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Percy and Edwin Warner Park offer 17 miles of scenic trails. Trails are multi-use and dogs must be on leash. 
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Amphitheater Trail
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.
200 yards
Edwin Warner
WPNC
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!
1 MILE
EDWIN WARNER
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.
5.75 miles
Edwin Warner
Chickering Road
TrailHEAD
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.
2.5 MILES
Edwin Warner
WPNC/Woolwine
TrailHEAD
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.
1/3 MILE
Edwin Warner
WPNC/Woolwine
TrailHEAD
Little Acorn Trail
A short, 150 yard loop, blazed green, and rated easy. This trail is especially enjoyable for young children. An activity booklet is available at Warner Park Nature Center.
150 Yards
Edwin Warner
WPNC/Woolwine
Mossy Ridge Trail
A 4.5 mile loop, blazed red and rated 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.
4.5 MILES
PERCY Warner
DEEP WELL OR CHICKERING ROAD
TrailHEAD
Natchez Trace
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 Warner Woods trails in Edwin Warner Park.
Edwin Warner & Percy Warner
WPNC/Woolwine
Nature Loop
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.
3/4 MILE
Edwin Warner
WPNC/Woolwine
TrailHEAD
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.
1/3 MILE
Edwin Warner
OWL HOLLOW
Warner Woods Trail
A 2.5 mile loop, blazed white and rated 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 Allee steps.
2.5 MILES
PERCY Warner
Bellemeade Entrance or Deep Well
TrailHEAD
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.
2 MILES
Edwin Warner
Burch Reserve
TrailHEAD
In addition to the 17 miles of primitive hiking trails, the Warner Parks also features over 20 miles of paved roadway. Much of it now closed to vehicle traffic, these roadways are popular with walkers, runners and cyclists alike while providing stroller-friendly accessibility. The most popular of these are the well-known 5.8 mile and 11.2 mile loops in Percy Warner Park; both equally accessible from the Allée Steps at the Bellemeade Entrance and Deep Well Trailheads.