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Virgin Falls - Strenuous Hike near Sparta - 9 miles
HIKE STATS: Meeting Time: 7:00 AM Meeting Place: Hermitage Kroger right off I-40 Hike Distance: 9 miles Estimated Hike Time: 6 hours Event Host: S.S. Klein Difficulty: Strenuous ( One of the best hikes in Middle Tennessee, and the most requested by Hiking Meetup members! Meet at Kroger Hermitage and carpool about 100 miles to the trailhead (Google map: Please offer your driver gas money. Bring your camera, lunch, and plenty of water. Make sure you dress for the weather! If you're meeting us at the trailhead, plan on 9:00 a.m. NOTE: Our event host has not hiked this before so it will be new for her. Driving directions: I-40 East to exit 288 in Cookeville, head south on Hwy 111 to Sparta and then exit Highway 70 and turn left to go through Sparta. Go to the community of DeRossett, 11 miles east of Sparta, turn right onto Eastland Road (Mourberry Road) and proceed six miles to Scott's Gulf Road (you'll see a sign for "Bridgestone Firestone Centennial Wilderness"). Turn right onto Scott's Gulf Road and proceed two miles to the parking area and trailhead on the right side of the road.

Kroger - Hermitage

5544 Old Hickory Boulevard Across from Summit Medical Center · Hermitage, TN

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In today's go-go-go, everybody's behind, got to get more done world, it seems like our work week keeps us stressed to the max. That makes our weekends even more important, as a way to get out and get away from all the stresses of our jobs. But sometimes we're just too busy to find different things to do or meet new people. One group of Tennesseans has found a way around that time crunch. They meet up through the internet...first on a web page, then live and in person...and always with a common goal of outdoor adventure. Meet Nashville Hiking Meetup.

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