Running, Hiking, and Biking

Pedestrian-Friendly, Pet-Friendly Trails in Warner Parks

Percy and Edwin Warner Park Offer 60+ Miles of Scenic Trails

Visitors can enjoy miles of pet-friendly trails and paved roadways throughout the parks—perfect for walking, hiking, biking, and running—including 8 miles of professionally constructed mountain biking trails, and 10+ miles of dedicated bridle paths.

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Trails in Percy Warner Park

4.5 Mile Loop | Moderate

The trail winds up and down wooded hills and hollows, crosses several springs and open meadows, and offers hikers an opportunity to see the wide variety of plants and animals found in Percy Warner Park.

Access: Deep Well or Chickering Road
Usage: Walk, hike, bike

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This ancient path was first used by Native Americans, and later, early European and American explorers and traders to travel between what is now Nashville and Natchez, MS. You can follow this path along portions of the Cane Connector and Harpeth Woods trails in Edwin Warner Park.

Access: Warner Park Nature Center
Usage: Walk, hike, run

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1.6 Mile Loop | Easy

The iconic Allee Steps at the Belle Meade Entrance to Percy Warner Park are encircled by a paved loop, also closed to vehicle traffic. Pause at the top for a picturesque view of Belle Meade Boulevard and beyond.

Access: Belle Meade
Usage: Walk, run, bike

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2.5 Mile Loop | Moderate

This trail traverses ridges and valleys through the interior sections of Percy Warner Park. Climbing Farrell Road and walking through the “Buggy Bottoms”, this trail also offers hikers an opportunity to experience a breathtaking view of downtown from Luke Lea Heights in addition to Bellemeade Boulevard from the top of the historic Allée steps.

Access: Belle Meade Entrance or Deep Well
Usage: Walk, hike, run

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5.8-11.2 Miles | Moderate

These two beautiful paved loops wind up hills and around mossy ridges as it weave through Percy Warner Park . Closed off to vehicle traffic, these roadways are popular with walkers, runners and cyclists alike while providing stroller-friendly accessibility. Signs clearly designate when to take the interior 5.8 mile loop or opt for the wider 11.2 mile route. Take the short spur that marks Luke Lea Heights for the best overlook of Downtown Nashville!

Access: Deep Well, Belle Meade, or Chickering Road
Usage: walk, bike, run

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Trails in Edwin Warner Park

200 Yards | Easy

This trail passes an old homesite and leads to the Nature Theater, a secluded stone amphitheater, and stage that visitors can use on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Access: WPNC
Usage: Walk, Hike

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1 Mile | Easy

This trail connects the Mossy Ridge in Percy Warner Park trail with the Hungry Hawk trail in Edwin Warner Park, thus connecting the entire Warner Parks trail system by crossing Old Hickory Boulevard. Please exercise caution when crossing Old Hickory Boulevard!

Access: Mossy Ridge Trail or Hungry Hawk
Usage: Walk, Hike, run

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5.75 Mile Loop | Moderate

Greenways provide a network of trails featuring major open spaces and linking activity centers such as neighborhoods, schools, parks and commercial areas. extends west into Bellevue.

Access: Woolwine
Usage: hike, walk, run

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2.5 Mile Loop | Moderate

This trail covers part of the original Natchez trace and circles high up into the interior of Edwin Warner Park. The trail also crosses over a rock quarry that was active in the 1930s and 1940s, when the Works Progress Administration (WPA) conducted stonework and built roads in the Parks.

Access: WPNC or Woolwine
Usage: hike, walk, run

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⅓ Mile Loop | Easy

This trail was built in 1974 by the Hillwood Environmental Group. Keep your eyes and ears open for the barred owls that may be heard or seen as you enter this tranquil deep hollow.

Access: Owl Hollow
Usage: hike, walk, run

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2 Miles | Moderate

This trail offers visitors opportunities for more passive recreation experiences. Due to the unique and fragile natural area that the reserve protects, this trail is open only between dawn and dusk, and use by trail runners and dogs are prohibited.

Access: Burch Reserve
Usage: hike, walk

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2.5 Mile Loop | Moderate

This trail passes by a wet weather stream and takes you through woods, field edges and an open meadow. An activity booklet for this trail is available at Warner Park Nature Center.

Access: WPNC or Woolwine
Usage: hike, walk, run

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150 Yard Loop | Easy

located off of the Harpeth Woods behind the Learning Center, this trail is designed for young children and families. The trail features a nature-themed picture book displayed on posts along the entire loop. A new seasonal story is posted four times per year.

Access: WPNC or Woolwine
Usage: Walk, Hike

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This ancient path was first used by Native Americans, and later, early European and American explorers and traders to travel between what is now Nashville and Natchez, MS. You can follow this path along portions of the Cane Connector and Harpeth Woods trails in Edwin Warner Park.

Access: WPNC or Woolwine
Usage: Walk, hike, run

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¾ Mile Loop | Moderate

This trail takes you past wet weather spring and creek, various trees, and through a section of the historic Natchez Trace. A self-guiding booklet (available at the Nature Center) with 20 stops helps visitors learn about these trail features and many more.

Access: WPNC or Woolwine
Usage: Walk, hike, bike

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2.1-2.75 Mile Loop | Moderate

This beautifully paved trail will take you over rock quarries, and features an abundance of wildflowers in the woodland meadows during summer months.
Included within this portion of the Parks is one of two tree-lined trails. The Old Roadway Tree Trail begins at The Woolwine Trailhead and follows the original scenic drive, now closed to cars. To follow the Tree Trail, head in a clockwise direction along the roadway. Twenty-five separate native tree species are labeled along the trail, and identification markers can be found on tree trunks or wooden posts directly in front of the trees.

Access: WPNC or Woolwine
Usage: Walk, hike, bike

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2.8 Miles | Easy

Beginning at the Chickering Road Entrance of Percy Warner Park, you will follow both a scenic driving loop and the Tornado Road section of the Mossy Ridge Trail. Twenty-nine separate native tree species are labeled along the roadway and trail, and identification markers can be found on tree trunks or wooden posts directly in front of the trees.

Access: Chickering Road
Usage: Walk, hike, bike, run

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Did You Know?

Warner Parks Have 30+ Miles of Walking Trails!

With 17 miles of designated hiking trails and 20 + miles of paved road, there are plenty of paths to choose in Warner Parks.

Did You Know?

Warner Parks Have Two Tree Trails—One in Percy Warner and One in Edwin Warner Park.

The Tree Trails were originally established in 1996 by Naturalists Margo Farnsworth and Judy Dulin, who wrote a comprehensive interpretive booklet detailing identification tips and noteworthy information about each tree.

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Dedicated Bridlepaths for Horseback Riding

Three trails in Percy Warner Park—Old Beech Trail, Indian Springs Cut Off, and Old Well Cut Off— are vehicle-restricted and perfect for riding.

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