Fort Mountain State Park Gahuti Trail

Tuesday, March 16 – Fort Mountain State Park, Chatsworth, Georgia.  Gahuti Loop Trail, 8 miles, moderate.  Meet at 9:00 am EDT at the Cool Springs Overlook/Gahuti Trailhead on Old Fort Road inside Fort Mountain State Park.  We will enjoy vistas of the Cohutta Mountains, overlooks of Fort Mountain and waterfalls.  Please register with hike leader Joan Hartvigsen, jhartvigs@comcast or […]

Pickett State Park to Pogue Creek Canyon

Moderately strenuous for terrain and length. 10 miles.Joint hike with Nashville Chapter. We’ll depart from Arch Lake in Pickett Civilian Conservation Corps Memorial State Park and hike segments of its Ridge and Moccasin Rock trails through Picket State Forest and Wildlife Management Area. We’ll continue into Pogue Creek Canyon State Natural Area and onto the Mesa […]

Rock Creek Loop in Big South Fork

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Moderately strenuous for terrain, length and final ascent. 7.2 miles. Joint hike with Nashville Chapter. We’ll descend to the rocky, mossy banks of Massey Branch and Rock Creek passing below bluffs and along the remains of the Stearns logging railway. Much of the route is concurrent with the John Muir and Sheltowee Trace trails. Brings snacks, […]

Old Stone Fort State Park Hike

Monday, March 22- Old Stone Fort State Archaeological Park Hike,  Manchester, TN.  Three miles,  moderate due to one short, steep ascent and eroded, rough trail.  We will visit Blue Hole Falls, Big Falls, the confluence of the Little Duck and the Duck Rivers and Step Falls.  Virginia Bluebell Wildflowers may be in bloom along the Forks of the River Trail.  Please […]

Sherwood Forest Hike

Sunday March  28 – Sherwood Forest Hike, 2.5 mile loop. Easy to moderate. 1900 Old CCC Road, Sherwood,TN.  Lost Creek East.  Meet at the trailhead at 2pm CDT for a early Spring Sunday afternoon hike.  We will enjoy scenic long distance views of the mountains the entire way.  Please register with Joan Hartvigsen, jhartvigs@comcast.net or 931-636-2914.  Bring water, snack and wear sturdy hiking […]

Frozen Head State Park Camping & Hiking

Frozen Head State Park, Wartburg,TN. Camping and Hiking. Joint activity with the Murfreesboro Chapter. We have reserved a group campsite in Flat Creek Group Campground for Thursday and Friday nights. We will hike Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Contact Joan Hartvigsen to reserve a spot in the campground, jhartvigs@comcast.net or 931-636-2914. Thursday’s hike: Hike Panther Branch […]

Good Friday Hike – Frozen Head State Park

Good Friday Hike. Frozen Head State Park. Wartburg,TN. North Old Mac Trail and South Old Mac Trail Loop with a visit to the Lookout Tower. Eight miles, total. 1,800 feet elevation change. Joint hike with the Murfreesboro Chapter, Sara Pollard. This hike features spring wildflowers, hemlocks, creeks and awesome mountain views. There is the option […]

Millennium and Merritt Ridge Trails, Edgar Evins State Park

April 13 -  Millennium and Merritt Ridge Trails, Edgar Evins State Park, Silver Point, TN.  8 miles, moderately strenuous, several steep climbs.  This hike features spring wildflowers, huge beautiful hardwood trees along the high ridges and awesome views of beautiful Center Hill Lake.    This hike is a Fran Wallas Hike ‘em All Hike.   Meet at the Visitor Center at 9 […]

Ray Branch Shoreline Trail

Saturday, April 24 – Ray Branch Shoreline Trail, Tims Ford State Park, Winchester, TN. 8 miles, moderate. Joint hike with the Murfreesboro Chapter. We will meet at 9 am CDT at Tims Ford State Park Visitor Center. We will then caravan to the trailhead at Marble Plains Church to begin our hike. We will enjoy many scenic views of […]

Ray Branch Shoreline Trail, Tims Ford State Park

April 24 – Ray Branch Shoreline Trail, Tims Ford State Park, Winchester, TN.  8 miles, moderate.  We will meet at 9 am CT at Tims Ford State Park Visitor Center.  We will then caravan to the trailhead at Marble Plains Church to begin our hike.  We will enjoy many scenic views of the lake as we hike in a […]

Garrison Road Trail and Nature Trail. Old Stone Fort State Park

Monday, April 26 – Garrison Road Trail and Nature Trail.  Old Stone Fort State Archaeological Park, Manchester, TN.  Two miles, easy.  Meet at 3 pm at the picnic pavilion.  Bring water and wear hiking boots.  Please register with Joan Hartvigsen, jhartvigs@comcast.net or 931-636-2914.  These trails are the site of the new certified arboretum.  The Nature Trail has views of Blue Hole Falls and the […]

Grundy Forest Day Loop and Lone Rock Loop

May 7 -  Grundy Forest Day Loop and Lone Rock Loop around Grundy Lakes, South Cumberland State Park, Tracy City.  Moderate due to some rough footing, total mileage is 3.5 miles.  Meet at the Grundy Forest Day Loop Trailhead at 8:30 amCDT/9:30 am EDT. Wear sturdy hiking boots and bring hiking sticks, water and lunch.  We will enjoy […]

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