• 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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  • 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.

  • 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*

    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 cannot 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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  • 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.

  • Radnor Lake Hike Oct 11, 4:00 PM

    Radnor Lake Nature Center

    Come out for a hike at beautiful Radnor Lake Meet: Granny White Pike entrance, Bike Rack by the Nature Center Difficulty: Strenuous (one or two steep ridges) Distance: approx. 4 - 5 miles Pace: Brisk Hike 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 **

  • Radnor Lake Hike Oct 11, 4:00 PM

    Radnor Lake Nature Center

    Come out for a hike at beautiful Radnor Lake Meet: Granny White Pike entrance, Bike Rack by the Nature Center Difficulty: Strenuous (one or two steep ridges) Distance: approx. 4 - 5 miles Pace: Brisk Hike 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 **

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  • Saturday Morning with the Compact Crew

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    Come join the Cumberland River Compact Crew on Saturday morning to do rain garden maintenance! Use this link to receive the location and register for the event:
    https://cumberlandrivercompact.volunteerhub.com/

    We are working with Metro Nashville's Parks and Recreation Department to maintain and improve rain gardens throughout Nashville.

    By helping us spruce up and maintain rain gardens, volunteers are helping protect local streams and provide habitat for local pollinators.

    Volunteers should anticipate digging, planting, and mulching. We provide all tools and materials. Volunteers should bring water, snacks, and optionally their own pair of gloves if they have them. Additionally, volunteers should dress in weather appropriate clothing that they can get dirty and wear closed toe shoes.

  • Paddling from Cheatham dam to Riverview Restaurant & Marina

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    Paddling status;

    Time: Meet at 8:30 AM for 9:00 AM start.

    Distance: 22 miles round trip

    Estimated time: 7 hours plus stops

    We will meet at the boat ramp and paddle 11 miles upstream along the tree lined Cumberland River stopping at the Riverview Restaurant & Marina for lunch. 2 options for lunch include: Riverview Restaurant best known for their catfish or the Riverbluff Park just across the river to enjoy your packed lunch and a beautiful view. Come on out and experience 22 scenic miles on the water!

  • Cloudland Canyon - Sitton's Gulch & West Rim

    Cloudland Canyon State Park

    Do not sign up unless you will carry 2 to 3 liters of water, electrolytes, food 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. Read disclaimer below. I reserve the right to refuse the participation of anyone whom I feel may not be physically capable of completing the hike or doesn't comply to any stated requirement.

    Cloudland Canyon State Park
    https://gastateparks.org/CloudlandCanyon

    PARKING FEE - $5

    Time - Start promptly at 9:30 am EDT (8:30 am CDT)

    Trailhead - Parking West Rim Loop Trail (main trailhead on trail map)
    GPS Coordinates[masked], [masked]https://goo.gl/maps/psvLMKteDbinUDUG9

    Hiking distance - approx. 10 miles
    Difficulty level - moderate trail. Strenuous for distance
    Trail map - https://gastateparks.org/sites/default/files/parks/pdf/trailmaps/CloudlandCanyon_TrailMap.pdf

    Hike description
    - Start at the main trailhead
    - West Rim Loop Trail
    - Hemlock Falls Trail (Cherokee and Hemlock Falls)
    - Sitton's Gulch Trail
    - Lunch break at mid-point ~ 5 miles
    - West Rim Loop Trail
    - Back to trailhead

    Optional post-hike snack and refreshment:
    Rafael's Italian Restaurant
    13473 N Main St, Trenton, GA[masked]https://goo.gl/maps/ayFiPvprWdqZ4UVa9

    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 your 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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  • 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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