Mossy Ridge Trail Via Cane Connector Trail

EASY 17 reviews
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Mossy Ridge Trail Via Cane Connector Trail is a 6.2 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Nashville, Tennessee that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and trail running and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
6.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1046 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

trail running

river

wildlife

hiking
5 days ago

12 days ago

I've hiked this trail many times over the years. There are many ways to enter this 6.2 mile loop. I've usually entered via the Edwin warner/cane connector trail but that does require crossing a busy highway. The "deep well" or the belle Meade entrances will also suffice. It's considered "easy" but the frequent up and down is pretty steep and full of hidden roots and shale like rocks. It's a fun trail that includes a seasonal waterfall and remains of "Betsy Ross" cabin which was built in the 1930's by the Boy Scouts. One last thing. There are numerous horse trails that transect the official trail and it is easy to accidentally wonder onto those trails.

hiking
1 month ago

3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Great hike and challenging ups and downs. Easily confusing if you don't know your path, just follow the designated path- color marked on the tree or markers point.

3 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

It seems like there is a lot of confusion about this trail based on the other reviews. This trail takes you on the Mossy Ridge loop in Percy Warner park with a walk to and from the loop on the Cane Connector Trail which runs between Percy Warner and Edwin Warner parks.

The connector trail is nothing special and involves a road crossing with fair visibility and traffic. Mossy Ridge itself is a solid loop without any spectacular views but plenty of good hills and excellent trail condition. Overall it is a fun loop with great proximity to Nashville relative to comparable trails.

While this route is fine, Mossy Ridge is probably better walked from the Percy Warner trailhead, bypassing Cane Connector altogether. Alternatively, the other loop in Edwin Warner has better views on a shorter loop.

hiking
6 months ago

hiking
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hiking
6 months ago

10 months ago

So please don't do this after dark. I started on the mossy ridge trail. The sun set much earlier than me and my boyfriend hoped. Since both trails started at the same place, I just assumed they were just one big loop. Well we accidentally ended up on the cane connecter trail somehow. We ended up at the parking lot, which was a 20 minutes DRIVE from where we parked. (((:

Wednesday, September 07, 2016

Trails are easy and the woods are beautiful during the warmer months. Also, there are trails available for horseback riding, frequently marked, which I seldom see.

hiking
Wednesday, January 06, 2016

Do not follow directions on here it is at Percy Warner park in Belle Meade

Thursday, September 17, 2015

The map shown is always wrong. This trail is in The Percy/Edwin Warner Parks system west Davidson County, not downtown.

trail running
Thursday, August 13, 2015

Good trail if you like viewing concrete plants, homeless people, homeless camps and more factories....

Sunday, June 21, 2015

hiking
Monday, October 20, 2014

Great short hike with my dog. Excellent for feeding the desire to get in the woods during the week to relax for a bit. First time in the park. Hop to go back soon for the other trails. Photos to follow.