• Radnor Lake Hike September 26, 4:30 PM

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    Come out for a hike at beautiful Radnor Lake. Meet: Granny White Pike entrance, Bike Rack by the Nature Center.

    Difficulty: Strenuous (Two steep ridges).
    Distance: 5 miles.
    Pace: Brisk.

    1. Enter from Granny White Pike/Otter Creek Road. DO NOT enter from the Franklin Road side. The road is blocked.
    2. There are no signs for Radnor Lake. Turn where Otter Creek Road intersects Granny White Pike.
    3. Pets are NOT ALLOWED on the trails.
    4. Observe traffic flow and parking rules.
      ** Canceled if actively raining **

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

    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).

    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.

  • Moderate hike at Radnor Lake

    Location visible to members

    HIKE STATS:
    Meeting Time: 7:10am for 7:15 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

  • Centennial Park / Vanderbilt Area - 4 Mile Hike

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    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 Hillsboro Village / Belcourt Theater
    3. 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.

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  • Edwin Warner Park Evening Hike

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    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.

  • Stone Door Connector Trail to Stagecoach Road - Oct 1st

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    Do not sign up unless you will carry at least 2 liters of water, plus snacks 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. No exception. 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. Read disclaimer below.

    South Cumberland State Park - Savage Gulf North

    Date - Oct 01, 2022

    Time - 9:00 am CST

    Trailhead - Stone Door Trailhead Ranger Station

    1183 Stone Door Rd, Beersheba Springs, TN[masked]https://goo.gl/maps/XPMcVNk8Z1UMF43x5

    Distance - approx 10 miles

    Difficulty level - strenuous

    Description

    • Out and back hike
    • Start at Stone Door Trailhead Ranger Station
    • Stone Door Trail
    • Stone Door Overlook
    • Big Creek Gulf Trail
    • Connector Trail
    • Hike to Stagecoach Road trail
    • Hike back to trailhead

    Trail maps

    https://tnstateparks.com/assets/pdf/additional-content/scsp-trailheadmap2020.pdf

    https://tnstateparks.com/about/park-trail-maps#south-cumberland

    Post-hike food and refreshment -

    Bites of Europe
    817 Interstate Dr, Manchester, TN 37355
    (931)[masked]https://goo.gl/maps/XXKT2bE672i8MRzz8

    Disclaimer:

    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.

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  • Dragon Boat Festival Volunteer

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    View and register for available shifts at this link: https://cumberlandrivercompact.volunteerhub.com/?format=0&filter={%22eventGroupId%22:191761}

    The Cumberland River Compact's annual Cumberland River Dragon Boat Festival is BACK! Let the races commence on October 1st for the 14th year of this beloved river tradition.

    Help advance the Cumberland River Compact's mission of enhancing the health and enjoyment of the Cumberland River and its tributaries by volunteering at the Dragon Boat Festival!

    Volunteer duties may include set up or breakdown of booths/tents, registration, greeting, boat loading, marshalling, hospitality/volunteer tent, beautification crew. Volunteers of all abilities are encouraged to register, we will give assignments on event day.

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  • Sunrise moderate hike at Radnor Lake

    Location visible to members

    HIKE STATS:
    Meeting Time: 7:10 for 7:15 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

  • Franklin Riverwalk Trail and Downtown Franklin – 4 Mile Hike

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    Come join us for a 4 mile walk in the historical downtown Franklin area. We will begin at the square in downtown Franklin and walk to the Ruby F. Lynch Riverwalk Trail and return to the square for a walk in the downtown area.

    We will meet at 3rd Ave N, at 300 Public Square, Franklin, TN which is near the square in downtown Franklin at 3:00.

    This will be a nonstop walk at a moderate pace on a paved path.

    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.

  • Couchville Lake Arboretum Tour at Long Hunter State Park

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    Meeting Time: 4:00 PM
    Meeting Place: Kiosk beside Couchville Lake
    Hike Distance: 2 miles
    Estimated Hike Time: 2 hours
    Difficulty: Easy
    Hike Leader: Jason Allen

    In 2008, Long Hunter State Park's Couchville Lake Arboretum became the first state-certified arboretum in Tennessee State Parks. Join Jason Allen, creator of the arboretum, on a two-mile hike to discuss the trees found along the arboretum trail.

    This leisurely stroll will focus on tree ID, using leaves, bark, habitat, and other factors to identify species. The Couchville Lake Arboretum Trail is a flat, paved, easy loop and is handicap accessible.

    No pets, please.

    * To register for this hike, please go ahead and RSVP here on the Meetup page, but you must also RSVP on the park's event page: https://tnstateparks.com/parks/event_details/long-hunter/#/?event=couchville-lake-arboretum-tour[masked]

    Directions:
    Enter Long Hunter State Park at the main park entrance (2910 Hobson Pike) and then take the first left (which is the Couchville Lake Area) and proceed to the parking lot beside Couchville Lake.