Enchanted Forest: Tom Rhodes Tree Carving Trail

A friend first introduced us to this trail in April 2020. It quickly became a favorite. We have shared it with so many friends and families. The drive out to Tappahannock is beautiful, and the enchanted forest is magical. A visit to the Enchanted Forest is not complete without a visit to NN Burger.

Octogenarian Tom Rhodes has carved pop culture figures into trees on his 12-acre property since 2004. The public is welcome to try to find them all; there are over 80. We made a list the last time we were there so we could compare with friends.

Click here to read an article about Tom Rhodes and his enchanted forest: A Cut Above: Warsaw’s Enchanted Forest – thehouseandhomemagazine.com

Address: 211 Wallace St., Warsaw, VA

Directions: From US-360/Richmond Rd in town, just east of the stoplight intersection of Main St., turn south onto Wallace St. Drive a quarter-mile. You’ll see a paved pull-off on the left, leading to a trail into the woods.


  • This hike is not stroller friendly or wheelchair accessible.
  • The hike is short
  • If the path has a piece of wood with “END” written on it, that means there are no more carvings past that point
  • You may be lucky and find Tom out there carving. See if you can find where some new carvings have been started.
  • Make sure to print off my checklist so you don’t miss any carvings

Follow this link for a checklist to use for your scavenger hunt.

Follow this link for a recent Facebook post.

Address for NN Burger: 303 Queen St, Tappahannock, VA

**Sign up for NN Burger’s birthday club and you’ll get a free freak shake on your birthday: Home – NN Burger

Westmoreland State Park is only 30 miles from Warsaw. Camping and great hikes can be found there. They are also home to Fossil Beach.

Here are some additional ideas of things to do in the Warsaw, VA, area:

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