The Mossy Ridge Trail is a local favorite among many Nashvillians who are looking for a great run or hike, only 25-30 minutes from downtown. This is one of the most popular trails within the already popular Percy Warner Park, and it's easy to understand why. This short (but sweet) trail leaves nothing to be desired for those looking for big climbs and not very technical terrain.
Wildflowers dot the surrounding forest during the spring, and the autumn colors are fantastic. Winter also brings with it a very comforting and calm kind of quiet. The 4.5-mile trail is generally well marked with red blazes, but pay extra attention at road crossings: don't mistakenly follow a white blazed trail at Warner Woods. The trail itself is far from technical, so if you're on a trail run, you can really get moving in certain sections, and if you're hiking, you don't have to constantly have your eyes peeled to the ground. Bring water, because there is none once on the trail, and be sure to look for deer, owls, turkey and if you're lucky, even a bobcat or two.