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: Beth, Jason, and/or Raju 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 - Perimeter Trail/Sewanee

The Home Depot

Join us for an easy-to-moderate trail hike around the Sewanee campus near Monteagle. The hike starts at Green's View and heading counter-clockwise along rocky bluffs to the Forestry Cabin where we'll stop for a snack break. We continue our trip crossing over the plateau and through the campus to Otey View. There we pick up the Perimeter Trail again. We'll have the option of visiting Lake Cheston before continuing our route to the finish at the war memorial at University View. Bring lunch/snacks, water, good hiking boots, and the proper outerwear. See images from last year's hike at: https://www.facebook.com/pg/treadlightadventure/photos/?tab=album&album_id=10155477383415945 HIKE STATS: Meeting Time: 8:30 A.M. Meeting Place: Home Depot, Bell Road, Antioch Estimated Drive Time (one way): 2 hours Hike Distance: 7-8 total miles - linear trail - shuttle required Estimated Hike Time: 3-4 hours Difficulty: Mostly easy-to-moderate, one short rock scramble Hike Leader: Michael Hughes Notes . . . . . . . . . Keep an eye on the weather. Some areas could be slick with ice if temps are cold enough. We will have a late lunch/early dinner at Shenanigan's after the hike. Directions to the trail head will be provided at the meeting place. A note to all participants will be sent prior to our adventure.

Fontanel Hike then lunch at Cafe Fontanella

The Fontanel Mansion and Farm

The Fontanel Mansion also known as the "Fontanel Complex" is located north of Nashville. The 186 acres of property is home to the Carl Black Chevy Woods Amphitheater, Adventureworks Ziplines, public walking trails, a winery, Cafe Fontanella, Stone House Gift Shoppe, and a Bed and Breakfast. Only minutes from downtown Nashville but miles from ordinary, The Fontanel Mansion is a 27,000 square foot log home formerly owned by Country Music Hall of Fame® member Barbara Mandrell. We will hike the greenway for approximately 1 mile then the 2.5 mile loop around the mansion, then eat at Cafe Fontanella after the adventure. Bring water, snack - tennis shoes can be worn- trail is easy to moderate. this is a dog friendly trail.

Moderate hike at Marcella Vivrette Smith Park

Marcella Vivrette Smith Park

Marcella Vivrette Smith Park, Brentwood's newest and largest park, encompasses the historic Ravenswood Farm property on Wilson Pike. The hiking trails feature wooded 400 acres treks, open fields, hiking along farm roads, and a heart-pumping climb to a beautiful grassy summit. HIKE STATS: Meeting Time: 9:00 a.m. for a 9:15 a.m. START time Meeting Place: Trailhead at Smith Park Hike Distance: 2 to 4 miles depending on optional trails you'd like to take Estimated Hike Time: 1.5-2 hours Difficulty: Easy to moderate Hike Leader: Hassan We will start out on the black trail for an easy 1.5 to 2 mile hike, then optional moderate blue trail for a total of three to four mile hike.

Past events (4,405)

Group Volunteering at Second Harvest Food Bank 2/19

Second Harvest Food Bank

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