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)

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 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.

Paddle up To Smith Springs and Back (5 of 11 Journey).

Location visible to members

Time: Meet at 8:30AM for 9:00 START.
Distance: 8 miles
Estimated time: 3 hours + stops
Leader: Hassan

**BYOB (Bring Your Own Boat)**

This is part 5 of 11 of the paddling journey that will cover from Downtown Nashville up to Percy Priest Dam and then to Walter Dam in Murfreesboro.

Let's enjoy this beautiful day by leisurely paddling around a few islands to Smith Springs for three or four hours. We'll start on time, and I'll be on the water before that. 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.

*If anyone would like to stop on one of the Islands and take a few pictures, we will pick you up on the way back.*

Cumberland Trail - Black Mountain section

Black Mountain/Brady Mountain Trailhead

Date: Saturday, June 12th
When: 9:30 am CST

Trailhead: Black Mountain/Brady Mountain Trailhead[masked], [masked]https://goo.gl/maps/dcLGPLVDNjiELWA68

Distance: ~9 miles
Difficulty level: Moderate to strenuous

Hike description:
https://www.cumberlandtrail.org/trail-segments/grassy-cove-segment/black-mountain-section/?fbclid=IwAR0yraed3wFSp70LBtWhnKvJVzrZMd1dPmRis6VEkBkdDsB3Ke2ud_nyZU0

https://www.alltrails.com/explore/map/black-mountain-trail-8606f35?u=i

Optional post-hike food and refreshment:
Forte's On The Square
27 E 4th St, Crossville, TN[masked]http://www.fortesonthesquare.com/
https://goo.gl/maps/fBv5ZFUSAs38Mubg7

Depave with the Cumberland River Compact

Needs a location

You must register using this link!

https://cumberlandrivercompact.volunteerhub.com/

We are working with Metro Water Services to remove an old parking lot as part of our Depave Program. Adjacent to Browns Creek, this parking lot will be converted into a more natural environment that captures and filters stormwater runoff. Volunteers will help remove old asphalt with pry bars to expose the underlying soil. We will provide all gloves, water, snacks, tools, and eye/ear protection for volunteers. Volunteers should dress in weather appropriate clothing that can get dirty and protect from scrapes/bruises. Jeans and boots are recommended. Volunteers cannot participate unless they are wearing closed toe shoes (NO SANDALS).

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Edwin Warner Park Evening Hike

Edwin Warner Park

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