South Rim Trail Hike

October 16 – South Rim Trail, South Cumberland State Park.  Savage Gulf East.  Savage Gulf Ranger Station 3157 TN Hwy 399, Palmer, TN.  9 miles out and back.  Little elevation change.  Moderate.  Joint hike with the Murfreesboro Chapter.  Highlights include Savage Creek, Savage Falls and six overlooks of outstanding gorge views and old growth forest.  Meet at 8 am CDT at Savage Gulf […]

Booker T. Washington Trail

Booker T. Washington State Park 5801 Champion Road, Chattanooga, Tennessee

Saturday, October 16 — Booker T. Washington Trail, 6.8 miles, moderate. A loop trail that meanders all over the state park, with very nice views of Chickamauga Lake (aka the dammed-up Tennessee River). We’ll meet at the Park Office and Gift Shop at the park entrance off Champion Road. Please register with hike leader Tom McElhone, 805-208-4654 […]

International Festival in Downtown Jackson TN

The Jackson TTA Chapter will host a booth at the Jackson International Food & Arts Festival in downtown Jackson, TN on October 16. We will use the display board provided by the TTA board. We will have trifold pamphlets to distribute describing TTA and hikes. The booth will be manned by members of the Jackson […]

Cumberland Trail: Mowbray Pike to Sluder Lane

Tuesday, November 16 — Cumberland Trail, Soddy Creek Gorge Section (south), 4.9 mile shuttle hike, moderate. This is a hike from Mowbray Pike trailhead to Little Soddy Trailhead on Sluder Lane. Includes an overlook of the valley of Daisy, Indian Rockhouse, Little Stone Door and a walk through coal mining remnants. Meet 8:30 Durham Street in Soddy-Daisy. Register […]

Winding Stairs

Monday, October, 18. Winding Stairs. Lafayette, TN. 2 miles. Moderate with difficult footing in places. There are several small waterfalls and beautiful rock formations. The trail consists of some board and concrete trail but most of the trail is rock, dirt and gravel. Hiking boots, hiking poles, water, and  bug repellent are recommended. There is uneven […]

Sewanee Perimeter Trail

Tuesday, October 19 — Sewanee Perimeter trail from the Memorial Cross to Bridal Veil Falls. This is a moderate in and out hike with a total distance of 4.6 miles with an approximate elevation gain of 672 ft. Most of the gain is on the return. The traill is scenic with no long steep sections. It rolls up and down through the […]

Wednesday October 20 – Old Stone Fort State Archaeological Park, Manchester, TN.

Wednesday October 20 - Old Stone Fort State Archaeological Park, Manchester, TN. Short Hike: 5 mile loop easy to moderate on multiple trails. Long Hike: 7 mile easy to moderate hike on all the trails at Old Stone Fort. The main loop trail circles a two thousand year old stone wall built by ancient American […]

TTA Annual Meeting – Friday

Montgomery Bell Lodge, 1000 Hotel Avenue, Burns TN 37029 1000 Hotel Avenue, Burns, Tennessee

FRIDAY SCHEDULE1:00 pm: Meeting Registration opens and afternoon hikes begin4:00 pm: MBSP Lodge Check-in available5:00 pm: Dinner7:00 pm: Evening Activities: - Welcome - Presentation by Margie Hunter - Tennessee Naturalist Program - Presentation by Randy Hedgepath - Tennessee State Parks Naturalist FRIDAY HIKES Hike at Montgomery Bell State Park. Led by Assistant State Naturalist, Holly […]

TTA Annual Meeting – Saturday

Montgomery Bell Lodge, 1000 Hotel Avenue, Burns TN 37029 1000 Hotel Avenue, Burns, Tennessee

SATURDAY SCHEDULE7:00 am: Breakfast8:15 am: Hikes depart5:00 pm: Dinner6:30 pm: Live Auction6:45 pm: General Membership Meeting SATURDAY HIKES – first group 8:15 am Mousetail Landing State Park.  CANCELLED Nathan Bedford Forrest State Park. 8-mile hike on rerouted trails due to storm damage with great views of Kentucky Lake. Options include a visit Pilot Knob, the highest […]

Cumberland Trail: Possum Creek Gorge

Saturday, October 23 — Possum Creek Gorge section of the Cumberland Trail.  Out and back from Heiss Mountain trailhead to Little Possum Creek bridge.  About 7.5 miles.  Moderately strenuous/strenuous due to elevation changes.  Deep gorges, two bridge crossings, interesting rock formations, and hopefully an unobscured overlook.  Please register with Bob Caperton, 423-902-7898, rhcaperton@aol.com.  Meet at Durham St., […]

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