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!

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
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nashvillehikingmeetup/

We look forward to seeing you on a hike!

Upcoming events (4+)

Group Volunteering at Second Harvest Food Bank 10/19

Second Harvest Food Bank

We meet twice a month at Second Harvest. Come join us! We sort and pack food that will be available the next day to someone who can really use the help, as Second Harvest says "someone who is food insecure", not sure where their next meal might come from.

5:30 - 8:00 PM
Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee’s mission is to feed hungry people and solve hunger issues in our community. This is not possible without the help of countless volunteers that work each year who help get food ready to go out to the community! If you’d like to see what volunteering in our warehouse looks like, check out this what to expect video, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y_CzyWGeyFo&feature=youtu.be

Group Member Registration
•Everyone who volunteers with Second Harvest must register and create an account on their system. This is required and you will not be allowed to volunteer if you do not have one. If you have not previously created an account in their system, click on this link and create one
https://www.secondharvestmidtn.org/act/volunteer/

• Minors MUST have a parent or guardian sign the Youth Volunteer Application, https://www.secondharvestmidtn.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/Youth-Volunteer-Waiver-2018-web.pdf This can be turned in the day of the volunteer project. In addition, minors may choose to create their own account and sign up for the shift using your group’s landing page in order to track volunteer hours.

Volunteer Duties/Policies and Procedures
Please review the policies and procedures prior to your shift and be sure to note these important policies:
• ALL warehouse volunteers must wear masks and close-toed shoes. Volunteers wearing sandals or flip-flops will not be allowed to volunteer. Please ensure that everyone in your group is aware of this policy.
• There are several volunteer projects that include refrigerated sorting. Please have everyone bring cozy layers in case we ask you to do a “cool” volunteer project!
• Bags, purses and backpacks are not allowed in the warehouse. Lockers are available or we request that you leave these items in a locked vehicle.
• In efforts to remain as environmentally friendly as possible, we encourage volunteers to bring their own reusable water bottle.

Google Map to Second Harvest at 331 Great Circle Road, Nashville, TN 37228 (http://maps.google.com/maps?q=331+Great+Circle+Road+Nashville,+TN+37228&hnear=331+Great+Circle+Rd,+Nashville,+Davidson,+Tennessee+37228&gl=us&t=m&z=16)

Volunteer parking is at the front part of the lot, closest to the front doors of the building. When you arrive, please sign in at the kiosk and we'll get everyone set with job assignments.

Mossy Ridge Trail - Evening Hike for Experienced hikers (Bring a Light!)

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 (https://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).

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 group.

Centennial Park / Vanderbilt Area - 4 Mile Hike

Centennial Park

Come out for a moderate paced walk of Centennial Park and the Vanderbilt area. Distance will be 4 miles. Plenty of free parking near the Parthenon. Will meet near the front steps of the Parthenon (on the side next to the lake). **Canceled if actively raining**

Will rotate various routes that will be 4 miles each:
1. Centennial Park and Vanderbilt Area
2. Centennial Park and Love Circle
(Love Circle includes a scenic overlook of downtown Nashville and will have approx. 250 ft of elevation change.)

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 your own safety and well-being.
By signing up for and/or attending this Meetup event, you acknowledge, understand, accept, and agree that hiking and other outdoor activities can be dangerous and can cause serious bodily injury and possibly 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 claim arising out of or related to this Meetup event against the organizers of this Meetup group.

Edwin Warner Park Evening Hike

Edwin Warner Park

Meeting Time: 6:00 PM
Meeting Place: Edwin Warner Park Nature Center
Hike Distance: ~6 miles
Estimated Hike Time: ~2 hours
Difficulty: Moderate, Fast Paced (~3 mph/20 minutes per mile)
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 5 - 6 miles with more than 900' of elevation change (details on trail map). Headlamps/Flashlights will be necessary on this hike. Trail Map (http://www.flickr.com/photos/mikerhicks/9800982115/)

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 group.

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Radnor Lake Hike Oct 18, 4:00 PM

Radnor Lake Nature Center

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