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. Meet 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

We look forward to seeing you on a hike!

Upcoming events (5+)

Radnor Lake moderate hike

Radnor Lake State Natural Area

Radnor Lake State Park, is a 1,333 acre nature preserve. HIKE STATS: Meeting Time: 9:00AM for a 9:15 start. If you choose to come from the Franklin Road side, you may join us at the East Parking Lot at 10:00AM Hike Distance: 4 miles takes about 2 hours Event Leader: Hassan We'll start at the Granny White Pike entrance West parking lot, hike on the lake trails to East Parking Lot for a quick break, then continue to South Lake Trail and back to West parking area. *This hike includes a couple of hills, please take into consideration. Or branch off for a 2 1/2 mile easy loop around the lake. Hike pace: Moderate, hiking about 3 miles per hour, plus 1 hour for every 1000 feet of elevation climb. Pets are not allowed on the trails. ***Note that on good weather days Radnor parking can get crowded. Please allow plenty of travel time and observe all traffic flow and parking rules posted. There is not a sign for Radnor Lake on Granny White Pike or Franklin Road. Look on the map for where Otter Creek Road intersects Granny White Pike or Franklin Road and turn there

Edwin Warner Park Evening Hike

Edwin Warner Park

Meeting Time: 6:00 PM Meeting Place: Edwin Warner Park Nature Center Hike Distance: 4-5 miles Estimated Hike Time: ~2 hours Difficulty: Moderate, (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 may be necessary by the end of the hike. Trail Map (http://www.flickr.com/photos/mikerhicks/9800982115/)

Volunteer Litter Cleanup with the Cumberland River Compact - Percy Priest Lake

Register here to participate: https://crc.kindful.com/register/lhsp More Information: When: Saturday, April 27th, 8:00am - 1:00pm Where: Register for location. What to bring/wear: Bring a reusable water bottle. Closed-toe shoes are required, and boots are recommended. Some cleanup areas are in dense vegetation, so wear long pants and long sleeves. Please dress in clothes that you don't mind getting dirty. What we provide: Work gloves, litter grabbers, trash bags, sun screen, bug spray, water, and food will be provided. Minors under 16 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. Minors 16-17 must have a waiver signed by a parent or guardian before participation. This event would not be possible without the support of the Friends of Long Hunter State Park and TN State Parks. If you have any questions, please contact Gray Perry at[masked] or [masked]

Providence/Mt. Juliet - moderate hike

Providence Marketplace

Hike distance: 4-5 miles Duration: 1 1/2 hrs. Pace: nonstop, moderate Event Leader: Cindy Price (https://www.meetup.com/nashville-hiking/members/67736752/) Look for us on the south end of the parking lot across from the Kroger pharmacy drive thru window. We will do this nonstop hike at a moderate pace, walking on the paved paths and sidewalks in the Providence/Del Webb area. Please be aware that the event hosts usually arrive 15 minutes early and that we are waiting for you. If you change your mind and decide not to go, please change your RSVP. The hike begins at 8:00 am but if everyone arrives early we will leave early. 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.

Past events (4,475)

Mossy Ridge Trail - Evening Hike for Experienced hikers

Percy Warner Park - Deep Well Entrance

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