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Mossy Ridge Trail at Percy Warner Park - night trek for experienced hikers 3/5

  • Percy Warner Park - Deep Well entrance

    7100 TN-100, Nashville, TN (map)

    36.078831 -86.885242

  • Meet at Deep Well trailhead = end of road from Deep Well entrance off Hwy 100
    Time:  Hike starts promptly at 6:00 P.M.
    Place: Deep Well trailhead of Percy Warner Park
    Distance: 4.5 total miles
    Estimated Hike Time: 1.5 to 2 hours
    Difficulty: Moderate (Experienced hikers only. Night hikes are not best for beginners.)
    Hike Leader: Mike Hicks
    Notes: Dogs on a leash okay (Park regs require no more than 6-ft leash - you may be ticketed if you fail to use a leash!)
    You must have a headlamp or flashlight - It will be dark before we finish!

    The Mossy Ridge Trail is the longest of the three loop footpaths in the Warner Parks. It is the quietest and least used loop as well. An ideal training hike, the path leaves the Deep Well trailhead and winds through rich hollows and dry ridges of the Harpeth Hills, making frequent but never sustained elevation changes. Scattered in the woods are big trees and a spring-fed waterfall. At 4.5 miles, the Mossy Ridge Trail qualifies as a full-fledged hike that will not disappoint.
    Description courtesy of Johnny Molloy

    Click here for Warner Parks trail map

    Directions to Deep Well entrance of Percy Warner Park:
    From the point where Highway 100 begins at Highway 70 near the Belle Meade Post Office, head west on[masked] miles to the large stone gates on the left that mark the entrance of Percy Warner Park. Turn left from Highway 100 and pass through the gates, staying right when the road splits. Reach the Deep Well trailhead parking at 0.6 miles. The Warner Woods and Mossy Ridge Trails start behind the trailside kiosk. If coming from Old Hickory Blvd or further west, the Entrance will be on your right ~¾ miles past the Old Hickory Blvd Red Light between Edwin and Percy Warner Parks..

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