What we're about

Come meet people and enjoy activities in the great outdoors. We have no requirements regarding ethnicity, age or relationship status. Please check with your doctor before joining.

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Memphis Outdoor Adventure Group (http://www.meetup.com/MemphisOutdoors/about/) Our Dog Policy (http://www.meetup.com/MemphisOutdoors/about/) Our Organizers (http://www.meetup.com/MemphisOutdoors/members/?op=leaders) Our meetup locations and hiking trail heads (http://g.co/maps/e93h8)

Upcoming events (5+)

Fast Walk at Shelby Farms (Hyde Lake / Chickasaw Trail)

Let's get outside and enjoy the lake view (approx. 2.3 miles) or the forest path (approx. 2.75 miles) — both on paved trails. We will choose which trail or may do both, based on weather and attendee preference. Our plan is to make it around as many times as we can in the time allotted (usually 2-3x). If you need to leave early, no problem. One bottle of water should be enough, as we stop in the Visitor Center between laps, and you can refill with cold water in there.

Fast Walk at Shelby Farms (Hyde Lake / Chickasaw Trail)

Let's get outside and enjoy the lake view (approx. 2.3 miles) or the forest path (approx. 2.75 miles) — both on paved trails. We will choose which trail or may do both, based on weather and attendee preference. Our plan is to make it around as many times as we can in the time allotted (usually 2-3x). If you need to leave early, no problem. We will start the walk promptly at 10:30. Call me at[masked] if any questions. One bottle of water should be enough, as we stop in the Visitor Center between laps, and you can refill with cold water in there.

Fast Walk at Shelby Farms (Hyde Lake / Chickasaw Trail)

Let's get outside and enjoy the lake view (approx. 2.3 miles) or the forest path (approx. 2.75 miles) — both on paved trails. We will choose which trail or may do both, based on weather and attendee preference. Our plan is to make it around as many times as we can in the time allotted (usually 2-3x). If you need to leave early, no problem. One bottle of water should be enough, as we stop in the Visitor Center between laps, and you can refill with cold water in there.

Red Leaves Trail Adventure Weekend w/ Randy Hedgepath - Natchez Trace State Park

Groundhog Day weekend with State Naturalist for Tennessee State Parks, Randy Hedgepath! Stay at the park or just join us for the hikes. Here is your chance to walk thru the most extensive public forest in West Tennessee at Natchez Trace State Park (https://tnstateparks.com/parks/natchez-trace). Besides beautiful walks in the winter woods, you can learn about the trees and other plants, geology, and history. There will be a walk on all three days and a slide show on Friday night. You can come for 1 or more hikes or come stay the whole weekend. There will be cabins, campsites, and rooms at Pin Oak Lodge available. There is a $5 fee for the Saturday and Sunday walks but the Friday activities are free. MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS FOR CAMPSITES, CABINS, OR INN ROOMS HERE: https://reserve.tnstateparks.com/#park4798 OR JUST JOIN US FOR THE HIKES. Meeting place for the walks - the Park office on Highway 114 Google Map: https://goo.gl/maps/QPvdjQa5Po52 +++ Friday, February 1 at 2 PM Browns Creek Lake Section Free The plan is to take some vehicles to near the lake and then start hiking from Corinth Road. This shuttle will make it possible to do 3.1 miles of moderate walking. The forest is very beautiful here and Brown’s Lake is very picturesque. We could have good sunset views across the lake. +++ Friday, February 1 at 7 PM Pin Oak Lodge Free Join us at the Pin Oak Lodge at 7 PM where Randy Hedgepath will present a slide show about Natchez Trace nature and history. +++ Saturday, February 2nd at 10 AM Seven Bridges and Maple Lake Section $5. Register for this hike at http://bit.ly/2Hvoss6 We will carpool from the Park Office to north of Interstate 40 to set a shuttle to enable this 6 mile walk. We will begin at the crossing of Robertson Road and end at the Pecan Tree Picnic Area. Maple Creek Lake is beautiful and the forests are very diverse along this section of the Red Leaves Trail. The most elaborate trail bridges are found here and are attractions in themselves. The deep ravines will have flowing streams of clear water over the fine sand. Bring a lunch and plenty of water. Wear footwear for soft ground and wet spots with clothing appropriate for the weather. +++ Sunday, February 3rd at 9 AM Pin Oak Lake Section $5. Register for this hike at http://bit.ly/2Hvoss6 Our shuttle set up will allows us to have a 5.4 mile walk along the largest lake in the Natchez Trace Forest. The views are numerous along this long lakeshore. Bring a picnic lunch to enjoy along the water’s edge.

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