Ask yourself: Why do I want to join a Hiking Group?If you are a hiking beginner who wants to routinely circle a smooth Lake trail and attend monthly Pub gatherings to socialize with the same like-minded residents, then may I suggest visiting my friends athttp://www.meetup.com/nashville-hiking/.
If you are a hiker who wants to stretch yourself as an explorer, leave the established trail, scramble or hop the occasional boulder, travel to scenic parts unknown, and doesn't mind getting a little dirty or scratched up...then P.A.T. is the group for you.
If you are still interested then check out this group for adventures in hiking, caving, backpacking, rappelling canyoneering, whitewater, kayaking, camping...and the occasional roller coaster ride. This is not a group comprised of Superheroes---we just like to push and challenge each other. We originate from Tennessee but we travel the southeast for outdoor fun: Georgia, Kentucky, Alabama, North Carolina,...and explore great locations far and wide such as Red Rock Canyon near Las Vegas, Nevada, and the scenic sites of Southern Utah. The established trail is only the starting point. This is one group that likes to explore the unadvertised terrain as much if not more than the well-trodden path.