Tennessee Hiking Clubs

Tennessee Hiking Clubs
Tennessee hiking clubs are almost as numerous as the state's many trails. These clubs offer training, support and companionship to both novice and experienced hikers. Most of these clubs also offer the opportunity to participate in conservation efforts and trail maintenance, as well as participation in other outdoor activities, such as camping, canoeing and biking.

Tennesee Trails Association

The Tennessee Trails Association is a hiking club with 14 chapters scattered around the state. In addition to hiking together, members of the Tennessee Trails Association also help to maintain hiking trails, and volunteer opportunities abound. The group and its chapters welcome newcomers to its meetings and its regular activities.

Tennessee Trails Association
P.O. Box 41446
Nashville, Tennessee 37204-1446
www.tennesseetrails.org
(888) 445-3882

Tennessee Eastman Hiking and Canoeing Club

The Eastman Hiking and Canoeing Club focuses its activities on the Appalachian Trail and sponsors numerous paddling and hiking trips throughout the year. The club also schedules regular maintenance trips for clearing trail and shelter upkeep.

Tennessee Eastman Hiking and Canoeing Club
Building 310 Eastman Road
Kingsport, Tennessee 37662
www.tehcc.org

Smoky Mountains Hiking Club

The Smoky Mountains Hiking Club hikes, and maintains, trails in the Smoky Mountains, sponsoring weekly hikes and regular work outings. The club is also actively involved in conservation and environmental protection efforts.

Smoky Mountains Hiking Club
P.O. Box 51592
Knoxville, Tennessee 37950-1592
www.smhclub.org

Greeneville Hiking Club

The Greeneville Hiking Club sponsors regular day and overnight hikes in the Greene County and the Smokies. In addition to hikes, it also sponsors bike rides, canoeing, and trail maintenance and cleanup.

Greeneville Hiking Club
Ned Sanders, president
c/o Teague Printing Company, Inc.
210 W. Church St.
Greeneville, Tennessee 37743
Tel: (423) 638-4551 (day phone)
Tel: (423) 638-4343 (night phone)
www.greenevillehikers.xtn.net

Chattanooga Hiking Club

The Chattanooga Hiking Club sponsors regular trips on local trails and engages in conservation efforts. The club welcomes hikers at all levels of experience, and provides a great deal of information for new and experienced hikers on its website, including safety tips and hunting season schedules.

Chattanooga Hiking Club
P.O. Box 24834
Chattanooga, Tennessee 37422
hiking.chattanooga.net

Article Written By Lainie Petersen

Lainie Petersen lives in Chicago and began writing professionally in 1989. She covers careers, consumer issues and business for several online publications. Petersen holds a bachelor's degree in philosophy from Illinois State University and a Master of Library and Information Science degree from Dominican University.

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