Let head down to Virgin Falls in the Virgin Falls Pocket Wilderness Area near Sparta TN. This is one of the most popular hikes in Middle Tennessee.
I have never made it to Virgin Falls so this will be an exploratory hike (i.e., we'll be using maps and guidebooks to work our way along the trail).
Meeting time: 7 AM in Bowling Green (travel time to the trail head is 3 hours each way)
Distance: 8.2 miles
Estimated Time: 6-8 hours
Difficulty: strenuous (From what I can gather there is a lot of climbing and the trail can be wet and slick from all the waterfalls)
Well behaved dogs are welcome
Bring your camera, lunch, and plenty of water. We will stop in Cookeville, TN, for dinner on the way home. The drive is 300 miles so make sure you bring gas money if you catch a ride with someone.
You can find more info on Virgin Falls at http://www.tn.gov/environment/na/natareas/virgin/
Cloudhiking.com has an awesome write-up on the trail. http://www.cloudhiking.com/trails/virgin-falls.php