What we're about

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. Get to know Nashville Hiking Meetup.

In addition to our regular hikes and other outdoor adventures, we also plan social events and organize community volunteer projects such as park cleanup and trail building!

Get exercise,

. Make new friends,
. . Respect the environment,
. . . Give back to the community,
. . . . Laugh a lot

What more could you want? :-)

New and pending members: please be sure to read our "About Us" page (http://nashvillehiking.com/about/) all the way to the end before joining our group: http://nashvillehiking.com/about/

Useful links:
- Find us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/nashvillehiking
- Follow us on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/nashvillehiking
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nashvillehikingmeetup/

We look forward to seeing you on a hike!

Upcoming events (5)

Edwin Warner Park Evening Hike

Edwin Warner Park

Meeting Time: 6:00 PM Meeting Place: Edwin Warner Park Nature Center Hike Distance: ~6 miles Estimated Hike Time: ~2 hours Difficulty: Moderate, Fast Paced (~3 mph/20 minutes per mile)(http://www.nashvillehiking.com/pages/Hike_Rating_System) Hike Leader: Michael Hicks Notes: Dogs on a leash okay (Park regs require no more than 6-ft leash - you may be ticketed if you fail to use a leash!) This hike will be a combination of the Edwin Warner Woods (Blue) trail and park roads. This is a moderately strenuous hike of 4 - 5 miles with more than 900' of elevation change (details on trail map). Headlamps/Flashlights will be necessary on this hike. Trail Map (http://www.flickr.com/photos/mikerhicks/9800982115/)

Easy to Moderate Hike at Bowie Nature Park

Bowie Nature Park

Bowie Nature Park in Fairview, west of Nashville, has 722 beautiful acres of forest, 17 miles of trails, 6 lakes, and several creeks. We will explore approximately 4.5 miles of trail on this moderate hike. Be aware that last time I checked there was a bridge out across a small creek crossing on the last half mile of this hike. While it is usually possible to cross without getting your feet wet, it is not a total sure thing! Meeting Time: 8:30 am, meet in the parking lot by the restrooms. Estimated Hike Time: 1.5 - 2 hours Difficulty: Easy to Moderate Pets: Dogs on a leash are welcome. Directions: From Nashville, Interstate 40 west, exit 182 on to Hwy 96 east to Fairview, west on Hwy 100, 1 mile on right. From Franklin, west on Hwy 96 to Hwy. 100 west to Fairview . From Memphis, Interstate 40 east, exit 182 on to Hwy 96 east to Hwy 100 west, 1 mile on right. 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 alone are responsible for your safety and well-being. The organizers of this group, 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 their own risk and are solely responsible for any damage to their property, and/or 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.

Big South Fork Honey Creek Loop - Saturday, April 17th

Big South Fork - Honey Creek Loop
https://www.nps.gov/biso/planyourvisit/tntrails.htm

When: Saturday, April 17
Hike time: 11:00 am eastern time zone (10:00 am central time zone)
Trailhead location: GPS[masked], [masked]

Direction to trailhead:
On State Highway 52 going east out of Allardt, TN, take Mt. Helen Road on the left. Go down Mt. Helen Road. It will fork. Take the left fork bearing toward Zenith. When you see signs for Zenith, continue straight, heading northeast. The turn to the Honey Creek Overlook and trailhead parking will be on your left.

Driving time from Nashville: Average 3 hours. Give yourself plenty of time to find parking and get situated.

Hiking distance: approx. 5.5 miles
Difficulty level: strenuous (not for beginner)
Hiking description: Start at trailhead going counterclockwise.

Trail info and pictures: https://www.alltrails.com/explore/trail/us/tennessee/honey-creek-loop

Trail map:
https://www.nps.gov/biso/planyourvisit/upload/BISO-South-End-Pamphlet-4_17_14.pdf

Optional post-hike snack & refreshment:
Highland Manor Winery and Sawbriar Brewing
2965 S York Hwy, Jamestown, TN[masked]https://www.highlandmanorwinery.com/?utm_campaign=gmb
https://goo.gl/maps/WS9gxbe1ast6SKLN6
https://www.facebook.com/sawbriarbrewing
Narvarro's Mexican food truck at the brewery: 11:00 am - 7:30 pm.
Live music at the brewery: 7:00 - 9:00 pm

Camping Cleanup at Rock Island State Park

Online event

YOU MUST REGISTER USING THIS LINK:

https://cumberlandrivercompact.volunteerhub.com

Join the Cumberland River Compact for a weekend of camping, recreation, and environmental stewardship at Rock Island State Park! We are very excited to take you all on our first ever Camping Cleanup in celebration of Earth Month. Volunteers are asked to arrive Saturday morning at 11 a.m. After everyone has set up camp, we’ll hit the trails and participate in a litter cleanup along the Caney Fork River.

After the cleanup on Saturday, there will be a Birds of Prey showing by the Rock Island Park Rangers. You don’t want to miss out on a unique opportunity to see these beautiful creatures up close! Before we head home on Sunday, we encourage you all to join us for a Wildflower Identification hike!

Rock Island State Park has generously waived the campsite fee, so you are only responsible for covering your personal travel costs and food for the weekend. We will provide light snacks for hiking and the cleanup.

Past events (5,054)

Moderate hike at Radnor Lake

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