• Edwin Warner Park Evening Hike

    Edwin Warner Park

    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/)

  • 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).

    2
  • Frozen Head Waterfalls+Supper@Brewery

    Frozen Head State Park

    Join your hiking pals for a moderate-paced hike on 3 trails at Frozen Head State Park, followed by supper at Lilly Pad Hopyard Brewery and Campground. Distance: 7 miles--Moderate for distance and elevation. Map of Frozen Head and trail: http://tnstateparks.com/assets/pdf/additional-content/park-maps/frozen-head_park-map.pdf 1st Meetup: Home Depot I-40 East Exit 236 at 955 S. Hartman Drive Lebanon, TN Depart 6:30am Central Sharp 2nd Meetup/Regroup: Citgo/Hardees at exit 300 Monterey. We will go in convoy on Tn-62 thru Clarkrange and Lancing to Wartburg. Please RSVP with integrity. If you've signed up, then learn you cannot attend, please change your RSVP to "No, Can't Go" My phone is[masked] voice or text. Beginning at the trail-head parking lot(elevation of 1377 ft) at 9:15am Central Our pace will be as fast as the slowest person. We'll take North Old Mac Trail, 2.6 miles, gradual climb. Down the Panther Branch trail for 1.45 mile Up 1/2 mile on the Emory Gap trail for snacks/light lunch at the waterfall. down the Emory Gap trail to the trailhead, passing Debord Falls, 2.45 miles. Post-hike supper at Lilly Pad Hopyard Brewery in Lancing before heading home. Vegetable or meat soup or chili. Please offer your carpool driver $10 to $15 cash money for gas, vehicle usage, and driving services. Please be willing to volunteer your vehicle and/or drive. Dogs or young children-ask me. Please RSVP with integrity. Park address 964 Flat Fork Rd Wartburg, TN 37887 Directions: I-40 East to exit 300 Monterey. Turn left under freeway to second traffic light just past the RR tracks. Right on TN-62 thru Monterey, Clark Range, Lancing and Wartburg, turning left onto Flat Fork Rd. Continue 4 miles past the prison to the trailhead just past the Visitors Center and over the one lane bridge. Note: Map programs will direct you on a 20 mile longer trip--follow the directions above. Note: All times listed are Central; park is in Eastern time zone. Please wear appropriate footwear and clothing. The weather may change swiftly. Bring water, lunch, snacks. Optional change of clothes and/or shoes afterwards. 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.

    3
  • Training Hike: Savage Gulf Loop, North Plateau Trail, North Rim Trail (18miles)

    Join Nashville Hiking Meetup for a training hike at South Cumberland State Park near Monteagle, TN. This is perfect for those wanting to put down some miles before backpacking or hitting the AT; great place to test out gear and endurance. HIKE STATS: Meeting Time: (Carpool) 6:30 a.m or 8:00 a.m. at the trailhead (please give a 15min buffer for those carpooling to arrive) Meeting Place for Carpool: Behind Steak 'n Shake Estimated Drive Time (one way): 1.5 hours Hike Distance: 18 miles Estimated Hike Time: 8-9 hours Difficulty: Difficult (https://www.meetup.com/nashville-hiking/pages/1426385/Hike_Rating_System/) Hike Leader: Sabine Notes: Well-behaved, leashed dogs are welcomed Our route: Savage Day Loop (4.2mi) North Plateau Trail (7.10mi) ---- we will break for lunch by Hobbs Cabin near an overlook. North Rim Trail (6.30mi) This hike is rated difficult for distance. Be prepared for mud, slippery spots, and rocky trails. Bring good hiking boots, trekking poles if you have 'em, lunch/snacks, your camera, and plenty of water. See the Ten Essentials list: https://www.meetup.com/nashville-hiking/pages/708882/10_Hiking_Essentials/ Directions to Trailhead: Savage Gulf Ranger Station 3157 State Road 399 Palmer, TN 37365. Trail map: https://www.friendsofsouthcumberland.org/uploads/8/3/1/4/83144530/savage-gulf.pdf

    18
  • Moderate Hike at Radnor Lake

    Radnor Lake State Natural Area

    Radnor Lake State Park, is a 1,333 acres nature preserve lies just outside Nashville. HIKE STATS: Meeting Time: 9:00 a.m. for a 9:15 start. If you choose to come from the Franklin Road side, you may join us at the East Parking Lot at 9:30 a.m. Hike Distance: 3 to 4 miles takes 1 1/2 hours Event Leader: Hassan We'll start at the Granny White Pike entrance West parking lot, leisurely hike on the lake trails to East Parking Lot for a quick break, then continue to South Lake Trail and back to West parking area. *This hike includes a couple of hills, please take into consideration. Or branch off for a 2 1/2 mile easy loop around the lake. Pets are not allowed on the trails. ***Note that on good weather days Radnor parking can get crowded. Please allow plenty of travel time and observe all traffic flow and parking rules posted. There is not a sign for Radnor Lake on Granny White Pike or Franklin Road. Look on the map for where Otter Creek Road intersects Granny White Pike or Franklin Road and turn there.

    6
  • 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).

    1
  • Group Volunteering at Second Harvest Food Bank 2/5

    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.

    2
  • Providence/Mt. Juliet - moderate hike

    Providence Marketplace

    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.

    2
  • Pin Oak Lake Section hike w/Randy Hedgepath - Natchez Trace State Park, west TN

    Here is your chance to walk thru the most extensive public forest in West Tennessee at Natchez Trace State Park (https://tnstateparks.com/parks/natchez-trace) with State Naturalist Randy Hedgepath. Besides beautiful walks in the winter woods, you can learn about the trees and other plants, geology, and history. Sunday, February 3rd at 9 AM Pin Oak Lake Section $5. Register for this hike at http://bit.ly/2Hvoss6 Our shuttle set up will allows us to have a 5.4 mile walk along the largest lake in the Natchez Trace Forest. The views are numerous along this long lakeshore. Bring a picnic lunch to enjoy along the water’s edge. Well behaved, leashed dogs are welcomed. Meeting place is the Park office on Highway 114 Google Map: https://goo.gl/maps/QPvdjQa5Po52

    4