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+)

Show some LOVE for the Jones Mill Trail! - Long Hunter State Park

Meeting Time: 8:00 AM Meeting Place: 4300 Campbell Rd., Mt Juliet, TN, 37122 (see below for directions to site) Hike Distance: Approximately 2-4 miles Estimated Time: 3-4 hours Difficulty: Easy/Moderate Hike Leaders: Mountain Biker Colin Davidson & Friends of Long Hunter member Anita Fischer Wanna show your love this week -- for the Great Outdoors? Then we have an excellent opportunity for you go outside, get some exercise, meet like-minded individuals, improve Long Hunter State Park, and leave a lasting legacy. And we promise you'll LOVE every minute of it! On this day we will continue our expansion of the wild and scenic Jones Mill Trail, but we can't do it without our wonderful volunteers! This event is organized by the Friends of Long Hunter State Park. If you wish to join us for this trail work day, meet at 4300 Campbell Road in Mt. Juliet (37122) and look for the "Friends of Long Hunter" signs. We will work until approximately 12 noon. Please wear appropriate work clothes and sturdy shoes, and don't forget water and snacks. Tools and gloves will be provided. When completed, the Jones Mill Trail is sure to be one of the best biking (and hiking!) trails in Middle Tennessee. Come be a part of it all! We hope to see you there, and thanks for your support! DIRECTIONS TO SITE: * From I-40: Take I-40 E, S Mt Juliet Rd and Couchville Pike to Campbell Rd in Rutherford County. Head northeast on I-40 E. Use the right lane to take exit 226A-226B-226C for TN-171/Belinda Pkwy/Providence Way toward Mt Juliet. 0.3 mi Keep right at the fork to continue on Exit 226A, follow signs for TN-171 S and merge onto TN-171 S/S Mt Juliet Rd. Pass by Wendy's (on the left in 0.4 mi). 4.4 mi Slight left onto S Mt Juliet Rd look for Long Hunter St Park sign at this turn. 1.1 mi S Mt Juliet Rd turns left and becomes Couchville Pike. 2.7 mi Turn right onto Weakley Ln. 1.6 mi. Turn right onto Campbell Rd (first Right past church) * From I-24: Take exit 70 for Almaville Road/TN-102 toward Smyrna/Nissan Drive/Lee Victory Parkway. 0.2 mi. Turn right onto TN-102 N/Almaville Rd. Continue to follow TN-102 N. Pass by Waffle House (on the left in 3.8 mi). 5.3 mi Continue onto Sam Ridley Pkwy E. 0.2 mi Turn right onto Weakley Ln. 4.6 mi (1.5 miles from Fate Sanders Recreation Area) Turn left onto Campbell Rd

Bowie Nature Park moderate hike in Fairview.

Bowie Nature Park

Bowie Nature Park in Fairview, west of Nashville, has nearly 700 beautiful acres of forest, approximately 17 miles of trails, 6 lakes, and several creeks. We will explore 5 miles of trail on the outer perimeter of the Park on this moderate hike. HIKE STATS: Meeting Time: 10:00 a.m. for prompt 10:15 a.m. Estimated Hike Time: 2 hours Difficulty: Moderate Hike Hike Leader: Hassan Directions: From Nashville, Interstate 40 west, exit 182 on to Hwy 96 east to Fairview, west on Hwy 100, 1 mile on right. From Franklin, west on Hwy 96 to Hwy. 100 west to Fairview . From Memphis, Interstate 40 east, exit 182 on to Hwy 96 east to Hwy 100 west, 1 mile on right.

Group Volunteering at Second Harvest Food Bank 2/19

Second Harvest Food Bank

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. Group Member Registration • All adults including the group leader must create an account and sign up for the shift using your group’s personalized landing page https://secondharvestmidtn.volunteerhub.com/lp/HikingMeetUp/ . This allows us to know who is volunteering and also serves as the volunteer waiver for adults. • Minors MUST have a parent or guardian sign the attached Youth Volunteer Application. 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. The online signup is optional for minors, however, the hardcopy Youth Volunteer Waiver is required. Volunteer Duties/Policies and Procedures Please review the attached policies and procedures prior to your shift and be sure to note these important policies: • ALL warehouse volunteers must wear 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 at Second Harvest that include refrigerated sorting. Please have everyone bring cozy layers in case we ask you to do a “cool” volunteer project! • No bags, purses or backpacks are allowed in the volunteer area. Please leave these items at home or in a locked vehicle. 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

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).

Past events (4,403)

Edwin Warner Park Evening Hike

Edwin Warner Park

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