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+)

Full Moon Hike - Edwin Warner Park - 03/20/19

Edwin Warner Park Picnic Sites

Meeting Time: 7:30 PM - Please be prompt! Meeting Place: Picnic shelter 9, in the back of the Edwin Warner picnic grounds Hike Distance: 4.25 miles on "paved" road Estimated Hike Time: Under 2 hours Difficulty: Mostly Easy, paved trails (strollers allowed) Hike Leader: Michael Hughes Kids and leashed dogs are welcomed. ===================================== See the woods under a full-moon glow. Meet at Edwin Warner Park picnic site #9, off Vaughn Road – across from the model airplane field. Bring your flashlight or headlamp, water and walking shoes. For over 17 years we have had a Full Moon Hike at Warner Parks hosting as few as two guests to as many as 100+ hiking lovers. Join us for this lunar spectacle each month! We're looking for volunteers who've done this hike before to run sweep; basically take up the end of the line and make sure everyone finishes without getting lost. Let us know in your comments or tell Michael when you arrive. https://youtu.be/fDj3G4Sm7z4

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/)

Hike with Mike - Short Springs SNA/Machine Falls

The Home Depot

Short Springs State Natural Area is located between Manchester and Tullahoma, Tennessee. The 420-acre property was once home to the water reservoir for Tullahoma. The dam has long since been removed, leaving a ravine/canyon that potentially has some of the best wildflower viewing in the state. The park has a series of inter-connected loop trails running along (and sometimes through) three different creeks, each with its own waterfall. Machine Falls, in the center of the natural area, is the tallest falls at 60 feet. The canyon into which Machine Falls drops has a small loop wildflower trail with great potential for photography. Bring water, lunch, good hiking boots and your camera. This trip is limited to 18 hikers. HIKE STATS: Meeting Time: Sunday, March 24, 8:30 AM Meeting Place: Home Depot - Bell Road - Antioch, TN Estimated Drive Time One Way: about 1.5 hours Hike Distance: TBD – Inter-connected Loop Trails 4-6 miles Estimated Hike Time: 3-4 hours Difficulty: Easy-to-Moderate Dogs on leashes welcome Leader: Michael Hughes

Bowie Nature Park moderate hike in Fairview.

Bowie Nature Park

Bowie Nature Park in Fairview, west of Nashville, has nearly 700 beautiful acres of forest, approximately 17 miles of trails, 6 lakes, and several creeks. We will explore 5 miles of trail on the outer perimeter of the Park on this moderate hike. HIKE STATS: Meeting Time: 10:00 a.m. for prompt 10:15 a.m. Estimated Hike Time: 2 hours Difficulty: Moderate Hike Hike Leader: Hassan 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.

Past events (4,422)

Mossy Ridge Trail - Evening Hike for Experienced hikers

Percy Warner Park - Deep Well Entrance

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