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)

Afternoon Volunteering at Second Harvest Food Bank 1/28

Second Harvest Food Bank

Due to COVID, Second Harvest is needing more volunteers during the day. If you are available, the help will be greatly appreciated. This is a COLD Sorting shift, please plan accordingly.... 1:30 - 4:00 PM Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee’s mission is to feed hungry people and solve hunger issues in our community. This is not possible without the help of countless volunteers that work each year who help get food ready to go out to the community! If you’d like to see what volunteering in our warehouse looks like, check out this what to expect video, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y_CzyWGeyFo&feature=youtu.be Group Member Registration • All adults including the group leader must create an account and sign up for the shift using your group’s personalized landing page https://secondharvestmidtn.volunteerhub.com/lp/HikingMeetUp/ . This allows Second Harvest to know who is volunteering and also serves as the volunteer waiver for adults. • Minors MUST have a parent or guardian sign the Youth Volunteer Application, https://www.secondharvestmidtn.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/Youth-Volunteer-Waiver-2018-web.pdf This can be turned in the day of the volunteer project. In addition, minors may choose to create their own account and sign up for the shift using your group’s landing page in order to track volunteer hours. Volunteer Duties/Policies and Procedures Please review the policies and procedures prior to your shift and be sure to note these important policies: • ALL warehouse volunteers must wear masks and close-toed shoes. Volunteers wearing sandals or flip-flops will not be allowed to volunteer. Please ensure that everyone in your group is aware of this policy. • There are several volunteer projects that include refrigerated sorting. Please have everyone bring cozy layers in case we ask you to do a “cool” volunteer project! • Bags, purses and backpacks are not allowed in the warehouse. Lockers are available or we request that you leave these items in a locked vehicle. • In efforts to remain as environmentally friendly as possible, we encourage volunteers to bring their own reusable water bottle. Google Map to Second Harvest at 331 Great Circle Road, Nashville, TN 37228 (http://maps.google.com/maps?q=331+Great+Circle+Road+Nashville,+TN+37228&hnear=331+Great+Circle+Rd,+Nashville,+Davidson,+Tennessee+37228&gl=us&t=m&z=16) Volunteer parking is at the front part of the lot, closest to the front doors of the building. When you arrive, please sign in at the kiosk and we'll get everyone set with job assignments.

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/)

Frozen Head: Ross Gap/CT/Bird Mtn+Supper at MoCo Brewing

964 Flat Fork Rd

Join your hiking pals for a slow-paced hike at Frozen Head State Park, followed by supper at MoCo Brewing Project in Wartburg. No Tower! Distance: 8 miles--Moderate to Very Strenuous for distance and elevation. Hiking time 5+ hours Please RSVP with integrity. If you've signed up, then learn you cannot attend, please change your RSVP to "No, Can't Go" Map of Frozen Head and trail: http://tnstateparks.com/assets/pdf/additional-content/park-maps/frozen-head_park-map.pdf 1st Meetup: Home Depot I-40 East Exit 236 at 955 S. Hartman Drive Lebanon, TN Depart 7:00am Central Sharp 2nd Meetup/Regroup 8:15am Central: Citgo/Hardees at exit 300 Monterey. We will go in convoy on Tn-62 thru Clarkrange and Lancing to Wartburg. Old Mac Trailhead Parking Lot: 964 Flat Fork Rd, Wartburg, Tn 37887 Expect to be on the trail by 10am Central. Park is in EASTERN. Please RSVP with integrity. If you've signed up, then learn you cannot attend, please change your RSVP to "No, Can't Go" My phone is[masked] voice or text. We will maintain appropriate social distancing and masks. Ride with a trusted person or drive your own vehicle. Our pace will be as fast as the slowest person; we stay together. Beginning at the Old Mac trailhead parking lot(elevation of 1340 ft. at approx. 10:00am Central: Follow the road to the Rocky Fork Trailhead; take Rocky Fork trail for 2.1 then the Ross Gap trail for 2.1 miles. This is up and up. Careful! The trails are crisscrossed by old logging roads. Turn right onto the CT, continue to climb and go past the pond and Mushroom Rock for 2 miles. Continue on the CT past the intersection of the CT, N Bird Mtn and Bird Mtn trail to view Castle Rock. Return to intersection. Follow sign for Big Cove campground. Take 14 switchbacks DOWN for 1.8 miles, pass thru the campground and follow the road back to Old Mac Trailhead. We will stop at MoCo Brewing Project off the Courthouse Square in Wartburg for brews. A food truck should be there. See Facebook. Return home via Tn-62 to I-40 in Monterey. 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've signed up, then learn you cannot attend, please change your RSVP to "No, Can't Go"

Percy Warner's Warner Woods Trail - Sunday Jan 31st

Deep Well Trailhead - Warner Park

Due to Covid restriction in Nashville, attendance is limited. Update your RSVP with integrity. Avoid last minute cancellation and no-show. Time: Hike starts promptly at 8:30 A.M. Trailhead: Deep Well trailhead (not the Hwy 100 Trailhead) of Percy Warner Park (https://goo.gl/maps/1TKQehrz7w4UcRqY7) Distance: 2.5 miles Estimated Hike Time: approx. 1.5 hours Difficulty: Moderate Trail map: https://www.nashville.gov/Portals/0/SiteContent/Parks/docs/nature/Warner%20Park%20Nature%20Center/Percy%20Warner%20Park%202017.pdf Hike description: Start at the Deep Well trailhead. Head to junction where the Warner Woods and Mossy Ridge Trails start. Turn left onto Warner Woods Trail. At the next intersection where the loop begins, turn left by going clockwise on the trail.

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Moderate hike at Radnor Lake

Radnor Lake State Natural Area

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