On March 19th, Friends of the Rugby State Natural Area will  host our annual Eric Wilson Memorial Hike. Everyone is welcome to join us.

Long time Rugby resident Eric Wilson (1935-2013) discovered Cumberland Plateau hiking while a graduate student at Vanderbilt.  He was a charter member of Tennessee Trails Association, a long-time advocate for the Cumberland Trail, active in developing and maintaining trails, and encouraging hiking in and around Rugby.

We celebrate Eric’s March 17th birthday each year with this hiking event dedicated to his memory.  Registration is at 9:30 a.m. EST located at the Community Building, and hikes in and a Rugby begin at 10 a.m. EST. Hikes range from short and easy to challenging.

The event is free.