- Full Moon Hike - Edwin Warner Park - 01/20/19
Meeting Time: 7:30 PM Meeting Place: Picnic shelter 9, in the back of the Edwin Warner picnic grounds Hike Distance: 4.25 miles on "paved" road Estimated Hike Time: Under 2 hours Difficulty: Mostly Easy, paved trails (strollers allowed) Hike Leader: Michael Hughes Kids and leashed dogs are welcomed See the woods under a full-moon glow. Meet at Edwin Warner Park picnic site #9, off Vaughn Road – across from the model airplane field. Bring your flashlight or headlamp, water and walking shoes. For over 17 years we have had a Full Moon Hike at Warner Parks hosting as few as two guests to as many as 100+ hiking lovers. Join us for this lunar spectacle each month! We're looking for volunteers who've done this hike before to run sweep; basically take up the end of the line and make sure everyone finishes without getting lost. Let us know in your comments or tell Michael when you arrive. https://youtu.be/fDj3G4Sm7z4
- Mossy Ridge Trail - Evening Hike for Experienced hikers
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).
- Providence/Mt. Juliet - moderate hike
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 pharmacy drive thru window. 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 9:00 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.
- Volunteer Day: Expanding the Jones Mill Trail - Long Hunter State Park
Meeting Time: 8:00 AM Meeting Place: Jones Mill Trail parking lot on Barnett Rd. (see below for directions) 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 Need a break from resolutions and the hustle & bustle of the season? Then we have a great opportunity for you to go outside, get some exercise, meet like-minded individuals, improve Long Hunter State Park, and leave a lasting legacy. 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 the Jones Mill parking lot (9933 Barnett Rd., Mt Juliet, TN 37122) at 8 a.m. 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. We hope to see you there, and thanks for your support! Directions To Jones Mill Mountain Bike Trail parking lot: The Jones Mill Mountain Bike Trail parking lot is located at 9933 Barnett Rd., Mt Juliet, TN 37122 in the Bryant Grove Recreation Area of Long Hunter State Park. If you're coming from I-24, take Old Hickory Blvd. exit 62 and head north on SR171 (which becomes Hobson Pike). At 6.4 miles, you'll pass the main park entrance on the right; continue on Hobson Pike for another two miles and turn right on South Mt. Juliet Road (follow the brown state park sign pointing toward Bryant Grove Recreation Area & the Jones Mill Mountain Bike trail). Go one mile and turn left onto Couchville Pike at the three-way intersection (again, follow the brown state park sign pointing toward Bryant Grove Recreation Area & the Jones Mill Mountain Bike Trail). Go about 3 miles and turn right onto Barnett Rd. (look for the brown state park sign pointing toward Bryant Grove Recreation Area). Go about a half-mile and turn left into the Jones Mill Mountain Bike Trail parking lot. If you're coming from I-40, take Mt. Juliet exit 226-A and head south on SR171. Go 4.2 miles and veer left onto South Mt. Juliet Road (follow the brown state park sign pointing toward Bryant Grove Recreation Area & the Jones Mill Mountain Bike trail). Go one mile and turn left onto Couchville Pike at the three-way intersection (again, follow the brown state park sign pointing toward Bryant Grove Recreation Area & the Jones Mill Mountain Bike Trail). Go about 3 miles and turn right onto Barnett Rd. (look for the brown state park sign pointing toward Bryant Grove Recreation Area). Go about a half-mile and turn left into the Jones Mill Mountain Bike Trail parking lot. For further directions, contact the park office at[masked]
- Edwin Warner Park Evening Hike
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/)