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 (5)

Moderate hike at Radnor Lake

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HIKE STATS:
Meeting Time: 8:00AM for 8:15 start.
Distance: 3+ miles
Moving time less than 90 minutes.

Radnor Lake State Park, is a 1,368 acre nature preserve.

We will start at the Granny White Pike entrance West parking lot, hike on the South Lake Trail at a pace of approximately 3 miles per hour without stops.

*Note that on good weather days Radnor parking can get crowded. Please allow plenty of travel and parking time. Pets are NOT ALLOWED on the trails*

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/)

Paddling down on Percy Priest Lake (7 of 11 journey)

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Time: Meet at 7:30 AM for 8:00 AM departure.
Distance 6 miles
Estimated time: 3 hours
Leader: Hassan

This is part 7 of 11 of the paddling journey that will cover from Downtown Nashville up to Percy Priest Dam and then to Walter Dam in Murfreesboro.

*BRING YOUR OWN BOAT*

We will paddle Percy Priest Lake from Long Hunter State Park boat ramp do to explore Pear, Mousetail, Pondersa, and Hunter’s Islands for three or four hours. we will stop at an island 2 miles out. You can stay and relax here or continue to others. We will paddle back to island, regroup and return to the Long Hunter State Park Ramp.

Meet us at the public Ramp:
After turnning to Long Hunter State Park drive STRAIGHT for .8 miles to the boat ramp!

Frozen Head - North Old Mac, Chimney Top, Spicewood Trails

Frozen Head State Park

Frozen Head State Park
https://tnstateparks.com/parks/frozen-head
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Date: Saturday, July 31st
Time: 10:00 am Eastern Standard Time (9:00 am Central Standard Time)
Trailhead: Old Mac Trailhead (GPS coordinates[masked], [masked])

Distance: approx. 10 miles (optional 8 miles)
Difficulty level: strenuous
Hike Description:
-Start at Old Mac Trailhead.
-North Old Mac Trail
-W Lookout Tower Trail to Frozen Head (elev 3284 feet)
-Chimney Top Trail
-Spicewood Trail (Option to go back to trailhead. 8 miles total)
-Judge Branch Trail
-South Old Mac Trail back to Old Mac Trailhead

At the end of Spicewood Trail, there's an option continue on to Old Mac Trailhead, instead of going to Judge Branch Trail. This would cut 2 miles from the hike.

Camping: https://tnstateparks.com/parks/campground/frozen-head
https://reserve.tnstateparks.com/frozen-head/campsites

Optional post-hike activity: Instead of going out to eat like usual, I'll have a charcoal grill started after the hike at the Big Cove Group Campsite #18. Bring your food or something to grill, drinks, and a camp chair.

Past events (5,168)

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

Percy Warner Park - Deep Well Entrance

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