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+)

Volunteer Litter Cleanup with the Cumberland River Compact - Center Hill Lake

Register here to participate: https://crc.kindful.com/register/chl More Information: When: Earth Day, Monday, April 22nd Shift 1: 8:00am - 12:00pm Shift 2: 1:00pm - 4:00pm 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 US Army Corps of Engineers and the Keep Putnam County Beautiful - Clean Commission. If you have any questions, please contact Gray Perry at[masked] or [masked]

Radnor Lake Hike 4/22 5:00 PM

Radnor Lake Nature Center

Come out for a hike at beautiful Radnor Lake We often do dinner after Meet: Granny White Pike entrance, Bike Rack by the Nature Center Difficulty: Strenuous (two steep ridges) Distance: 4.8 miles Time: 2 hours 1. Enter from Granny White Pike/Otter Creek Road. DO NOT enter from the Franklin Road side. The road is blocked 2. There are no signs for Radnor Lake. Turn where Otter Creek Road intersects Granny White Pike 3. Pets are NOT ALLOWED on the trails 4. Observe traffic flow and parking rules ** Canceled if raining or if less than 4 RSVPs **

Mossy Ridge Trail - Evening Hike for Experienced hikers

Percy Warner Park - Deep Well Entrance

HIKE STATS: Time: Hike starts promptly at 6:30 P.M. Place: Deep Well entrance of Percy Warner Park (http://maps.google.com/maps?q=36.077928,-86.886243&num=1&sll=36.077908,-86.886234&sspn=0.001225,0.002816&ie=UTF8&ll=36.077908,-86.886234&spn=0.078388,0.180244&z=13) Distance: 5½ total miles Estimated Hike Time: 2+ hours Difficulty: Moderate (http://www.meetup.com/nashville-hiking/pages/Hike_Rating_System/) (Can be very strenuous for novice hikers - Headlamps/flashlights are recommended) Hike Leader: Mike 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!) The Mossy Ridge Trail is the longest of the three loop footpaths in the Warner Parks. An ideal training hike, the path leaves the Deep Well trailhead and winds through rich hollows and dry ridges of the Harpeth Hills, making frequent but never sustained elevation changes. Scattered in the woods are big trees and a spring-fed waterfall. At 4.5 miles, the Mossy Ridge Trail qualifies as a full-fledged hike that will not disappoint. Description courtesy of Johnny Molloy Note that because of changes to parking/access at the Deep Well entrance, the hike is now ~5.5 miles. Directions to Deep Well entrance of Percy Warner Park: From the point where Highway 100 begins at Highway 70 near the Belle Meade Post Office, head west on TN[masked] miles to the large stone gates on the left with Deep Well Entrance sign that mark the entrance of Percy Warner Park (Immediately after the Vaughn Gap Rd/Music City Bikeway Stop Light). Turn left from Highway 100 and pass through the gates, staying right when the road splits. We meet at the Highway 100 Trailhead (1st Pavilion on the left - small pavilion after the 1st set of parking areas). If coming from Old Hickory Blvd or further west, the Entrance will be on your right ~¾ miles past the Old Hickory Blvd Red Light between Edwin and Percy Warner Parks (Just before the Vaughn Gap Rd/Music City Bikeway Stop Light). We usually have dinner afterward at the Sam's Sport's bar (at the HWY 100 & HWY 70 split).

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

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