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!
. 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 all the way to the end before joining our group: http://nashvillehiking.com/about/
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We look forward to seeing you on a hike!
Upcoming events (4+)See all
- Winter Falls: Frozen Head Day Hike841 Flat Fork Rd, Wartburg, TN
Calling all hikers: Winter is upon us! Join us for a long 10 MILE STRENUOUS hike suited ONLY for those in good hiking shape. Frozen Head State Park and Natural Area encompasses more than 24,000 acres of wilderness area and is named for a 3,324-foot peak in the Cumberland Mountains, the top of which is often shrouded in ice or snow in the winter months and is the highest peak of the Tennessee Valley west of the Appalachian Mountains. The impressive entrance leads visitors into a vestige of densely forested, unspoiled mountain splendor — once common throughout the Cumberland Plateau. The hike will take you along the West Lookout Tower Trail, but instead of reaching the Tower, we will turn off onto North Old Mac Trail and then Panther Branch Trail. This will lead us to both Emory Gap Falls and Debord Falls (shown in the cover photo). We plan to stop for lunch at the junction point of W. Lookout Tower Tr & N. Old Mac Tr so bring a packed lunch, snacks, and at least 2 liters of water.
Time: 7am CT at Big Cove Trail Head: 841 Flat Fork Rd Wartburg, TN 37887 (36.12478, 84.51314). Option to transport 2 vehicles to Panther Branch Trailhead to bring us back to our parked cars.
Car Pool Option: Meet at 6:15am CT in parking lot Cracker Barrel: 1839 S. Roane St, Harriman, TN 37448.
Dogs are welcome but must be leashed- park rules or be embarrassingly fined by a ranger in front of all of us.
Printable Map: Frozen_Head_web.png (3300×2550) (tnstateparks.com)
Standard Notice, Disclaimer:
Meetup organizers/ leaders are not guides. Expect the same risks and take the same precautions you would take if you were hiking alone. You are solely responsible for you own safety and well-being.
By signing up for this and/or attending this Meetup event, you acknowledge, understand, accept, and agree that hiking and other activities can be dangerous and can cause serious bodily injury and possible death. The organizers of this group and current and former members can not be held responsible or liable in any way for the actions of any participant-including you- at ant event.
All attendees participate at an event at their own risk and are solely responsible for any damage to their property, and/or any 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 a claim arising out of or related to this Meetup event against the organizers of this Meetup groupNot open
- Savage Gulf - Savage Falls, Day Loop, North Plateau, Mtn Oak, North Rim Trails3157 TN-399, Palmer, TN
You must carry 1-2 liters of water, food/snacks, a headlamp and show them to me at the trailhead, especially if you haven't yet hiked with me or haven't hiked with me in a while. Do not participate if you have physical ailments, heart issues or are not accustomed to hiking long distance over rough terrain. I reserve the right to refuse the participation of anyone whom I feel may not be physically capable of completing the hike, doesn't comply to any stated requirement. I reserve the right to refuse participation of anyone at my discretion.
When: Saturday, February 24, 2024
Start time: 9:00 am CST
Trailhead - Savage Gulf Ranger Station
3157 TN-399, Palmer, TN 37365
GPS 35.43466851603204, -85.53946237236798
Hiking distance: approx. 10 miles
Hiking difficulty level: strenuous
Elevation Gains: 900 feet
- Start at Savage Gulf Ranger Station
- Savage Gulf Day Loop
- Left at the fork to South Rim Trail to bottom of Savage Falls
- Back to Savage Day Loop heading north
- Right at the fork to North Rim Trail
- Right at the fork to North Plateau Trail toward Dinky Line campsite
- Left at the fork to Mountain Oak Trail
- Left at the fork to North Rim Trail
- Right at the fork to stay on North Rim Trail
- Right at the fork to Savage Day Loop to top of Savage Falls
- Left at the fork to stay on Savage Day Loop
- Right at the fork to trailhead
Optional post-hike meal:
J&G Pizza and Steak House
520 McMinnville Hwy, Manchester, TN 37355
Meetup organizers/event hosts are not guides. Expect the same risks and take the same precautions you would take if you were hiking alone. You are solely responsible for you own safety and well-being. By signing up for this and/or attending this Meetup event, you acknowledge, understand, accept, and agree that hiking and other activities can be dangerous and can cause serious bodily injury and possible death. The organizers of this group and current and former members can not be held responsible or liable in any way for the actions of any participant-including you- at any event. All attendees participate at an event at their own risk and are solely responsible for any damage to their property, and/or any 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 a claim arising out of or related to this Meetup event against the organizers of this Meetup group.
- Marcella Vivrette Smith Park - moderate hikeMarcella Vivrette Smith Park, Brentwood, TN
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 if you choose a heart-pumping climb to a beautiful grassy summit.
Meeting Time: 10:10 a.m. for a 10:15 a.m. START
Meeting Place: Trailhead at Smith Park, keep to your right after arriving the park.
Hike Distance: 3 to 4miles depending on optional trails you'd like to take
Estimated Hike Time: 1 1/2 - 2 hours
Hike Leader: Hassan
We will start out on the black and green trails for a easy hike, add the optional blue trail for moderate hike.
- Sevenmile Creek Stream Cleanup37211, Nashville, TN
## REGISTRATION REQUIRED VIA THE CUMBERLAND RIVER COMPACT VOLUNTEERHUB PAGE
Event Details: Join the Compact, Alt Route Meals, Responsible Stewardship, Outshine Adventures, and REI Brentwood for our second annual cleanup of Sevenmile Creek to kick off our volunteer season! Sevenmile Creek is located on a Metro Nashville Flood Buyout Site and as a result, it accumulates a lot of litter from rainfall. At last year's event, we removed over 3,200 pounds of litter from the site! If you'd like to read more about last year's event, click here! Address provided only after signing up to volunteer. This is an on-foot cleanup. All supplies will be provided.
Volunteer Registration: Everyone who volunteers with the Cumberland River Compact must register and create an account in VolunteerHUB. The address of the cleanup will not be provided until you do. Please click the hyperlink to be directed to the cleanup's sign-up page.
Is there a regular volunteer schedule to follow?
From March-October, we typically have a volunteer event almost every Saturday morning or afternoon, with other volunteer opportunities sprinkled through the week based on need. Our three typical volunteer events are on-foot stream cleanups, stream cleanups on kayak, and tree plantings. On occasion we host camping cleanups that involve overnight camping at various state parks -- if you have any ideas, we're all ears!
Wait-- who is the Cumberland River Compact?
The Cumberland River Compact is a 501(c)3 non-profit dedicated to enhancing the health and enjoyment of the Cumberland River and its tributaries through action, education and collaboration. Our various projects and initiatives include stream restorations, stormwater flooding and pollution prevention, E-Stem programs for Tennessee teachers and experiential education programs, agricultural impact reduction through River Friendly Farms.
Can I volunteer with my company, church group or other community group?
Yes! We believe the best stewardship memories are made with others. Not only would we love to host your group, but we are able to reserve a number of slots for your group to ensure everyone can sign-up as well as easily track who from your group is participating. If you'd like to set up a group reservation for this event or one of our other volunteer events, reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org and our Volunteer and Events Coordinator, Anna, would be happy to arrange something with you!
While we are a whole lot of fun, we do have basic rules and guidelines that need to be followed in order to participate in our stewardship.
- All volunteers must sign Volunteer Waivers to participate in any stewardship event. This includes any additional waivers required by the city and other municipalities, as well as our standard Compact waiver. All waivers are available to sign when registering on VolunteerHUB.
- Minors MUST have a parent or guardian sign our Minor Waiver. Young children under the age of 13 cannot attend a volunteer opportunity without an adult chaperone.
- Cleanup supplies for all volunteer events are provided. We ask that you bring your own water and snacks.
- Please wear clothes and closed-toed shoes you don't mind getting wet or dirty. If you own waders and/or knee-high waterproof shoes, we encourage wearing those to anyone planning on venturing into the water.
- We are aware of the possibility of homeless encampments situated near the waterways we clean. We strongly ask that volunteers stay clear of these at cleanups, even if there is trash accumulated around their tents. If we find that any volunteers have harassed or threatened any member of a homeless encampment while volunteering with us, we will ask them to leave immediately and prohibit their involvement in future events.