carpool to the Natchez Trace parkway. We’ll hike to three different waterfalls, each hike is approximately 1 mile or less in length and moderate in difficultly. We’ll return to Memphis late Sunday afternoon. Bring plenty of water, snacks, sack lunch, and money for carpooling. Registration is required. Space is limited. Canceled if raining. 

To register contact Tricia Kennedy at 901-488-4844 or bestarmymom@gmail.com.

4/19
Sat

Memphis

Apr 19 – Collierville/Arlington to Houston Levee Bridge

This is an out and back hike along the north side of the Wolf River. The hike will begin at the parking lot off Collierville-Arlington Rd. which is also Highway 205.  The entrance we will park at is about a half mile north of the Collierville-Arlington Bridge over the Wolf River near a farmhouse. The entrance actually at the bridge is, in my opinion, a dangerous place to enter and exit the highway. Hence, we will meet further down.

 

This is a wide graveled trail with practically no elevation change.  We will walk at least to Bethany Rd, which is 6.4 miles round trip. Depending on trail conditions and hiker preference, we may hike all the way to the Houston Levee Bridge, which is another 3 miles one way. Since the trail is well marked and not a loop, others can choose to turn back at any time.

 

The hike begins walking promptly at 9am. Depending on your intended hiking distance bring lunch and plenty of water. 

 

Derrel Blain. Questions contact ttamemphis@gmail.com.

4/26
Sat

Memphis

Apr 25-27 - Buffalo National River Wilderness Area, Jasper, AR – Preregistration Required

 

Friday: Leave in the morning and drive to Jasper.  In the afternoon we will hike on the Pedestal Rocks Trail and the Kings Bluff Loop.  These two trails are located next to one another and total 4.3 miles. They are rated moderate.

Saturday: 

Option 1:  We’ll hike 2.5 miles to Hemmed-In-Hollow Falls using the Center Point Trail. From there we will take the 5.4 mile Compton Trail. There is a short spur trail called the Goat Trail off this trail.  Those who aren’t afraid of narrow ledges above a 500 foot drop will enjoy great views.  Note that the hike to the falls descends about 1,200 feet and the hike back out climbs a like amount.  This hike is rated difficult due to the steep descent to the falls and the elevation gain on the return.

Option 2:  A morning and an afternoon hike will be offered.  Each hike will be approximately three miles and will be rated easy to moderate.  Hikers can choose to do either or both.

Sunday:  Before returning to Memphis, we will hike up Roundtop Mountain.  A 3.5 mile loop just south of Jasper with great views of the surrounding area.  The peak is about 200 feet above the trail head, but most of the climb is gradual. It is rated moderate.   

For leader and registration information contact ttamemphis@gmail.com

    ** May 2014 **  

5/3
Sat

Memphis

May 3, Chickasaw State Park  This popular park features a pretty lake surrounded by ridges, and is situated on some of the highest terrain in West Tennessee offering over 100 miles of hiking!   We will hike 3-4 miles through the forest and for additional distance there is optional hiking along dirt roads in the state forest.  Other options are to paddleboat or row on the lake.  For lunch, we will meet and eat at the park restaurant, which serves home style country cooking, so bring water and snack, but leave the lunch at home!   Meet at the Park Visitor Center at 9:45 a.m. or for carpooling meet at 8:15 a.m. behind Sears Auto at Wolfchase Mall.  To register for carpool or questions contact ttamemphis@gmail.com

Directions:  Take US-64 E and TN-100 E/Hwy 100 E.  The park is located on Hwy 100 E about 55 miles east of Wolfchase Mall.   www.tnstateparks.com/parks/about/chickasaw 

Freddi Felt

5/10
Sat

Memphis

 May 10, Herb Parsons Lake State Park – Hike & Annual Picnic

Join us for an easy 6-mile hike around the lake and through the woods.  Meet at 9:30 a.m. at the lake and bring water.  After the hike we will celebrate a great hike season at Herb Parsons Lake.  We will grill hotdogs.  Please bring your favorite potluck dish, salad, or desert and lawn chair.  We hike to eat!  The chapter will provide hotdogs, buns, relish, ketchup, mustard, paper plates, flatware, napkins, drinks, and ice. Activities include horseshoes, fishing (bring your rod) and hiking or just conversation. Bring a friend.   Rain will cancel hike and picnic.  

Please register in advance so that we will know how many hikers plan to eat.  Register by email ttamemphis@gmail.com

    ** November 2014 **  

11/2
Sun

TTA

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