Waterfall Weekend at Rock Island State Park: Great Falls view & Talk

March 15th 11:00am- Great Falls Join Ranger Lundquist for a look back in time while viewing this 30ft horseshoe falls. Learn about the historical significance of this water to generations of visitors to this area. Groups can caravan to Twin Falls. Meet at the Old Mill Parking lot (aprox. 30min talk)

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  • Sharon

    very interesting ranger leading the hikes

    March 19, 2014

  • James Q

    Photos from March 15th's Rock Island Meetups are in 3 albums:
    http://www.meetup.com/nashville-hiking/photos/20658522/
    http://www.meetup.com/nashville-hiking/photos/20658712/
    http://www.meetup.com/nashville-hiking/photos/20658892/ My photos are also on Facebook:
    https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10152009279626801.1073742030.758506800&type=1
    If we have a common friend, you should be able to see it. The quality is better, though, on Meetup.

    March 16, 2014

  • Laurie B.

    Trout Lilly, Bloodroot, and Rue Anemone were some of the wildflowers we saw today.

    March 15, 2014

  • Laurie B.

    Great day with fellow hikers, Dava did a gret job guiding us and identifying wildflowers.

    1 · March 15, 2014

  • Chessie

    Dava was AWESOME today. So glad I went.

    1 · March 15, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks so much for sharing your expertise Dava. A great day for learning and looking at Great Falls

    March 15, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Im running late so will catch up later in the day.

    March 15, 2014

  • Mountain D.

    My eta to old target is 9:10am. On my way from Clarksville. Hopefully someone has an empty seat.

    March 15, 2014

  • Susan N.

    Hi Everybody! Our weather looks to be pretty good! Cloudy maybe, but not rainy. I will be at the Bell Road/ Old Target/ Old Carnival Kia at 9:00. I can ride with someone or take passengers. Chessie- you can ride with me. I am coming from Green Hills. My phone # is 406-1324. Text me if you want a ride. I don't know how to get to Rock Island, but am trusting that I can follow someone. I also have a Garmin in my car. Thanks, James Q. for remembering that I am going. haven't seen you in awhile.

    1 · March 14, 2014

    • Chessie

      Hey Susan! How long will you be staying? I am getting over a cold and not sure if I should even go. I really want to but maybe only for one hike. Are you staying for all hikes?

      March 15, 2014

    • James Q

      The only hiking appears to be the Little Falls Hike at 1:45pm, so I think you'll be fine.

      March 15, 2014

  • Laurie B.

    I'm confused are we meeting at 82 Beach Rd, or Old Mill Parking lot?

    March 14, 2014

    • James Q

      82 Beach Road is just the main address for the park and probably what's loaded into Meetup since "Old Mill parking lot" is most likely not an option.

      March 14, 2014

    • James Q

      Look at the GPS coordinates I posted earlier on Google Maps.

      1 · March 15, 2014

  • Laurie B.

    the Old Mill Parking Lot on Great Falls Rd, which is the first lot on the right after you pass Great Falls Dam, and is next to the obvious, large brick mill that sits just a couple of feet off the right side of the road.

    March 15, 2014

  • Rohini N

    Is anyone driving down from Nashville? Still not been able to arrange for a ride :(
    Maybe wont be able to make it tomorrow.

    March 14, 2014

    • James Q

      I hope you find a ride, Rohini, but based on the comments so far, everyone is either south or east of the Baptist Hospital area.

      March 14, 2014

    • Rohini N

      Yeah... its sad :(

      March 14, 2014

  • Larry I. J.

    Hi All - sorry, I've been on the road all day, so just reading the comments below now! I'm running the carpool from Bell & I-24 from the Target (closed) parking lot. It's directly behind the IHOP, if that helps. 9:00 am CST is the meeting time there - that'll put us there a little early, but I think it's good to do so. Troy is meeting me there. Chessie, you're welcome too. That leaves me room for one more (it's a decent size Civic, blue). If needed, message me directly for my cell phone #. Thanks!

    March 14, 2014

    • James Q

      I think Susan mentioned that she wanted to carpool from there, too.

      March 14, 2014

  • Chessie

    Could I carpool with someone in the Brentwood area? :D and what time would we meet to be in Rock Island by 11?

    March 14, 2014

    • James Q

      BTW, I'm going there from near downtown Franklin, and heading east on 96 toward Murfreesboro. I'm not sure if anyone else is leaving from Franklin.

      March 14, 2014

    • Chessie

      Yeah I could meet people off Bell Rd, my cell is[masked] if someone could text me and let me know the details of when they are meeting.

      March 14, 2014

  • Rosanna

    Have had a sudden change of plans (a memorial to attend). Hope it's a great day!

    March 14, 2014

  • James Q

    Looks like the Old Mill Parking Lot is located at GPS coordinates[masked], -85.629458.
    http://maps.google.com/maps?q=@35.803916,-85.629458

    There's also a map at:
    http://tnstateparks.com/assets/pdf/additional-content/park-brochures/rock-island_brochure.pdf

    1 · March 13, 2014

  • James Q

    For people in Franklin, it's going to be easiest to head to due east on 96 through Murfreesboro and then to through McMinnville, so the carpool location that others have mentioned won't be the most convenient.

    1 · March 13, 2014

  • James Q

    Is it okay to bring a dog?

    March 9, 2014

    • Dava L.

      Rock Island State Park does allow dogs on a leash on the hiking trails but do to so many people attending and it open to the public we are asking for no dogs on the wildflower and waterfall program. So sorry for any inconvenience. Thank you for you interest

      March 10, 2014

  • Rohini N

    Hi.. I would love to join this hike and I don't have a car. Is there anyone travelling from Nashville who can carpool? I live near West End/ Vanderbilt. Please let me know!! Thanks :)

    March 10, 2014

  • Larry I. J.

    Hey Troy - I'm going! If you (or anyone else) wants to meet me at the old Target parking lot at I-24 & Bell Rd., I'm happy to drive from there.

    March 9, 2014

    • Troy P.

      What time are you coming back

      March 9, 2014

    • Larry I. J.

      I'll probably come on back after the last hike that day to Little Falls (scheduled for 1:45). I'm guessing we'd leave by 3:00, if not before, and be back in Nash around 5:00. I'm flexible...

      March 10, 2014

  • Troy P.

    Is anyone carpooling from the Brentwood or surrounding area?

    March 7, 2014

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