TNP at Murfreesboro Parks Chapter


  • TNP at Murfreesboro Parks - Becoming a Naturalist
    September 1, 2022
    4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • TNP at Murfreesboro Parks - Geology/Ecology
    September 8, 2022
    4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • TNP at Murfreesboro Parks - Invertebrates
    September 22, 2022
    4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • TNP at Murfreesboro Parks - Mammals
    September 29, 2022
    4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • TNP at Murfreesboro Parks - Birds of TN (Class)
    October 6, 2022
    4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • TNP at Murfreesboro Parks - Birds of TN (Field)
    October 8, 2022
    7:30 am - 9:30 am
  • TNP at Murfreesboro Parks - Nocturnal Naturalist
    October 27, 2022
    4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • TNP at Murfreesboro Parks - Herps
    March 30, 2023
    4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • TNP at Murfreesboro Parks - Forbs, Ferns, Fungi
    April 6, 2023
    4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • TNP at Murfreesboro Parks - Forests
    April 20, 2023
    4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • TNP at Murfreesboro Parks - Living Waters
    April 27, 2023
    4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • TNP at Murfreesboro Parks - Final Gathering
    May 4, 2023
    4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Murfreesboro Parks Chapter at Barfield Crescent Park will begin on September 1, 2022. The 275-acre natural area has approximately 5 miles of hiking trails and 9 miles of mountain bike trails. Beginning from the Wilderness Station, the paved path cuts through a hardwood forest that rises above limestone outcrops. This eventually leads to the River Overlook and backcountry campground. Here the trail turns into a dirt path that skirts along the West Fork of the Stones River. Climbing higher towards the peak, there are limestone sinks and a long stone fence that is thought to be Civil War-era. The natural area here is a beautiful example of the Oak/Hickory forest and Karst topography that is so prevalent in Middle Tennessee.