A 200-yard trail, blazed brown, and rated easy. It 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.
Cane Connector Trail
This one-mile trail connects the Mossy Ridge trail with the Hungry Hawk trail in Edwin Warner Park, thus connecting the entire Warner Parks trail system by crossing Old Hickory Boulevard. It is blazed red and white striped and rated easy. Please exercise caution when crossing Old Hickory Boulevard!
Harpeth River Greenway
Greenways provide a network of trails featuring major open spaces and linking activity centers such as neighborhoods, schools, parks and commercial areas. Extending from two access points in Edwin Warner (the Highway 100 trailhead and the Picnic Shelter area), this section of the Harpeth River greenway extends west into Bellevue. See a map here
Harpeth Woods Trail
Identified by blue trailblazers, this 2.5 mile loop covers part of the original Natchez trace and circles high into the interior of Edwin Warner Park. Moderate difficulty. Hikers may begin this trail at any of the three trailheads in Edwin Warner Park to enjoy a rich variety of forest types. The trail also crosses 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.
Hungry Hawk Trail
A ⅓ mile loop, blazed purple, and rated easy. This trail passes by a wet weather stream and goes through woods, field edges and an open meadow. An activity booklet for this trail is available at Warner Park Nature Center.
The Storywalk Trail is an easy, 150 yard loop trail located off of the Harpeth Woods trail directly behind the Learning Center. Designed for young children and families, the trail features a nature-themed picture book, displayed on posts along then entire loop. A new seasonal story is posted four times per year.
The Natchez Trace is an ancient path 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.
Edwin Warner & Percy Warner
A ¾ mile loop, blazed yellow, and rated moderate. A self-guiding booklet (available at the Nature Center) with 20 stops helps visitors learn about the many trail features including a wet weather spring and creek, various trees, and a section of the historic Natchez Trace.
Owl Hollow Trail
A ⅓ mile loop, blazed orange, and rated easy. Closest access is from the Owl Hollow trailhead located deep in Edwin Warner Park off of the Vaughn Road entrance. This trail was built in 1974 by the Hillwood Environmental Group. Enter this tranquil, deep hollow and listen for the barred owls that may be heard or seen here.
Burch Woods Trail
Approximately 2 miles in length, blazed teal and rated moderate, the Burch Reserve 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 is prohibited.
The Old Roadway
The Old Roadway is the beautiful paved portion of Edwin Warner Parks, offering a 2.1 mile loop with the option to also include an additional .65 mile Scenic Loop for walking, running, and cycling pleasure. The Old Roadway is stroller accessible and no longer open to vehicle traffic. Pass over rock quarries and enjoy the abundance of wildflowers in the woodland meadows during summer months, all the while nestled in the canopy of native shrubs and trees - many of which you will be able to identify along the way.
Included within this portion of the Parks is one of two tree-lined trails. The Old Roadway Tree Trail begins at The Woolwine Trailhead in Edwin Warner Park and follows the original scenic drive, now closed to cars. To follow the Tree Trail, proceed 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.
Tornado Ridge Tree Trail
The Tornado Ridge Tree Trail begins at the Chickering Road Entrance of Percy Warner Park and follows both a scenic driving loop and the Tornado Road section of the Mossy Ridge Trail (i.e. Red 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.