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Kingfisher Pond Loop

Intermediate

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0.9 mile 1.4 kilometer loop
97% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 54' 16 m
Descent: -58' -18 m
High: 63' 19 m
Low: 23' 7 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 12% (7°)

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A wooded loop around a "borrow pit" pond.

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Features Birding · Fall Colors · Lake · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Open year round, but occasional hunts bring hunters to the area in October and November, March and April.

Runner Notes

Remember that this trail gets quite muddy after rains.

Description

This loop is the only trail exclusive to the Kingfisher Pond Recreation Area. Starting at the parking area, the beginning of the trail is visible to the left of the small Boy Scout Pier. Head left into the pine forest and follow the singletrack along the edge of the pond. Occasional downed trees and old drainage ditches added some texture to this trail.

After about 1.4 mile the trail descends onto a sometimes muddy flood plain before turning back uphill by the junction with the Tupelo Trail. After bearing right, the trail drops onto an old forest service road as it circles the northwest side of the pond. The soil gets quite sandy along this last half of the trail. As you approach the WMA gate, the trail narrows down for a tight exit on the right as you enter the parking area.

Flora & Fauna

Expect Alligators , frogs and turtles in the pond. Water birds are abundant in the winter. Snakes are plentiful in the spring and summer. The small yellow flowers on the pond are likely to be Bladderwort, a carnivorous plant.

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The last half of the trail on Forest Service Road.
Mar 3, 2016 near Hardeev…, SC
Wooded singletrack around the pond.
Mar 3, 2016 near Hardeev…, SC
Rounding the pond.
Mar 3, 2016 near Hardeev…, SC
The occasional log to jump.
Mar 3, 2016 near Hardeev…, SC

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