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+)

Moderate hike at Radnor Lake

Location visible to members

HIKE STATS:
Meeting Time: 8:00AM for 8:15 start.
Distance: 3+ miles
Moving time less than 90 minutes.

Radnor Lake State Park, is a 1,368 acre nature preserve.

We will start at the Granny White Pike entrance West parking lot, hike on the South Lake Trail at a pace of approximately 3 miles per hour without stops.

*Note that on good weather days Radnor parking can get crowded. Please allow plenty of travel and parking time. Pets are NOT ALLOWED on the trails*

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 cannot 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.

Centennial Park / Vanderbilt Area - 4 Mile Hike

Centennial Park

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 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

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)
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.

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 4.5-5 miles of trail on this moderate hike.

***Be aware there is 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.

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