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+)

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/)

Memorial Day Weekend at Big South Fork: group camping, hiking, and paddling!

Big South Fork Group Campsite E-1

$25.00

We're going back to Big South Fork for Memorial Day Weekend 2019! I've got group camp E-1 reserved so you don't have to book an individual site! Take that Friday off so you can hit the Mennonite stores on the way from Nashville in Muddy Pond near Monterey. General store, crafts, and all things leather. Set up camp and cook your meals in the shared pavilion that includes charcoal grills and a fireplace. Bring your musical instruments for performances (I am NOT kidding). We have confirmed keyboard performer (and ace paddler) Mike Tossing, fresh off his strange, exotic tour from Milan to Minsk. Events include: Saturday 5/25 (all times central) 8:15 a.m. - Pickett paddling http://meetu.ps/e/Gy4mn/zY6Z/f 8:15 a.m. - Pickett paddling (bring your own boat) http://meetu.ps/e/GyXLf/zY6Z/f 10:00 a.m. - Twin Arches Loop Hike with Steve Nunley http://meetu.ps/e/GzRQ0/zY6Z/f 10:30 a.m. - Honey Creek Loop Hike with Art Craven and Sabine http://meetu.ps/e/GzSvp/zY6Z/f 1:15 p.m. - Guided horseback ride http://meetu.ps/e/GyXR9/zY6Z/f 6:00 p.m. - Group dinner in the badass pavilion. Charcoal grills, fireplace, and picnic tables. Bring something to share or cook your own. 7:00 p.m. - The song stylings of Mike Tossing in the pavilion. Please bring firewood 8:00 p.m. - Ghost stories at the campfire circle. Please bring firewood Sunday 5/26 (all times central) 8:30 a.m - Paddle the Big South Fork of the Cumberland River with Leslie Dunn and Mike Tossing http://meetu.ps/e/GB6zH/zY6Z/f 9:30 a.m. - Needle's Eye hike with Mike Hicks http://meetu.ps/e/GzBdB/zY6Z/f 10:00 a.m. - Kelly Stewart leads Pogue Creek moderate hike http://meetu.ps/e/GBpsV/zY6Z/f 6:00 p.m. - Group dinner in the badass pavilion. Charcoal grills, fireplace, and picnic tables. Bring something to share or cook your own. 6:45 p.m. - Moonlight Canoe Float at Pickett State Park http://meetu.ps/e/GDPd7/zY6Z/f 7:00 p.m. - Music in the pavilion. Please bring firewood 8:00 p.m. - Ghost stories at the campfire circle. Please bring firewood Full printable itinerary: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Iv1ac6cixOTmsPheJbZMKdOT1oNiUDBNPokhzCB4UdE/edit?usp=sharing RSVP you and your guests and the campsites will be first come first serve. Flat $25 per person for the entire weekend, Friday through Monday. You may be sharing your campsite with another tent. REPEAT, THIS IS A PER PERSON CHARGE AND NOT PER TENT OR PER SITE. The group camp is so cool. We have our own pavilion for cooking, eating, and fireplace plus our own fire ring and bathhouse! Well behaved dogs are welcomed but you must not leave a dog at camp in a car, kennel, or tent. Yes KIDS! No refunds after May 10, 2019.

BSF campers: Morning Canoe Float at Pickett State Park - boats supplied by park

Pickett CCC Memorial State Park

$9.00

Join Ranger Camron Martin for a morning canoe float on beautiful Arch Lake at Pickett State Park and learn about the park’s history. This is a wonderful, easy paddle exploring the lake, arch, waterfall, and flora. 8:15 a.m. central carpool time from Big South Fork group camp for 9:00 a.m. start time at Pickett. $9 per person. You will be sharing a canoe with one other adult. Kids under 12 who can sit in the center seat are free of charge if accompanied by one adult each.

BSF campers: Morning Canoe Float at Pickett State Park - BRING YOUR OWN BOAT

Pickett CCC Memorial State Park

$5.00

BYOB - Bring Your Own Boat Join Ranger Camron Martin for a morning canoe float on beautiful Arch Lake at Pickett State Park and learn about the park’s history. This is a wonderful, easy paddle exploring the lake, arch, waterfall, and flora. 8:15 a.m. central carpool time from Big South Fork group camp for 9:00 a.m. start time at Pickett. If you're not camping, just meet us at the boathouse at Pickett State Park. Bring your own canoe, kayak, or standup paddleboard.

Past events (4,504)

Mossy Ridge Trail - Evening Hike for Experienced hikers

Percy Warner Park - Deep Well Entrance

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