Geological Significance · Wildlife
This trail is poorly marked and poorly maintained.
Need to Know
This trail is poorly signed and maintained; use at your own risk.
According to the signage, this trail starts off Outer Loop
(just north of the Northwest Trail
). It travels for a short distance, then arcs around to the right. It appears to coincide with Cotton Candy
, then turns onto a narrow singletrack. It travels along this before reaching an old woods road. The trail is loosely marked by faded yellow flagging, as it ascends the hill.
It appears that there is an older tread for Red Zone, that is little used. Stick to the wider tread trail to avoid getting lost in the brush. If you manage to navigate your way up to Sweet 16
, then you're doing well. The trail continues to climb until it reaches Middle Loop
Flora & Fauna
Flora: Alum Root, Eastern Hemlock
, Eastern White Pine, Partridgeberry, Mountain Laurel, Beech, Raspberry, Wild Grape, Gray Birch, Yellow Birch, Trailing Arbutus, Wintergreen, Striped Maple, Sugar Maple, Common Mullein, Juniper.
Mushroom, Tinder Polypore, Birch Polypore, Crowded Parchment Fungus, Redbelt Mushroom.
Ferns and Spore Plants: Christmas Fern, Liverwort.
Fauna: Bobcat (tracks), Turkey
, Chipmunk, Blue Jay, Deer.
Shared By: David Smith