On this moderate, 3.5 mile hike lead by our trail guide, Pam, you will see five varieties of pine trees. This preserve contains species not typically found in the North Carolina Piedmont, but still remain here from the last ice age due to the rivers surrounding the area creating a microclimate. Throughout the hike, you can also keep an eye out for white-tailed deer, beavers, gray foxes, and muskrats. Wear comfortable walking shoes and bring a full water bottle! This is a free event, but preregistration is required.
The pace of this hike will be just under 1.5 mph. Please note that there is decent topographical change at this preserve that may be difficult for some visitors. We will take many stops along the way, and past participants have found it nice to have hiking poles, but they are not necessary if you do not have a pair.
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