The preserve and trails are closed between June and September each year.
The pine and hardwood forest this trail explores is a mature native forest, which provides significant habitat for feeding, roosting, and denning animals. Rare terrestrial orchids have been found growing along the trail. Hikers, runners, and bikers can develop short or longer bikes/hikes, as desired, using this trail to link to others in the system. Black Bear Berm is quickly accessed from this route, providing other loop options.
Flora & Fauna
Blooming wildflowers can be found in sunny spots along this trail, and native terrestrial orchids can often be found along the trail. Wildlife is present in this area, although it is more often seen in pastures at the beginning of the trail than along the trail. Wildlife cameras show panther, bear, deer and turkey routinely using these areas.