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 (4+)

Centennial Park / Vanderbilt Area - 4 Mile Hike

Needs a location

Come out for a moderate paced walk of Centennial Park and the Vanderbilt area. Distance will be 4 miles. Plenty of free parking near the Parthenon. Will meet near the front steps of the Parthenon (on the side next to the lake). Canceled if actively raining

Will rotate various routes that will be 4 miles each:

  1. Centennial Park and Vanderbilt Area
  2. Centennial Park and Hillsboro Village / Belcourt Theater
  3. Centennial Park and Love Circle
    (Love Circle includes a scenic overlook of downtown Nashville and will have approx. 250 ft of elevation change.)

Standard Notice, Disclaimer:
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.

Edwin Warner Park Evening Hike

Needs a location

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)
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 5 - 6 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/)

Standard Notice, Disclaimer:
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 you own safety and well-being.
By signing up for this and/or attending this Meetup event, you acknowledge, understand, accept, and agree that hiking and other activities can be dangerous and can cause serious bodily injury and possible 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 ant 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 a claim arising out of or related to this Meetup event against the organizers of this Meetup group.

Virgin Falls - Oct 8th

Needs a location

Do not sign up unless you will carry at least 2 liters of water, plus snacks and show them to me at the trailhead, especially if you haven't yet hiked with me or haven't hiked with me in a while. No exception. Do not participate if you have physical ailments, heart issues or are not accustomed to hiking long distance over rough terrain. I reserve the right to refuse the participation of anyone whom I feel may not be physically capable of completing the hike, doesn't comply to any stated requirement. I reserve the right to refuse participation of anyone at my discretion. Read disclaimer below.

Virgin Falls

https://www.tn.gov/environment/program-areas/na-natural-areas/natural-areas-middle-region/middle-region/na-na-virgin-falls.html

Date - Oct 8, 2022

Time - 9:00 am CDT

Trailhead - Virgin Falls Trailhead
2080 Scotts Gulf Road, Sparta, Tn. 38583
GPS coordinates[masked], [masked]

https://goo.gl/maps/YQGEXQQHPN9kdqBSA

Note:
Parking lot at the trailhead is small. Park your vehicle close to the next vehicle to allow others to park.

Distance - approx 10 miles

Difficulty level - strenuous

Description

  • Out and back hike
  • Start at Virgin Falls Trailhead
  • Follow Virgin Falls trail
  • Big Branch Falls
  • Martha's Pretty Point
  • Big Laurel Falls
  • Sheep Cave
  • Virgin Falls
  • Back to trailhead

Trail maps

https://www.tn.gov/content/dam/tn/environment/natural-areas/maps/na_virginfalls.pdf

Post-hike food and refreshment - TBD

Disclaimer:

Meetup organizers/event hosts 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 you own safety and well-being. By signing up for this and/or attending this Meetup event, you acknowledge, understand, accept, and agree that hiking and other activities can be dangerous and can cause serious bodily injury and possible 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 a claim arising out of or related to this Meetup event against the organizers of this Meetup group.

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Paddling around a few islands - on Percy Priest Lake

Location visible to members

Time: Meet at 9:00 AM for 9:15 AM START.

Distance 2 to 5 miles
Estimated time: 3 hours + stops
Leader: Hassan

BYOB (Bring Your Own Boat)

Let's enjoy this beautiful day by leisurely paddling around Hotel Island, Motel Island, Hole in the Wall Island to Pear Island for one to three hours.

You may stop after a mile of paddling on the pig island to take pictures or swim we will pick you up on the way back

We'll start on time, breaks will be taken whenever anyone needs one. Also, if anyone wants or needs to finish earlier than planned, another paddler will return to the starting point with that person.

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