Warner Woods Trail & Mill Creek Greenway

March 21, 2010 in Tennessee Hiking Trails by amylaree


Rain, rain go away

Rain, rain go away.

With the weather decidedly uncooperative today, I’ll use this Sunday indoors to catch up on a few quick hikes we’ve did before I started the blog.

Warner Woods Trail at Percy Warner Park

  1. Scenery: 3.0
  2. Difficulty: 2.5
  3. Distance: 2.5
  4. Convenience: 5.0
  5. Dog Friendliness: 5.0
  6. Bonus Funtimes: 1.5

We tried out Warner Woods Trail on a sunny, but bitterly cold day (21° that day) on New Year’s weekend.  It proved to be a trail worth bundling up for. As I’m learning, Percy Warner & Edwin Warner Parks in west Nashville are full of plenty of trails for humans & horses.  While not very long, a few solid hills caused  both of us to break a sweat, despite the cold.  This was a very pretty trail, kind of hard to believe such an escape from Nashville is within the city limits.  However, even on this wintry day, there were several runners, hikers & dogs on the trail, so if you’re looking to get away from people, this is probably not the trial for you.  Aside form hiking or running, there doesn’t seem to be much else going on out here, but there were several picnic tables, so pack a lunch and enjoy the afternoon.


  1. Scenery: 1.5
  2. Difficulty: 1.0
  3. Distance: 2.6
  4. Convenience: 5.0
  5. Dog Friendliness: 5.0
  6. Bonus Funtimes: 1.0

Mill Creek Greenway was a pretty standard Nashville greenway: paved & easy. This trail is a quick drive from Nate’s place, along I-24 just north of Antioch. We tried out this trail on a snowy January day and it provided a nice excursion from the house, but with views of the interstate & part of the pathway behind a school bus parking lot, it wasn’t memorable enough to make us eager to revisit.  If you’re a foodie, there are plenty of rustic and authentic looking Chinese & Mexican food restaurants in the area.


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