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Forestview Natural Area Trail

Intermediate
 5.0 (2)

An impressive wetland and mixed forest area - peaceful and scenic!


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Map Key

0.9

Miles

1.4

KM

Point to Point

699' 213 m

High

665' 203 m

Low

71' 22 m

Up

60' 18 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

9%

Max Grade (5°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Birding · Fall Colors · River/Creek · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Description

An impressive wetland area, this 70-acre property is home to many species of amphibians. The forest features a ridge of hemlocks, a red and white pine stand planted in the 1970s, and the forest floor has an abundance of ferns and wildflowers. From the parking lot, you'll hike an old road; you'll see a bench and the trail will start on the right side of the road—a boardwalk will be visible from here.

You'll reach a dirt road (this is a neighbors driveway) continue across the dirt road to the trail. You'll hike downhill and cross a bridge over a small stream and continue through the wetland section of the trail. Passing over a large vernal pool the trail will take a sharp right towards a stand of red and white pines. You'll cross a few old abandoned roads but follow the blue trail blazes.

Flora & Fauna

Maidenhair fern, cinnamon fern, wildflowers, deer, white pine, red pine, hemlock, maples, oaks, beech trees and more!

Contacts

Shared By:

Little Forks Conservancy

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Feb 8, 2020
Leslie Gra
Was great! — 3h 30m