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.

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