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“Outdoors just outside the city”

Edwin and Percy Warner Parks
Ranked #36 of 245 things to do in Nashville
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: A 2681 acre park 7 miles southwest of downtown Nashville.
Nashville, Tennessee
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15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Outdoors just outside the city”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 16, 2014

These amazing outdoor spaces were only a few miles from my apartment when I lived in Nashville. There are miles of trails suitable for a hike or trail run. The paved roads provide a safe place for bicycling. Ample open space for playing catch or kicking the soccer ball around. The streams in Edwin Warner Park are a favorite for dogs

Visited July 2013
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Kansas City, Missouri
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55 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Nice Hike!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 10, 2014

I really enjoyed both parks. Due to recent snow/rain, the trails were a bit muddy while I was there this time, but I'd definitely hike again if I'm back in the area.

Edwin Warner is easy to find and the nature center has a nice heated bathroom. This park also gives you some flexibility on length of trail. I hiked them all and it was just over 6 miles. However, there are trails that are less than a mile. I also really love their little garden and all of the veggies and herbs in the summer.

Percy Warner trails are longer and it took some trial and error for me to find the trail head. The shortest trail is 2.5 miles and has some pretty steep climbs. There's also a 4.5 mile trail. Both are loops, so once you've started, you're committed.

Visited February 2014
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Nashville, Tennessee
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44 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 2014

Beautiful scenery, lots of hiking trails, picnic areas, etc. Trails vary in difficulty and length. A great place to relax and get in a bit of exercise.

Visited November 2013
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Green River, Wyoming
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119 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
“Miss these Parks!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2013

When we lived in Nashville, we would take a weekly trip with our dogs to the Parks (usually Percy Warner). The layouts are wonderful in that we could go weekly, yet feel like we were visiting a different park each time. The layout also makes the park feel as if there is never an overabundance of visitors, even if the parking lots are full!

The large hill above the Steeplechase is an ideal setting for a nice picnic or to appreciate the views. They also have a terrific dog park. I visited every single dog park from Murfreesboro to Clarksville and the one here was by far the safest and filled with the most responsible pet owners. It does however have a lack of trees, so it is pretty hot in the summer!

Cannot wait until the day we can move back to Nashville and utilize this amazing resource!

We just do not have a park like this where we live now and it makes us appreciate it even more!

Visited May 2013
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Nashville, TN
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174 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Regular walker/hiker”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2013

Lots of trails throughout both parks. Motor-nature trails in Percy Warner. Old roadway in Edwin Warner is closed to cars, making easier walking on the pavement. The park has over 2200 acres of land, a steeplechase course, ball fields, model airplane field, picnic grounds with sheltered sites, dog park, open fields great for running around with frisbees/footballs/kites/etc. They park has lots of wildlife from salamanders to deer, foxes to coyotes, owls to Canada geese. There are horseback riding trails and plans to build a mountain bike trail. there are movies in the park during warm-weather months, and a monthly bluegrass night at the steeplechase stables from spring to late fall. Several other events are held here annually. A true asset to the city.

Visited December 2013
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