A trusted travel guide has put out a list of the “7 Best Hikes in the U.S.,” and one of them is a 4.5-mile loop in Nashville’s Percy Warner Park – known to those who walk and run it as “red trail” because of the red trail blazes guiding the way.
This is a path that already gets a lot of local love. It’s almost totally shaded and has rigorous hill climbs with a few scenic views.
The park is just a few miles from downtown. The ranking by Fodor’s travel notes the easy access, as well as the towering hardwoods and a natural spring.
The Mossy Ridge Trail – as it is named – is put in the same short list as a jaunt through Utah’s Zion National Park, a stroll around the sea cliffs in Hawaii and a day hike through the Rockies from Aspen to Crested Butte.