What we're about

Welcome to OUTdoors Nashville - the gay men's adventuring club. Join us for hiking, backpacking, and camping through our local great big backyard.

OUTdoors Nashville is a judge-free Meetup open to all backgrounds, ages, and experience levels. Even though we are primarily a gay men's group, friends and allies are always welcome! If you have a four-legged friend that you would like to bring along feel free, provided they are on a leash, play well with others, and permitted based on location (not otherwise noted in the event’s description).

Adventuring with us starts with you, and probably the most exciting part about our group is that our outings are just as diverse as our members. Whether it’s leisurely day hikes around town, car camping at a state park, or multi-night backpacks in the mountains we strive to maintain an active year-round calendar. As always, if you have an idea for an event feel free to make a suggestion or contact us by email.

Thank you for your interest in joining! We look forward to meeting you, and hope to see you at our next outing!

Upcoming events (2)

Scenic Hike at Peeler Park

Peeler Park Greenway Trailhead

See the trails at this 645 acre jewel hidden in the middle of the city. Distance 7+ miles. 3 hours Easy to moderate fast pace with frequent stops to admire the scenery. May involve walking through high grass; dress appropriately. Please RSVP with integrity. We'll start at 8:30 am sharp at the boat ramp to the Cumberland River, down the Greenway towards the Equestrian parking lot. Go past the pond continuing uphill on the Long View Trail to the highest spot in the park for a great view then loop thru another field for one mile. We'll continue down and up an easy hill to to the trailhead on Menees Lane, onto the Upland trai, LongView traill and Fencerow trail thru the woods and fields until we reconnect to the the easy paved Greenway trail. Cross over the boardwalk, around the Inner Loop and back to the parking lot. Route subject to change depending on trail conditions. Please RSVP with integrity. Expect to see deer and possibly herons, hawks, turkeys, biting insects and who knows what else? Bring ample water, insect repellent, sunscreen, footwear suitable for dirt trails and water. Most of the trails are not shaded. Please allow ample time to make it to Peeler before the hike begins. RSVP with integrity, If you find you cannot make it, please change your RSVP to "can't go." Directions: From the south: take Briley Parkway north to exit 14 Gallatin Pk North/Madison, go north on Gallatin Pike past the graveyards and continue approximately 1.5 miles. Keep right. Turn right onto Neelys Bend Rd at Walgreens/City Road Chapel Methodist. There is only one way to turn onto Neelys Bend. Follow for 7+ miles or until you are sure you will never get there. :) The last restroom is at the Mapco. Go past the red barn and horses--you're almost there! Trailhead and boat ramp parking lot are at the end of the road at the River. Look for Bill at the info kiosk rain or shine--even if it's just to say "go home."; his cell is[masked] if you get lost. Dogs(and pigs) welcome. Dogs must be leashed at all times by law. Local fines start at $50. Dog leashes should be 6 ft. long or less per park rules so dogs don't get in the way of joggers and bikers. The park appreciates dog owners who carry litter bags for their pets. If your dog does not get along well with other dogs or strangers, this is probably not a good activity. Standard Notice: Meetup organizers/leaders are not guides. Expect the same risks and 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, and agree that hiking and other outdoor activities can be dangerous and can cause serious bodily injury and possibly death. The organizers of this group and current and former members can not 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 that you understand this disclaimer, and that you knowingly and voluntarily agree not to bring any type of claim arising out of or related to this Meetup event against the organizers of this Meetup group. Please RSVP with integrity.

Lilly Bridge+Point Trail+Brewery+Super­ Supper - Obed Wild & Scenic River

Lilly Bridge, Obed Wild & Scenic River

Meetup: I-40 exit 236 Home Depot: 955 S Hartman, Lebanon, Tn. 7:00am sharp Central time. Travel Time 2.5 hours one way We will carpool. Hike Distance 6 miles Hike Time 4+ hours Difficulty: Easy to Moderate Hike Leader: Bill[masked] voice/text We expect to be on the trail by 9:30am Central. The park is in Eastern time. Please RSVP with integrity--if you find you cannot come please say so. Hike along the astounding scenic areas up and along the bluffs of this natural area at the Obed Wild and Scenic River. We take Exit 300 Monterey off I-40E for a quick regroup/pit stop. Then take Tn-62E and a short-cut along little used local roads to the parking lot at Lilly Bridge (which is also a river access for paddling.) We will go .4 miles up to the top of the bluff onto Point Trail which is a there-and-back totaling 3.8 miles to the Point overlooking where Clear Creek joins the Obed River. We'll have lunch/light snack here. We'll stop along the way at various spots to oooh-and-ahhhh over the views and the rock formations. Expect awesome scenery-bring the camera. We'll head back to the Overlook at Lilly Bluff which offers a jaw-dropping views of Clear Creek; return downhill on the Boulder Trail 1 mile past rock-climbing areas to the Bridge and parking lot. Next we'll stop at Lilly Pad Hopyard Brewery & Campgrounds 2 minutes away for a quick pint or two then head towards home stopping in Deer Lodge at Wiedemann's Hotel for a home-cooked style buffet. ($8 CASH only, no plastic) before continuing to I-40 via Tn-62. Please bring ample water, lunch and snacks. Dress appropriately with suitable footwear. Please be willing to drive your vehicle or be ready to offer your driver money to help pay for gas. Kids and dogs: ask me. Please RSVP with integrity--if you find you cannot come please say so. Standard Notice: Meetup organizers/leaders are not guides. Expect the same risks and 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, and agree that hiking and other outdoor activities can be dangerous and can cause serious bodily injury and possibly death. The organizers of this group and current and former members can not 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 that you understand this disclaimer, and that you knowingly and voluntarily agree not to bring any type of claim arising out of or related to this Meetup event against the organizers of this Meetup group. Please RSVP with integrity--if you find you cannot come please say so.

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Day Hike: Sewanee Perimeter Trail

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