Urban Hike - 5 mile hike with Cara Alexander, Park Ranger, Bicentennial Mall

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 the see Music City !!!


Tennessee Hiking Group and Nashville Hiking Meetup present a special edition of our popular Wednesday Night Urban Hike.

Cara Alexander, Park Ranger, Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park, will join us and provide a walking tour of the Mall, as well as some history of Germantown.

Departure Time: 11:00 a.m. SHARP (unless we have a good reason to wait)

Distance: ~ 5 miles

Hike Time: 2 hours

Rating: Moderate

Join us for a walk 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, past LP Field, then back to Bicentennial Mall.

This "Hike" is for beginners and experienced hikers, alike. We will take it easy on this walk. No one is left alone, and there are no expectations...we do this for fellowship, exercise, and fun.

All are welcome to stay and enjoy lunch at Farmer's Market, after the hike.

Dress for the weather, wear comfortable footwear, and bring some water. 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!). The privilege of ringing the bell goes to the first lady who reaches it, and who is hiking this hike for the first time .

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MISCELLANEOUS:

Questions? Call Frank [masked]).

Running late? Please call, or text, Frank.

Can't make it? Please be courteous and change your RSVP as early as possible! Call Frank if it is a last minute change.

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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  • Mary G S.

    This was time well spent for me. It was a beautiful day, I learned so much from Cara about the Bicentennial Mall. The hike route was interesting and helped me get my bearings with the downtown area. I met several wonderful people. I feel so fortunate to have these events and I want to thank the leaders for all their time and effort.

    2 · February 24, 2013

  • Pat

    Sorry I double booked without realizing it. Sounds like you had a great hike. I forgot I signed up for this one and then sgned up for a second one which I went on :(

    February 24, 2013

  • Vickie

    Great hike. Loved the ranger tour as well

    2 · February 24, 2013

  • Vickie

    Had a wonderful day! Love this hiking group. First urban hike. Definitely memorable

    1 · February 24, 2013

  • Jim M.

    My first urban hike, and I'm glad it was this one. Thanks Frank!

    2 · February 23, 2013

  • vignatio

    Great walk, and the weather cooperated. I look forward to the next.

    2 · February 23, 2013

  • Sarah h.

    I'm bummed I totally forgot about it,but I'm glad it was fun

    February 23, 2013

  • Michelle S.

    I learned so much and had a good time doing it!

    1 · February 23, 2013

  • Rita B.

    I'm bummed to have missed this one. Please offer it again as it looked so cool.

    February 23, 2013

  • Michelle S.

    First event as well for me. I will bringing only 1 daughter instead of 2 for a total of 2. Looking forward to it!

    February 23, 2013

  • Jeana

    My daughter and I are under the weather, so my bunch won't be making this hike. So sorry.

    February 23, 2013

  • Dave

    First event :)

    February 22, 2013

  • Keith

    I'm trying out the smaller Montgomery Bell Park group for my first meet.

    February 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am excited about the walk.

    1 · February 22, 2013

  • Linda Ann B.

    where are we parking for this hike?

    February 21, 2013

    • Frank W.

      Linda - see comment above.

      February 21, 2013

  • Frank W.

    In case anyone missed it...
    the Amphitheater is at the south end of Bicentennial Capital Mall State Park. There is parking all along the streets bordering the Park, and there is a parking lot to the east of the Amphitheater, on the north side of Harrison Street, between 5th & 6th Avenues. Additional parking is located across 7th Ave at the north end of the Mall. Here is a Google Map link showing the Amphitheater, parking, and Farmer's Market: http://goo.gl/maps/Vm....

    February 21, 2013

  • Tracy

    sorry

    February 21, 2013

  • Frank W.

    This is a link to the Google Map of the hike. Points A-F are the tour led by Cara Alexandra. G-X mark the rest of the Urban Hike.
    Please print a copy, and bring it with you, in the event you become separated from the group.

    http://goo.gl/maps/C0UkA

    February 21, 2013

  • Christina

    Something came up but I hope to hike with this group soon!

    February 20, 2013

  • Tabby

    Bringing my friend Kelly

    1 · February 17, 2013

  • Frank W.

    We will meet at the amphitheater, and essentially divide the event into two segments: 1. Bicentennial Mall/Germantown, and; 2. The remainder of the traditional Urban Hike.
    Part 1 will officially end when we all arrive back at the amphitheater.
    Those wishing to continue on the Urban Hike may follow me through downtown Nashville for an additional 4 miles.
    The food court at Farmers Market will be open for lunch.
    At this writing, the joint attendance between THG and NHM, is at 112. This should be quite an event! See you there!

    1 · February 11, 2013

  • Abby A.

    Sounds fun!

    February 2, 2013

  • Tabby

    Bringing Xander he's 7

    January 13, 2013

  • Frank W.

    Copy/paste is treacherous. All those hidden parts that sneak by...

    January 12, 2013

  • Vickie

    Is the departure time 10:45am or 6:30 pm (sharp)? LOL Do not want to be late (nor 8 hours early).

    January 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Do not want to drive with the snow.

    January 12, 2013

  • Vickie

    This sounds like a wonderful hike. Thanks!

    January 12, 2013

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