Join celebrity hosts as we discover the outdoors!
Nashville Hiking Meetup and Hiking with the Stars welcome Ian Reitz, co-anchor of WSMV's 'Channel 4 News Today' weekday mornings from 4 to 7 a.m. If the weather cooperates, Ian spends most weekends outside. He loves to hike and his top picks in Middle Tennessee include Percy and Edwin Warner Parks.
To thank Ian, please bring a cash donation to the Friends of Beaman Park which can be dropped off in the donation box at the Nature Center.
Meeting Time: 8:00 a.m.
Meeting Place: Beaman Park Nature Center
Hike Distance: 6.6 total miles
Estimated Hike Time: 3 hours
Notes: Dogs on a leash welcomed
We will start promptly at 8:00 a.m., meeting in front of the Nature Center and trailhead located on Old Hickory Blvd between Clarksville Hwy and Ashland City Hwy.
We will head down the Sedge Hill Trail, across the creek to the Henry Hollow Loop headed north along the Creekside Trail, then continue uphill to the Ridgetop Trail which is 2.1 miles there and 2.1 miles back. Returning to the short side of Henry Hollow Loop, we'll cross the creek again and head uphill to the Nature Center for a total of 6.6 miles.
These trails are rated moderate and the hike should be easily completed in less than 3 hours. Looking to make a brisk pace on this hike.
Leashed dogs welcomed.
Wear appropriate footwear, bring a snack, and plenty of water.
Directions (a.k.a. your GPS will lie to you): If this is your first time to Beaman, it's better to map the Lewis Country Store at 5106 Old Hickory Blvd, Nashville, TN 37218 (corner of Old Hickory Blvd. and Ashland City Hwy - Hwy 12). From there, head north on Old Hickory (sort of behind the store), wave out the window to Sulphur Creek Farm on your right as you pass, and after traveling about 4 miles you'll see the entrance to the Nature Center on your left.