David Crockett State Park

David Crockett was a pioneer, soldier, politician, and industrialist. He was born near the little town of Limestone in northeast Tennessee in 1786. In 1817, he moved to Lawrence County and served as a justice of the peace, a colonel of the militia, and a state representative. The 1,319-acre park has a museum staffed during […]

National Trails Day Hike

Pick your park, contact some friends, and hike somewhere you've never been or somewhere you have always wanted to hike. The Tennessee State Parks want you to have a memorable day. Pick a park and discover a new natural area OR simply hike with a ranger at one of your most memorable sites. Check out […]

Quarterly Meeting

Quarterly Meeting - Social hour 6-7 pm, meeting starts at 7 pmThe Columbia/Franklin Chapter meets quarterly at the Barnabas Center located behind St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Franklin, TN (location: 506 Fair Street in Franklin). We need to discuss hiking during the summer in Tennessee. Some of our members prefer early morning and some prefer […]

Canceled Grundy Day Loop/Sycamore Falls

The Grundy Forest Day Loop is perhaps one of the best short hikes in the entire Park.  This 2-mile circuit takes in the northernmost section of the famed Fiery Gizzard Trail and follows both Fiery Gizzard Creek and Little Gizzard Creek for much of its route, with tumbling cascades, several waterfalls and swimming holes along […]

Long Hunter State Park – Day Loop Trail

Explore this 3.9-mile loop trail near Nashville, Tennessee. Generally considered a moderately challenging route, it may take approximately 2 hours to complete. This is a very popular area for hiking, running, and walking, so we will likely encounter other people while exploring. The trail is open year-round and is beautiful to visit anytime. This trail extends […]

Jackson Falls/Devil’s Backbone/Fall Hollow Falls

Jackson Falls is a 900’ concrete trail sloping straight down and returning the same way.  Before going to the falls there are several vantage points looking down onto the Duck River and surrounding countryside.  Jackson Falls is located at milepost 404.7 on the Natchez Trace. We plan on spending ~one hour here. Devil’s Backbone State […]

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