Urban Hike - 5¼ Mile Night Walk - Downtown Nashville - Great for New Members!

See downtown Nashville and its landmarks on foot and up close! Our weekly urban hikes have become a popular trek for beginners and expert hikers alike. This is a wonderful opportunity for first-time visitors to see Music City !!!

Departure Time @ Thai Phooket: 6:30 p.m. SHARP (unless we have a good reason to wait)










Distance: 5.2 miles

Hike Time: 2 hours

Rating: Moderate

Join us for a walk from Thai Phooket, past LP Field, over the Cumberland River, through Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park, into Germantown, back through Bicentennial Mall, past the State Capitol (via 240 steps), through downtown, past the Schermerhorn Symphony Center, across the Cumberland River via the Shelby Avenue Pedestrian Bridge, once again past LP Field, then back to Thai Phooket, where we experience an excellent (optional) Thai dinner.

This "hike" is for beginners and experienced hikers, alike.  Feel comfortable walking fast or slow. We'll try to stay together, but when the group gets large enough, we often split into two (or more) groups with an experienced member "sweeping" the trail.  We'll try not to lose anybody, but please call me if you get lost.  We do this for fellowship, exercise, and fun.  The hike pauses at selected locations, so we may regroup and permit those who need a rest, time to catch their breath.  The hike resumes when I am comfortable that everyone is ready. This also helps assure that we don't lose anyone along the way.

All are welcome to stay and enjoy a great post-hike Thai dinner. I think it's best Thai food in Nashville.

Dress for the weather, wear comfortable footwear, and bring some water as necessary. See downtown Nashville up close, stop the world from spinning in Bicentennial Mall, and ring the State Capitol Liberty Bell (it is loud and fun!).



Thai Phooket: 207 Woodland Street, Nashville, TN 37213



Questions? Call James at[masked]-0569.

Running late? Please call or text, James, but please don't text and drive.

Can't make it? Please be courteous and change your RSVP as early as possible!

Posted times are departure times. We will leave on time unless we have a compelling reason to wait a few minutes longer.

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  • Frank W.

    Good size group! I sure miss it!

    March 5, 2014

  • James Q

    It was nice to meet the new people as well as seeing familiar faces. Thanks for coming out on a beautiful evening!

    4 · February 19, 2014

  • Jessica H.

    Nice scenery, but we went a little fast for a newbie like me to enjoy the surroundings.

    February 19, 2014

  • Frank S

    great time - I met a lot of very nice people! :)

    1 · February 19, 2014

  • Karen

    It was great to get back out there after missing for a few months!

    1 · February 19, 2014

  • Samantha

    Bummed I missed this. Out of work late and my GPS wouldn't recognize Thai Phooket. I'll make it out one of these weeks.

    February 19, 2014

  • Dan G

    Looking forward to getting tased.

    1 · February 19, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi! Looking forward to my first hiking meetup :)

    2 · February 19, 2014

  • Dave S.

    Oh Meryl.....you will pay for that, I'm sure.
    James, I'll share with you later.

    February 19, 2014

  • James Q

    Can one of the regulars please volunteer to be the rear leader/sweep for tonight? We potentially will have 40 people, including a lot of newbies. Even with some no-shows, we should have a good size group.

    February 19, 2014

    • James Q

      Meryl, we can't have you tasing the new people, and I'm sure we'll find another volunteer to be sweep. :)

      February 19, 2014

    • Meryl

      Oh come on. It adds a new element.

      1 · February 19, 2014

  • Kate Bennett C.

    Plus one

    February 19, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking forward to meeting this group!

    1 · February 18, 2014

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