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 Dec 14, 2014 Please pre-register. Schedules are subject to change!
    ** December 2014 **  
    ** January 2015 **  



T.O. Fuller Park, New Year's Day Hike

Thursday, Jan 1, 9:30AM

We will began the hike at the Visitors Center at 9:30 a.m. We will be joined by the Park Ranger, Michael Champagne. The Discovery Trail hike is about a 6 mile continuous loop trail ranging from moderate to rugged. There are a few hills. We will view Chucalissa Indian Village and Wetlands. We will celebrate the new year with blackeye pea dishes and cornbread at the RV Park shelter. Wear hiking boots or sturdy shoes. Rain/sleet/snow will cancel this hike. Hike leader, Francis Ruffin 901-573-9998.


Go I-240 West to I-55 North, exit South to Highway 61 (3rd Street), drive South approx 1 mile and turn right onto Mitchell Road, continue 3 miles West to the T.O. Fuller Park welcome sign. Turn right onto the parking lot of the Visitors Center.  

T.O. Fuller Park, New Year's Day Hike



January 3rd, Saturday, Herb Parsons Lake  Park, Fisherville, TN.
Meet at the lake at 10:00A.M. for a six mile, easy hike around the lake.

Bring water, snack or light lunch, water and wear sturdy shoes.
Coordinator is Beverly Hollingsworth,  901- 647-1835.

Herb Parsons Lake  Park



Lucius Burch
Jan 10, 9AM

Meet at 9:00 in the parking lot on Germantown Rd across from Lowe's. Bring a snack and water.

Will hike the Blue/Yellow/White trails - 6-7 miles. Rain or snow the day before and day of will cancel the hike.

If you need contact info - use this email:


Lucius Burch



Nesbit Park, Stanky Creek
January 17, 9AM

Nesbit Park – Stanky Creek – Annual “After the Hike Chili Party" . This small park has almost ten miles of hiking trails (bikes too.) The trails and terrain remind me of Shelby Forest. We will meet at 9:00a.m.for a 4-mile walk. There has been a bridge washout since our last visit to Nesbit Park. There are several options for getting into and out of the park. We will use the best entrance point based on the weather.

Hike Location: Stanky Creek is on Yale Road in Bartlett between Bartlett Blvd. and Old Brownsville Road on the north side of Yale

After the hike we will meet at Margaret Smith’s house for indoor pick-nick. Chili will be provided…bring salad, cornbread, rolls, or dessert and your favorite beverage.

Spikie's address is 7421 Wendy, Bartlett, TN

Nesbit Park, Stanky Creek



Horse Trail Hike at Meeman Shelby Forest State Park.
January 24, 9AM.

This approximately 7 mile moderately strenuous hiker/horse trail is over a mixture of hills and flat areas around Poplar Tree Lake. It will take about 3 ½ hours, so bring water and snacks or light lunch. Hiking boots are recommended. Meet at the parking lot near the stables at 9:00 am. The stables can be accessed from either the park Visitors Center by following signs to Horse Trail or from Benjestown Rd. and are located to the north of Poplar Tree Lake. Look for the gate to the stables on your right after you pass the Poplar Tree Lake parking lot on your right and are heading back north on the one way road. The drive from east Memphis is about 45 minutes.

For additional information contact Marion Quinlen at 256-273-9720 or at

Horse Trail Hike at Meeman Shelby Forest



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

Fort Pillow.


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