Warner Woods Trail

Date Hiked: 03/14/10

Park: Percy Warner Park

Address: 7311 Highway 100, Nashville, TN 37221 (Nature Center)

Latitude: 36.07550, Longitude: -86.87841

Trail Rating: Moderate

Round-Trip Mileage: 2.50 (My actual mileages showed the the Loop being 2.40 miles, but with a .20 miles approach and return - a total of 2.80 miles.

Other Trails in the Park: Mossy Ridge, Cane Connector, Five-Eight Roadway, Eleven-Two Roadway

For Map, Trail Mileage, GPS, and Trail Notes go to Page 2

Pre-Hike Comments

We have walked this trail a number of times. It is a great trail on a good path.

The Trail

Directions: Go Interstate 40 to exit 199. Old Hickory Blvd. Exit and take Old Hickory south - towards Bellevue. Continue straight on Old Hickory for 3.5 miles, until it "T’s" into Highway 100 at a light. Turn left on Highway 100. Deep Well entrance is on the right in a 2.20 miles. It is not signed; but is an ornate entrance. Stay straight on the Park road passing picnic areas. Parking is available at the Trailhead in .60 miles.

Deep Well Trailhead

Deep Well Trailhead

From the Deep Well Trailhead the trail starts at the kiosk.

Hill climb to Tee

Crossing first horse trail

Cross the horse trail and then climb steadily to a tee.

Sign at Tee

Trail comes to a tee, Warner Woods Trail is to the left

Go left to join the Warner Woods Trail. The trail crosses another horse trail and then joins the Warner Woods Loop after .20 miles.


Start of the Warner Woods Loop

The trail can be traveled in either direction. Going left at the intersection the trail eases along as it contours along the base of a hill. The climb begins soom enough.

climb to Farrell Road

Steep climb to Farrell Road

Climb sharply to gain Farrell Road. The climb is but the distance is short.

Farrell Road

Farrell Road

After a short walk on the crest the trail descends, cuts back to the left, and then crosses the horse trail.

Horse Trail crossing

Descending to the horse trail

Gradually descending the trail then crosses the main park road at .65 miles since starting the loop.

road crossing

Descending to the road

Descending (can be muddy) from the road, the trail curves right following below the road.

After a few contoured curves, the trail descends almost in a straight line.

descent to Buggy Bottoms

Down to Buggy Bottoms

The trail is stepped to help control runoff. As the trail levels off it stays low in the "Buggy Bottoms" are for __. The trail is often wet and muddy. Please stay on the trail. Many mud avoidance trails have sprung up on either side of the main trail. If you do not like the mud, try walking on the road.

Buggy Bottoms

Along Buggy Bottoms - the trail has grown wider because people do not like to walk in the mud

A defined drainage appears on the left and the horse trail is not far off. After crossing the horse trail the trail climbs and crosses the road 1.05 miles from the last road crossing.

crossing road trail climbs

Trail leading up from the road

From the road the trail, contours above the road. In .15 miles the trail overlooks the terraced entrance (the Allée) of Belle Meade Blvd. It is .20 miles to the base.

looking down at the Allee

The Allée

Continuing the trail runs beside the road as it descends into the hairpin curve. The trail makes the corner with the road.

hairpin curve

The hairpin curve from the trail

Ascend steadidly and cross the road (.40 miles from the Allee Trail) to Lea’s Summit.

road to Leas Summit

Crossing the road to Lea’s Summit

After crossing the road the trail descends .15 miles to return to the start of the loop.

descending to the end of the loop

Descending to the end of the loop

Go left and then right to return to the Deep Well Parking Area in .20 miles.

Looking down at the Trailhead from the Tee.

Looking down at Deep Well Trailhead