Percy Warner Trails
The Percy Warner trails comprise some of the best hiking opportunities in Nashville. In Percy Warner Park there are two blazed trails plus a connector trail to Edwin Warner Park for your Nashville hiking enjoyment. The Warner Woods Trail is a moderately easy hike covering a 2.5 mile loop through some of this Nashville park's 2058 acres. For a longer hike, the Mossy Ridge Trail is a 4.5 mile loop. These paths meander through mostly forested routes dominated by oak, hickory, beech and maple. Along the Tornado Road section of Mossy Ridge many specimen trees are labeled for identification. The hiker will have the chance to observe mammals, reptiles, amphibians, birds or some of the hundreds of wildflower and fungi species.
Mossy Ridge Trail
The Mossy Ridge Trail in Percy Warner Park is a 4.5 mile loop encompassing more than 13 million square feet. It is rated moderate in difficulty with some steep rocky slopes to climb. The trail is blazed red. The hiker will encounter rocky ridges, quiet hollows, a small waterfall, streams and wooded hills. Hiking the trail will offer the opportunity to see the wide varieties of wildlife and wildflowers making their home in the park. Two spurs off the main trail may be of interest. One is Quiet Point which overlooks the Deep Well Picnic area. Another being a spur leading to an overlook of a northerly facing view of West Meade. On the map below it is labeled Eanes Overlook Spur.
Warner Woods Trail
The Warner Woods Trail is an enjoyable 2.5 mile hike through one of Nashville's great parks. It is rated moderate and blazed white. The trail's elevation changes often as you meander through heavily wooded areas. A short paved detour up to Lea's Summit rewards the hiker with a view of the Nashville area and its downtown skyline. On the trail will be many opportunities to observe wildflowers and wildlife. At the Belle Meade Overlook is the stone staircase into the park.