Harpeth Woods Trail

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Harpeth Woods Trail is a 2.4 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Nashville, Tennessee that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

2.4 miles
354 feet

dogs on leash

kid friendly



nature trips

road biking

trail running



1 month ago

Hiked the trail with my two boys ages 11 and 8. It was steep at points with a lot of uphill climbs but we were able to do it just fine. Beautiful trail!

1 month ago

interesting. would do again. well marked trail. bridges. some incline.

3 months ago

This is my “go to” trail. I know it by heart. A good 2.5 mike workout. Great for running when it’s not too crowded.

4 months ago

Easily accessed trail, was a nice 2.4 mile loop with some great hills. Not really any lookouts or Cool scenic spots by an enjoyable hike. Mildly trafficked.

7 months ago

This park has a collection of 3 different mini trails. One leads to a waterfall, another up an incline to an amazing view, and another meanders along a river. Very short hikes though. Be mindful of when it rains, otherwise it will be challenging on one of the hikes because of the mud.

trail running
8 months ago

It's pretty tough if you take a right from the parking lot because about 1/3 of the way through you dip down and then gain all the elevation in one huge climb.
I like the challenge and it definitely gets my heart rate up

10 months ago

Saturday, July 08, 2017

Nice trail with some killer hills to climb but, too many people and no views.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Lush green and local! Great little hike for an afternoon!

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Nice short trail with good proximity to Nashville. Lacks any spectacular views, but a solid place to get a few miles in close to town. Lots of flowers in the Spring along the descent toward the Nature Center.

Sunday, March 26, 2017

The Warner Park system is such a gem. We started right at the trail from the Vaughn Rd side and its basically a 450 foot climb over about half a mile. The rest of the trail is pretty simple but really nice short walk in the woods.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Visited on spring break and it was crowded! Lots of people and lots of dogs. Trail was damp but not too muddy. TAKE NOTICE--- visitor center is closed on Sunday's and there are NO MAPS available outside the center. There are numbered points of that interest around the park and without a map it is difficult to know what they mean. Maybe there's an online version I didn't find. We're glad we came today!!

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Nice hike around the hills for our first time to Tennessee. Some good views towards the top!

Saturday, October 22, 2016

I've hiked this trail more than any other trail. It's a fun, fairly quick trail with a lot of natural beauty. No great views, but a nice getaway in a large metro area. There's one nice hill that will give you a little cardio. The one drawback is it is a very highly-trafficked trail. Don't expect to get that great isolated feeling that you'll get from more out of the way locations.

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Pretty but much shorter than anticipated

Sunday, August 21, 2016

even though it rained earlier this hike was a refreshing one. I don't think it's easy... definitely rate it as a medium level trail but it was enjoyable!

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

I'm brand new to hiking and this one is just hard enough to make me feel accomplished but I'm still able to finish!

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Great for first time hikers and a great view at the end.

Monday, May 23, 2016

Good - get your heart pumping I the uphills.

Saturday, February 06, 2016

Good trail, gets muddy rather easily, never saw the large rock in the photo, wondering which trail it is on

Thursday, June 11, 2015

One of my favorite short loops.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

My husband and I walked this trail several months ago and we thoroughly enjoyed it. I had a disability but I made it fine. There is a small bridge by the lake that is pretty for photos. I want to take our grand kids and guests here.

Saturday, April 26, 2014

I like this trail but as stated previously, it's crowded on nice days... Even weekdays. I hike this trail with my dog when it's cloudy/rainy... Just to avoid the masses!

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Great trail! Offers good amount of variability as far as terrain and scenery. Be aware it is very crowded on really nice days.

Monday, October 21, 2013

Great trail for people who are ready to start working with terrain. On the downside, it's becoming more popular with people who are new to trail running and don't understand trail etiquette, such as those who run two abreast or come up behind hikers and shout "Excuse me," instead of indicating which side they want to pass through on "on your left/right."

Sunday, December 02, 2012

This is one of the longer trails in Edwin Warner Park. This trail winds along small creek where it is rather flat. There is a small side trip to an old rock quarry. It then rises up a ridge where you see classic middle TN forestry and exposed limestone rock throughout. It swings you by a nice nature center where you can ID the birds you see on the hike. Amateur ornithologists can find many bird species here.

trail running
Sunday, July 01, 2012

Great running trail. The majority of the trail is shaded by trees which really helps out during those hot, sunny days. There is some slight elevation but for the most part it is a pretty easy run.

Monday, April 30, 2012

Just like on the other side of OHB, Edwin Warners Harpeth Woods Trail is rich with Tennessee scenery: moderate hills, tall trees, plenty of green foliage and a nice creek to round out the hike. While there wasnt anything particularly remarkable about this trail, its an easy escape into a nice refuge in the Metro area.


Tuesday, December 20, 2011

This trail is a great to spend an hour or two. I hiked this trail just after a rain so the trail was rather slippery, and had some water pooling in some areas. However, the trail itself is in great condition. There are some areas of evlevation climbs but nothing to dramatic. Great trail!!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Love this trail--easy to get to, and a great walk in the woods. It's not as easy as I thought it would be, (the 60 Hikes book has it rated 'easy', but then, they also have Couchville Lake and the Anderson Rd fitness trail rated as easy--believe me, it's not as easy as those two). According to my GPS, it had a total ascent of 590 ft, and most of that was in the first mile (3 climbs, if I recall correctly), with a max grade of 16%. Still, a nice rewarding hike and a good bit of exercise. Also, stick with the blue blazes. There are a lot of other trails that cross this one, but it's well marked.

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