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We will have a lot of hikes in Middle Tennessee. However we will also do a lot of hiking in the Cumberland Plateau and Cumberland Mountains which are between Nashville and Knoxville and between Nashville and Chattanooga. Most of these hikes will be long day trips but are very awarding hikes.

We will also offer longer hikes that involve overnights. These hikes are from anywhere from the Smoky Mountains to the Rocky Mountains or anywhere there are good hikes that the group would like to hike.

In addition to hiking we will be open to all kinds of outdoor activities from kayaking, biking, horseback riding, sitting around a fire, camping, caving, having a picnic, listening to live music outside, rock climbing or pretty much anything that is outdoors.

We may also have some social activities as well such as dinners or other activities that will help us all get to know each other.

We are always looking for people who are will to host meetups and I am always willing to help you organize your first few meetup events so let me know if you would like to be an Event Organizer

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Monday nature walk @ Edwin Warner Park

Edwin Warner Park Nature Center

We'll meet in the courtyard behind the nature center building. Once we have a group, we'll choose a route and head off.

The hike will likely be around 2-3 miles, which we might finish in 2-3 hours. I'm not planning on going fast, or hiking straight through. I'll have my children, who will probably want to be carried at some point and stop for a snack.

Afterward, if anyone is interested, we can pop up to Bruegger's or Le Peep for brunch.

The entrance to the park is just SW of the intersection of Hwy 100 and Old Hickory Blvd in Bellevue.

Monday nature walk @ Edwin Warner Park

Edwin Warner Park Nature Center

We'll meet in the courtyard behind the nature center building. Once we have a group, we'll choose a route and head off.

The hike will likely be around 2-3 miles, which we might finish in 2-3 hours. I'm not planning on going fast, or hiking straight through. I'll have my children, who will probably want to be carried at some point and stop for a snack.

Afterward, if anyone is interested, we can pop up to Bruegger's or Le Peep for brunch.

The entrance to the park is just SW of the intersection of Hwy 100 and Old Hickory Blvd in Bellevue.

President's Day Weekend Black Rock Mountain & Tallulah Gorge State Parks Trip

Black Rock Mountain State Park

Let's plan on doing a North Georgia hiking trip.

We will meet at the Visitor Center at Black Rock Mountain State Park at 9:00am Eastern Time next do Black Rock Overlook

We will then go to and Hike James Edmonds Trail then Tennessee Rock Trail

James Edmonds trial 7.2 Miles strenuous-difficult

Tennessee Rock Trail 2.2 miles

Link to the trail map and information

https://gastateparks.org/sites/default/files/parks/pdf/trailmaps/BlackRockMountain_TrailMap.pdf

https://documentcloud.adobe.com/link/track?uri=urn%3Aaaid%3Ascds%3AUS%3A7d8a57d0-965a-49a3-85ec-6949b9ace4ee

https://gastateparks.org/BlackRockMountain/Trails

AFTER THE HIKE

After the hike on Saturday we can eat dinner in Clayton GA also for those who would be interested there is a tap house/brewery to check out.

https://curraheebrew.com/

On Sunday we will meet at Tallulah Gorge Visitor Center at 8:00am Eastern time

So we will plan to hike the North & South Rim Trial 3 miles and Hurricane Falls Trail Loop 2 miles with 1,099 stairs.

Also if available some folks may want to get a permit the day of the hike for the trail at the gorge floor they issue no more the 100 per day depending on weather However keep in mind

The trail is
2.5 miles, round-trip | No soil, all rocks and boulders | Rated very difficult | No dogs allowed on this trail
Permits Required For Gorge Floor

Link to the trail map and information

https://documentcloud.adobe.com/link/track?uri=urn%3Aaaid%3Ascds%3AUS%3A0386445f-e81b-4555-84c1-21109d647e03

https://gastateparks.org/TallulahGorge/Trails

AFTER THE HIKE

After the hike on Sunday we can eat lunch in Clayton GA also there is a Winery to check out in Tiger GA

http://www.tigerwine.com/

Things to bring:

Micro Spikes in case of ice on the trail

Lots of water

Lunch and snacks for the trail

Hiking boots and hiking poles

Change of clothes for after the hike

Bring hand sanitizer

A headlamp

Lodging:

I will be staying Friday and Saturday night at the Quality Inn at Clayton GA

Here is a link to the hotel
https://www.choicehotels.com/georgia/clayton/quality-inn-hotels/ga474?source=gyxt

There are other hotels and Camping options as well

Camping at Black Rock Mountain State Park

https://gastateparks.org/BlackRockMountain

Other Hotels

https://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotels-g34843-Clayton_Rabun_County_Georgia-Hotels.html

Standard Notice:
Meetup organizers/leaders are not guides. Expect the same risks & take the same precautions you would take if you were hiking alone. You are solely responsible for your own safety and well-being. By signing up for and/or attending this Meetup event, you acknowledge, understand, accept, & agree that hiking and other outdoor activities can be dangerous & can cause serious bodily injury and possibly death. The organizers of this group and current and former members cannot be held responsible or liable in any way for the actions of any participant - including you - at any event. All attendees participate at an event at their own risk and are solely responsible for any damage to their property, and/or any injury to themselves or their guests. By signing up for this event, you affirm you understand this disclaimer, & that you knowingly and voluntarily agree not to bring any type of claim arising out of or related to this Meetup event against organizers of this Meetup group.

Monday nature walk @ Edwin Warner Park

Edwin Warner Park Nature Center

We'll meet in the courtyard behind the nature center building. Once we have a group, we'll choose a route and head off.

The hike will likely be around 2-3 miles, which we might finish in 2-3 hours. I'm not planning on going fast, or hiking straight through. I'll have my children, who will probably want to be carried at some point and stop for a snack.

Afterward, if anyone is interested, we can pop up to Bruegger's or Le Peep for brunch.

The entrance to the park is just SW of the intersection of Hwy 100 and Old Hickory Blvd in Bellevue.

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Monday nature walk @ Edwin Warner Park

Edwin Warner Park Nature Center

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