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Mossy Ridge Trail at Percy Warner Park - 8/6

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: ~2 hours
Difficulty: Moderate
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!)

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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  • Darrel

    What a plesant evening to hike.

    August 6, 2013

  • Becca

    Stuck in traffic. Doesn't look like I'll make it. Maybe next time.

    August 6, 2013

  • Naomi S.

    I've moved about 50 feet in 25 minutes on the interstate. Looks like I'll never make it in time.

    August 6, 2013

  • saundra

    sorry I cannot make it tonight. Cannot get off wrk. in time. You all have a grt. hike

    August 6, 2013

  • Michael (Mike) H.

    Weather models say the rain should end around 6. May be slightly damp like last week, but we should be able to hike tonight!

    August 6, 2013

    • Naomi S.

      Then I guess it doesn't really matter that my shoes are still wet from the weekend.

      1 · August 6, 2013

  • Shiela

    Being somewhat out of shape and getting back into my hiking mode, I wouldn't want to hold up the group with my slower pace. Can you advise if this is a quick-paced hike or a moderate pace? Thanks.

    August 2, 2013

    • Michael (Mike) H.

      This hike tends to be moderate to fast. That said, we stop every time we cross a road (6x on this hike) and wait for everyone to catch up. If you are unsure, I would recommend starting with the Thursday hike at Radnor. That tends to be a little slower paced and is an easier trail.

      August 5, 2013

  • Ayesha L.

    I am new to your group and would really love to get back into hiking and fitness. I look forward to this very much.

    August 5, 2013

  • Beth 3.

    Can't wait:)

    August 4, 2013

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