NEXT EVENT!!! May 20th at 4 pm we will have another work day. The YMCA is coming to film the making of the trail. Come help us celebrate the $30,000 YMCA grant for trailhead development for diabetes education and wellness.

Wear sturdy boots! Bring yard tools like clippers and we will clear some more bramble off the trail. Water will be provided.

On April 26th, we had a great work day. Comcast CARES was the corporate sponsor and brought volunteers and equipment, skid loader and chain saws to help clear the bramble off the trailhead triangle...


Thanks to all who came and participated - that much closer to the trail opening!

Here's the Highway 307 end of the currently owned Phase 1.. 

1300 East Madison Ave, Athens, TN 37303

Here's the Highway 39 end of the currently owned Phase 1...

1179 new englewood road, athens, tn

Questions? Contact Stewart



On 3/6/14 Thursday 5:30 pm, the Friends of the Trail held a meeting at the College of Applied Technology - Athens TN campus.‎    For directions, click on the map to the right and put in your address...Meeting agenda: We planned a work day, planned a public walk day (March 23, 1-5 pm) and nominated a Naming Committee to begin on the naming plan.  Please pass this information on to anyone who you think would be interested. Notes will be available in the near future.

1635 Vol-Tech Drive, athens, tn 37371
As of 12/3/2013: Thanks to the support of our local governments, we are now working with CSX to close on the property for Phase I. Our goal is to close during December of 2013. Once that happens, a planning meeting will be called in January to determine the next steps that will move this project forward to get the trail open as soon as possible.

November 4th, 2013,: At a Called Session of the Athens City Council, the RTT Local Inter-Agency Agreement was approved in a 3-2 vote in the City Municipal Building. 

to the agenda for the Athens city council meeting will be held on September 17th, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. at the Athens Municipal Building (map to the right).

815 North Jackson Street, Athens, tn

October 21st, 2013: The McMinn County Commissioners voted to accept the RTT Local Inter-Agency Agreement on a 6:3 called vote on Monday, October 21st in the Blue Room of the McMinn Courthouse.

County Commision Meetings are held the third Monday in the McMinn County Courthouse - Blue Room - 6 East Madison Ave, Athens, TN 37303 (map to right)

6 east madison ave,athens

October 14th, 2013: Englewood Town Commission held a public forum for comments on RTT - on Monday, October 14th at the Community Center at 101 Carroll St in Englewood. Everyone who attended was allowed to speak. All comments were in support. Then in the regular session the Town Commissioner's in a rollcall vote all Commissioners voted to accept the Local Inter-Agency Agreement addressing Phases 1 & 2 of the RTT project.

Put your support into action - be at the local meetings with as many people as possible to show your support for the Trails.