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+)

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).

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/)

Journey to the Hidden Passage (near Pickett State Park, TN)

Join your hiking mates for a fun day hike near Pickett CCC Memorial State Park at the Hidden Passage Trail (plus spur trip to Double Falls and possibly part of the John Muir trail to/from the tunnel). Enjoy Crystal Falls, unique sandstone formations and rock houses, Thompson Overlook, and a stream crossing to Double Falls. What a fantastic way to spend a late-June, early-summer day! Carpool @ 7:30 am (CT): Food Lion 3636 Bell Rd, Nashville, TN, TN 37214 (I-40, Exit 219). It should take the carpool about 2 hours, 15 minutes drive time one-way. On Hwy 154 the Hidden Passage trail head is 1/2 mile north of the Visitor's Center at Pickett State Park, which is located at 4605 Pickett Hwy, Jamestown, TN 38556. The parking is limited and it is on your right, as you are traveling north on Hwy 154. Approximate start time at Hidden Passage trail head: 10:15 am CT. Difficulty overall: Strenuous for distance, rugged terrain, elevation changes, and one stream crossing. Hike Distance: ~10 to 12 miles round trip. Total hike time: 5.5 to 6.5 hours. Hike Pace: ~3.5 1- Leisurely Stroll 2- Slow 3- Moderate 4- Faster than average 5- Speedy Notes: Kids under 13 who can handle the rugged terrain must be accompanied by parent(s) or guardian(s). No dogs allowed. I expect the weather to warm. Be sure to pack sustenance and plenty of water. Maybe a change of clothes for the ride home. Drive Time: About 2 hours 15 min, 1-way from first carpool. Carpool drivers assume the bulk of the cost for using their vehicles. An appropriate amount to give your driver is $10 to $15 per passenger, depending on the number of passengers. Gas is about $2.20/gallon as of this writing. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Standard Notice: 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 cannot 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.

Providence/Mt. Juliet - moderate hike

Location visible to members

Hike distance: 4-5 miles Duration: 1 1/2 hrs. Pace: nonstop, moderate Event Leader: Cindy Price (https://www.meetup.com/nashville-hiking/members/67736752/) Look for us on the south end of the parking lot across from the Kroger new construction. We will do this nonstop hike at a moderate pace, walking on the paved paths and sidewalks in the Providence/Del Webb area. Please be aware that the event hosts usually arrive 15 minutes early and that we are waiting for you. If you change your mind and decide not to go, please change your RSVP. The hike begins at 8:00 am but if everyone arrives early we will leave early. Standard Notice: 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.

Past events (4,544)

Radnor Lake Hike 6/24 5:30 PM

Radnor Lake State Park

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