Event Information
New Faces Day Hike: Radnor Lake
Radnor Lake
Saturday, Nov 1, 2014 8:45 AM
Start your weekend off right by enjoying a moderate day hike and taking in local wildlife at Nashville's own Radnor Lake Natural Area. We'll hike approximately 4.5 miles on fairly flat trail.

Cost:FREE for Members & Non-Members
No registration required - just meet at the trailhead!
 
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EVENT DETAILS

Join Team Green Adventures on this moderate 4.5-mile day hike at Radnor Lake, along the Gainer Ridge, Lake, and South Cove trails. Distance and trail difficulty are estimates. This hike is pretty beginner-friendly, and is a great way to start your weekend off right!

Are you new to Team Green? If so, this is a great event for you! We're officially designating this a New Faces Hike, specifically for new members and new-to-Team Green individuals still thinking about joining! Get active and meet new people this weekend!

When: Saturday, November 1st at 8:45am (meeting time), 9:00am (hike start time)
Where: Radnor Lake Natural Area
Radnor Lake Visitor Center, West Parking Lot (Off Granny White Pike)
Meet at the ranger station near the vending machine
Cost: FREE for Members & Non-Members.

Trip Leader: Carl Hoagey & Kate Jackson

Difficulty:
This is considered an easy to moderate hike with mostly moderate sections.
Group Size Limit: There is no group size limit for this trip 
Registration Deadline: No registration - just show up at the trailhead on Saturday morning!

Parking: Free parking is available in the Radnor Lake West Parking Lot

POLICIES

Children Policy: This is a 10 and up event, with hiking experience. Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
Dog Policy: Dogs are not permitted on the Radnor Lake trails
Weather Policy: This trip is drizzle or shine. It will be postponed in the event of severe weather. Follow us on Twitter (@TeamGreenAdvntr) and Facebook for updates!
Cancellation Policy:
No registration, no cancellations. Just show up and hike!

ABOUT THE TRAIL

Drive time to trailhead from Nashville: Located in Nashville
Hike Distance: Approx 4.5 miles
Estimated Hike Time: 2-2.5 hours

The plan is to arrive at the Radnor Lake Visitor Center parking lot trailhead by 9:00am CST. Use the entrance off Granny White Pike (you can't get to this parking lot from the Franklin Road entrance!). We'll hike roughly 4.5 miles along the outer trails at Radnor Lake (South Cove Trail, Lake Trail, and Gainer Ridge Trail). Expect to finish the hike within about 2-2.5 hours (ending before noon). Bring snacks (if you want) and plenty of hydration. Eat a good breakfast beforehand.

ABOUT RADNOR LAKE NATURAL AREA 

Radnor Lake is a 1,200-acre natural area located in Davidson County in the Overton Hills approximately eight miles south of downtown Nashville. This natural area is an outlier of the Western Highland Rim and has some of the highest ridges in the Central Basin. These ridges can exceed 1,200 feet in elevation. The upper slopes and ridges are underlain with Fort Payne formation. The acidic soil derived from these rocks is atypical for the Central Basin and supports mountain laurel, various species of blueberry, sourwood, oaks and hickories commonly found on the Highland Rim. Its lower slopes and hollows support beech, sugar maple, tulip poplar, and shagbark hickory with spicebush, coralberry, and elderberry in the shrub layer.

HIKING & BACKPACKING SPONSOR

Team Green's hikes and backpacking trips all proudly sponsored by Mountain High Outfitters (MHO). MHO opened one-year ago in the Franklin Whole Foods Shopping Center, and has seven locations across the Southest from Birmingham to Atlanta. MHO is a specialty retailer with a vision of a exceptional client experience and offering premium brands in a unique environment. You can expect a strong selection of footwear, gear, apparel and accessories. If for any reason MHO doesn't carry the style, size or brand you desire, they'll guarantee to offer a solution. Mountain High Outfitteres knows that their clients have options, and therefore MHO strives to build a community and movement that brings them back. Come experience the MHO difference!

Stop by Mountain High Outfitters before your next big hike or backpacking trip for expert advice from their friendly staff. MHO offers an ongoing in store 10% discount for Team Green Members when you show your membership card, and a 20% discount on monthly specials. Visit Team Green's Discounts Page to see this month's gear special!

Mountain High Outfitters
1556 W. McEwen Dr, Ste 132
Franklin, TN 37067
Phone: (615) 465-6447

REGISTRATION

This event is open to both members and non-members. There is no registration required, so just show up at the trailhead if you want to participate!