ElevationAscent: 113' 34 m
Descent: -58' -18 m
High: 96' 29 m
Low: 3' 1 m
GradeAvg Grade: 1% (0°)
Max Grade: 9% (5°)
“A mixed trail winding through the dike system of an old rice plantation.”— msm0711 McBride
Cross the old access bridge, taking note of the number of alligators below you. Continue along the dike system until it turns a sharp left, but follow the trail right into the singletrack dike trail that heads north into the cypress swamp. Roots, vines, and sharp embankments make this a fun, yet challenging portion. Beware snakes and gators on this bit, but watch for playful otters in the tidal area to the left. The dike eventually gives way to leaf strewn singletrack that winds gently though the forest and swamp before crossing a final boardwalk over a muddy stretch before dumping you on the Kingfisher Pond Loop.
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Family Friendly, ADA Accessible, Need to Know
Dec 31, 1969: "Dragonflying" is Taking Off
Dec 31, 1969: Youth in the Great Outdoors
Apr 8, 2013: Busy Time on Refuge Web Cams