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Pets allowed
Yes
Elevation Gain
?
Trail type
Loop
Distance
2.40 mi (3.86 km)
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The Harpeth Woods Trail, located in Edwin Warner Park, is a popular and fun hike. Although not quite a loop in itself, a short segment of the Nature Loop Trail (blazed in yellow) is used to connect and complete the 2.4-mile hike. The trail contains a fair amount of elevation change and  passes by an open meadow, traverses several hilltops, follows a stream for a while, and skirts past many small rocky outcroppings. Beech, oak, and cedar trees line the length of the trail, and an old rock quarry that was active in the 1930s and 1940s can even be found. A section of the Harpeth Woods Trail also follows the Natchez Trace - a historic forest trail that stretched about 450 miles from Natchez, Mississippi, to Nashville, Tennessee.

The Harpeth Woods Trail is popular with everyone from trail runners to leisurely hikers. A few side trails are available and can be added making for a slightly longer loop. A visitors center with maps and brochures can also be found just a short drive from the trailhead.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Winter
Spring
Summer
Fall

Congestion

High

Parking Pass

Not Required

Pros

Fun hike. Picnic shelters at midpoint.

Cons

Popular.

Trailhead Elevation

615.00 ft (187.45 m)

Net Elevation Gain

262.00 ft (79.86 m)

Address

TN-100
7285
Nashville, TN 37221
United States

Features

Bird watching
Wildlife
Shelters

Location

Field Guide

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