Best U.S. Hikes: Zion, Napa Valley… Nashville’s Warner Park?

Fodor's also mentions the fall foliage along the trail through Percy Warner Park. The woods are a hardwood mix of oak, hickory, beech and maple. Credit: mikerhicks via Flickr

Fodor’s also mentions the fall foliage along the trail through Percy Warner Park. The woods are a hardwood mix of oak, hickory, beech and maple. Credit: mikerhicks via Flickr

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.

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