Stone Door / Big Creek Loop

10 miles. Difficult for length, elevation change, and rocky / rooty footing. We’ll descend through the Stone Door and drop about 750’ fairly rapidly, follow the Big Creek Gulf trail, and take the spur to Ranger Falls. Continuing on we’ll reverse the elevation change coming out at the Alum Gap Campground and follow the Big […]

Millennium and Merritt Ridge Trails Edgar Evins State Park

8 Miles. Moderately strenuous for distance and a few rugged steep trail segments. Joint hike with the Highland Rim Chapter. Center Hill Lake will be more visible from the trails this time of year. We’ll meet at the trailhead at 8 am and finish by mid-afternoon. Bring plenty of water, snacks and pack a lunch for the […]

***CANCELLED*** Bridgestone Firestone Centennial Wilderness

CANCELLED due to inclement weather.Moderately difficult for terrain and length. 8-1/2 miles. We’ll hike a loop consisting of segments of the Chestnut Mountain Ranch, Polly Branch Falls, and Caney Fork River trails including a side trek to Screw Cliff Overlook. Bring plenty of snacks and water and pack a lunch for the trail. Bring plenty of […]

Beaman Laurel Woods Goldilocks Loop

Beaman Park Highland Trailhead 36.26907473309056, -86.90555687519205, TN

11-1/4 miles. Moderately strenuous for terrain and length.(Rescheduled from December) “Not too easy, not too hard.” We’ll follow the slightly shorter, less challenging side of the front loop to and from the back one reducing the cumulative up and down significantly. The trail covers ridgetops, switchbacks down to and back from a few creek crossings, […]

Rock Island Wildflowers ***new date***

Rock Island State Park 82 Beach Road, Rock Island, TN

Eagle and Downstream trails - roughly 3-1/2 miles with an option for an additional 2-1/2 miles on the Collins trail. Moderate for terrain. We’ll travel at a pace that allows us to enjoy the wildflowers and waterfalls along the way. Bring plenty of water, snacks and pack a lunch. We’ll meet at Blue Hole Picnic […]

North Georgia Waterfalls & Wildflowers Weekend *Limited slots available*

*** We have a small number of slots available due to cancellations. *** Helen, GA. Easy to moderately strenuous hiking options. Joint event with Nashville and Highland Rim Chapters. We’ll be based in Helen, GA but will spend most of our time exploring the region outside of the town. We’ll visit at least 3 major […]

Flat Rock State Natural Area Wildflowers

Flat Rock State Natural Area 2000 Factory Rd, Murfreesboro, TN

Murfreesboro, TN4 miles. Easy. *** Note Time Change ***Flat Rock is a lesser used trail and offers a great example of middle Tennessee cedar glades and barrens. The wooded sections, meadows, and contrastingly stark rocky areas yield their own unique variety of what are often specifically adapted wildflower species. We’ll hike at a pace that […]

Jones Mill – Long Hunter State Park

Jones Mill Trail Long Hunter State Park 9933 Barnett Rd, Mount Juliet, TN

Options for 3-1/2 or 7-3/4 miles. Easy to moderate for length. Mount Juliet, TNThis is a hiker-friendly biking trail that features cedar glades and barrens along with other types of terrain. While this won't be a wildflower-focused hike we can expect to see quite a few. Bring plenty of water and snacks. We’ll meet at […]

Bryant Grove – Long Hunter State Park

Bryant Gove Trailhead @ Couchville Lake 2910 Hobson Pike, Hermitage, TN

Up to 8.4 miles out and back, easy to moderate for distance Hermitage, TNThis easily navigated and relatively flat trail moves along the shoreline of Percy Priest and through wooded sections, cedar glades, and other more open areas. Much of the trail is in the open and ticks are abundant this year – so sun […]

Beaman Henry Hollow / Laurel Woods Combo

Creekside Trailhead, Ashland City, TN 37015, USA Creekside Trailhead, Ashland City, Tennessee

*** POSTPONED from July 7 ***Roughly 9 miles. Moderately strenuous to strenuous for terrain and length (and heat!)Beaman Park, Ashland CityYou must register to join this hike.We’ll combine the Henry Hollow Loop trail with the eastern loop of the Laurel Woods trail. These paths will take us across creeks and over a number of ridges. […]

Burch Reserve Contemplative Hike

Burch Reserve Trailhead 36.06259, -86.90674

IN MEMORY OF MAGGIE COX3 miles. Easy.Burch Reserve, Edwin Warner Park, NashvilleMaggie hiked this one weekly. Bring a snack and water. You may want insect repellant, sunscreen, and a hat. Meet at parking lot in time for an 8:30 AM step off. Alternate date for inclement weather: Sunday, July 31st.

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