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 Jan 29, 2015 Please pre-register. Schedules are subject to change!
    ** January 2015 **  

1/31
Sat

Memphis

Fort Pillow 
Jan 31, 9:30AM.

We will hike the Red Trail, an eight mile loop. The trail begins at the Interpretive Center and is rated strenuous by West Tennessee standards. Early in the hike we visit the site of the historic fort, scene of a well-known Civil War battle. We will have lunch overlooking Fort Pillow Lake. After lunch there will be an option to take the shorter Yellow Trail back to the Interpretive Center, shortening the hike by a couple miles. While there are some steep hills on the trails before lunch, the worst of the climbs can be avoided by taking the shorter trail. Good boots suggested. Bring a lunch and plenty of water.

For directions and contact details, email ttamemphis@gmail.com

Fort Pillow.

    ** February 2015 **  

2/7
Sat

Memphis

Herb Parsons Lake

Feb 7, 10AM

Hike Feb 7th at Herb Parsons Lake: 6 miles easy terrain. Meet at 10:00a.m. at the lake.

Bring water and snacks, wear sturdy shoes. Rain cancels hike. Contact Beverly Hollingsworth, 901-647-1836.

Herb Parsons Lake

2/14
Sat

Memphis


Tour de Wolf
Feb 14, 9AM

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 woodypierce2@gmail.com

Tour de Wolf

2/21
Sat

Memphis

Wolf River at Walnut Grove

Feb 21, 9:30AM 

6-7 mile hike on flat trail along Wolf River and in the woods. At 9:30AM, meet at dirt parking lot south off Walnut Grove, just east of Baptist Hospital. Bring water and snacks. Boots suggested. Canceled in the case of rain.

Contact ttamemphis@gmail.com for additional details.

Wolf River at Walnut Grove

2/28
Sat

Memphis

Village Creek State Park

Feb 28, 8AM

Hike at Village Creek State Park, Wynne, AR. About 5 to 6 miles, easy to moderate. Group will determine trail to be hiked. Trail is over part of the Trail of Tears, and the old wagon road west.

Meet at 9:30 A.M. at the visitor center, carpool leaves Tennessee Welcome Center on Riverside Drive at 8:00A.M. Bring water and lunch, wear sturdy shoes. Rain cancels hike.

Contact Cathy Cole, 901-835-2273

Village Creek State Park, AR

 

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