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Mossy Ridge Trail - Night Hike for Experienced hikers 01/31R

HIKE STATS:
Time:  Hike starts promptly at 6:30 P.M.
Place: Deep Well entrance of Percy Warner Park
Distance: 5½ total miles
Estimated Hike Time: 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!)


The Mossy Ridge Trail is the longest of the three loop footpaths in the Warner Parks. 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

Note that because of changes to parking/access at the Deep Well entrance, the hike is now ~5.5 miles.

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 TN[masked] miles to the large stone gates on the left with Deep Well Entrance sign that mark the entrance of Percy Warner Park (Immediately after the Vaughn Gap Rd/Music City Bikeway Stop Light). Turn left from Highway 100 and pass through the gates, staying right when the road splits. We meet at the Highway 100 Trailhead (1st Pavilion on the left - small pavilion after the 1st set of parking areas). 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 (Just before the Vaughn Gap Rd/Music City Bikeway Stop Light).

We usually have dinner afterward at the Sam's Sport's bar (at the HWY 100 & HWY 70 split).

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  • Trish "Kate" H.

    Thanks Mike. I had a great time night hiking with the group. 😊

    January 31

  • Kirstin H.

    Well, met a nice hiker from the group! Must nav to Deep Well entrance, and then follow pin to meeting point. I encountered a barricaded road from the other side. See you another time!

    1 · January 31

    • Yvonne H.

      It was nice running into you! Sorry you got lost. I hope you were able to find Deep Wells so you know where to go next time. The traffic getting there is a major factor. Nashville traffic is horrible!

      January 31

  • Yvonne H.

    I got there early so I just started. I got to meet Kristin because she was lost and was trying to find Deep Wells.

    January 31

  • Kirstin H.

    15 min eta

    January 31

  • lee i.

    Changed my mind guys, feeling wimpy. TTYL, take care.

    January 31

  • Kirstin H.

    I'm 24 late so go 😞

    January 31

  • Kirstin H.

    Accident on 40.

    January 31

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