Meeting times

Monthly Meetings : 2nd Tuesday at 7:00 pm CT, Barfield-Crescent Park's Wilderness Station, 697 Veterans Parkway, Murfreesboro

Chapter Hike Schedule

Sun. Sept. 17 - Sunday Hike - Barfield Wilderness Loop Trail. Barfield Crescent Park. Murfreesboro. 4 miles of wooded trail with a slight hill to climb near the beginning. Nothing very strenuous. Meet at the Barfield Crescent Park Wilderness Station at 9:00 am. There are lots of paved paths as well to walk if anyone wants to add on mileage and a wonderful steep hill offering a great cardio workout (only if anyone wants to!). Contact Jan Safavi at 615-390-9146 or

Sat. Sept. 23 - Need Hike Leader

Sat. Sept 30 – National Public Lands Day. Barfield Crescent Park, Murfreesboro. Come join us for trail maintenance from 8:00 am to 11:00 am CT. Meet in front of the Barfield Park Wilderness Station. Bring gloves, sturdy shoes, snack and water. For more information contact Sara Pollard at 615-714-3610 or

Sat. Sept 30 - 9 A.M. – 1 P.M: - NATIONAL PUBLIC LANDS DAY TRAIL BUILDING AT EDGAR EVINS STATE PARK, SILVER POINT. Observe National Public Lands Day by helping  Friends of Edgar Evins State Park build a new ½ mile Hillside Story Book Trail near the Interpretive Center museum. This trail will  be similar to the one at Long Hunter State Park but will be on very hilly terrain with views of Center Hill Lake and other special features. When completed it will stimulate interest in the outdoors, hiking in nature and reading for young children and their parents. There will be colorful pages from a nature themed book on signs posted at a small reader’s eye level along the trail. Contact Fount Bertram for details and to sign-up. Email  or home phone( 615) 765-5357 The pictures are from  the day we bushwhacked preliminary to flagging the trail  and a typical story book sign on the Ranger’s Story Book Trail at Long Hunter S.P.

OCT 2017

Sat. Oct 7Hidden Springs Loop, Cedars of Lebanon State Park. Rated an easy 4.7 miles.
Hidden Springs is a very nice trail with diverse terrain. Inclines are minimal and the pathway is easy walking. Along the way we will see parts of the regrowth of the hard cedar forest that gives the park its name. There are also areas of the trail that you can see down into the cave system that runs under the park. Hopefully there will be some fall color as well. Contact Tony Jones at 615-397-4463 or to register.

Tue. Oct 10 – Chapter Meeting – 7:00 pm. Elizabeth Gerlock of the Nashville chapter will share her travel to Vietnam.

Fri - Sun. Oct 13-15 – TTA Annual Meeting – DuBose Conference Center, Monteagle. Hosted by the Columbia/Franklin, Highland Rim, and Murfreesboro Chapters.

Sat. Oct 14 - 12th Annual History Hayride, Edgar Evins State Park, Silver Point. History, mystery, theater! Ride hay wagons into the past as costumed re-enactors reveal the history of the park and area. $15 per person. Make online reservations at you need help with reservations contact Fount and Anna Bertram at or home phone (615) 765-5357. Also see us on Facebook at  TIP: Events at the park can always be combined with a hike.
Sat. Oct 21 - Short Springs State Natural Area near Tullahoma is an approximate 4.5 mile hike rated moderate due to some rough terrain and elevation changes. This is a beautiful hike for waterfall lovers. The first trail will be to Busby Falls, which is actually more of a cascade. Then we will head over to Machine Falls (one of my personal favorites) we will spend a good deal of time here. Then we will return via the Machine Falls trail. Bring water and your camera and prepare for some wonderful photo opportunities. Hopefully, there will be some fall colors as well. Contact Tony Jones at 615-397-4463 or to register.

Sat.Oct 28 – Byrd Creek Loop. Cumberland Mountain State Park. Crossville. 8.1 mile loop rated moderate. We’ll hike beneath ancient white pine trees and other rich vegetation along the dark stream. This hike joins the Cumberland Overnight Trail as we explore the park along Threemile Creek and adjacent wooded hills. We’ll complete the hike by crossing the arched stone bridge and dam of Byrd Lake. Bring water, snacks and lunch. Contact Sara Pollard at 615-714-3610 or to register.

Sat. Oct. 2815th Annual Fall Color Boat Cruise on Center Hill Lake, Silver Point, 1 pm – 4 pm. This fundraising event is sponsored by the Friends of Edgar Evins State Park, an all volunteer group with the sole purpose of supporting the park.  See waterfowl, other lake fauna, fall colors, historic landmarks and rich lake homes from the comfort of a pontoon boat. $15 per person. Make online reservations  If you need help with reservations contact Fount and Anna Bertram at or home phone(615) 765-5357.  Also see us on Facebook  TIP: Events at the park can always be combined with a hike.

If you see errors, need to change something, or would like to add a hike:
Contact Jennifer Zahn at; Email -  jenzahn@gmail .com or 615-943-8853

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