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Mossy Ridge Trail

Nashville, TN

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Mossy Ridge Trail is a 4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Nashville, TN that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and trail running and is accessible from April until April. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

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Recent Reviews

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Old Trace Garrison Creek Loop Trail
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1 Completed 0 Reviews

Signage is a bit confusing. Walked to wrong parking lot. So quick 1/2 hour walk turned into 2 hours. Wanted the exercise anyway. Saw several groups of ppl confused by signage.

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Pinkerton Park Trail
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6 Completed 4 Reviews

It is pretty and an easy trail. If you have trouble climbing it may not be easy for you to get to the top...it is also VERY BUSY on a beautiful day. So if a peaceful, quiet walk is what you are searching for I'd save this one for another time (:

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Pinkerton Park Trail
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4 Completed 0 Reviews

It's a easy walk but very crowed and lots of children running around, as this is a active park for families. So if that's what you are looking for then you will love it.

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Old Trace Garrison Creek Loop Trail
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4 Completed 0 Reviews

Great area to hike, quiet,beautiful and not crowded

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Pinkerton Park Trail
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8 Completed 8 Reviews

civil War history here alone makes it worth going to.

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Burns Branch There-and-Back Trail
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3 Completed 2 Reviews

Muddy but really pretty. LOTS of horse poo everywhere though. I'd do it again. It was a very simple hike.

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Garrison Creek - Short Loop
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104 Completed 9 Reviews

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Old Trace Garrison Creek Loop Trail
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43 Completed 15 Reviews

Great trail with very little traffic. As mentioned by others, a little overgrown in parts. I did not experience any extremely muddy conditions today. I found this trail easy other than one short climb. Not nearly as challenging as Warner parks. I may not return, but would definitely suggest it to others who have not experienced it.
On a side note: if coming from Nashville, do take Hillsboro to Lieper's for an enjoyable pre hike drive:-)

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Old Trace Garrison Creek Loop Trail
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2 Completed 2 Reviews

When reviewers said the trail is muddy, I should've believed them. It has rained here the past 3 days, so I'm sure that made it worse.

Trail is scenic with a couple of minor hills. Otherwise fairly easy. Problem is the mud. I didn't see any other hikers. Saw 6 people on horseback. The horses chew up the trail and contribute to the mud.

Because of the recent rain, I think I had 5 water crossings. The first, after you walk under the roadway, I decided to detour around by walking up to the road and around. Second one, no way around it. Shoes off and water up to my knees. The rocks were very slippery. The last couple were after the tall grass and trail of mud that others have mentioned. At that point, I was ankle deep in mud, so just walked through the water crossings to clean off my shoes and legs.

This trail is a decent change of scenery from Percy Warner and Radnor Lake. I don't know I'd go out of my way to go here. Although the drive through Leipers Fork is worth it.

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Garrison Creek - Short Loop
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24 Completed 9 Reviews

Nothing great about this trail. No views, and you have to get your feet wet to cross a stream where there was once clearly a bridge. Definitely wouldn't recommend.