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Wetlands Trail

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A short gravel trail with tranquil views of the Sandy Bottom Wetland Preservation Area.


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1.0

Miles

1.6

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24' 7 m

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23' 7 m

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3' 1 m

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3' 1 m

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Features Birding · River/Creek · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Runner Notes

The rocky pavement may prove a problem with those with inadequate footwear. This trail is popular with joggers due to its lack of roots and other obstacles.

Description

A short gravel trail with tranquil views of the Sandy Bottom Wetland Preservation Area. Runners can enter the trail from two different points on the much larger Trillium Trail or by a crossing a small wooden bridge from the Fallen Oak Trail. It is also connected to the western portion of the Trillium Trail via the Whispering Pines Trail.

Unlike the other paths in the park, the Wetlands Trail lacks trees and can be quite hot and bright in the summer months. It's a good trail for those who want to escape the forested areas of the park and/or those who have an interest in the region's wildflowers.

Flora & Fauna

Various wildflowers grow along the trail. Lucky visitors may spot turtles, fish and other aquatic residents. The lack of trees and the presence of an elevated platform near the intersection with the Fallen Oak Trail makes this an ideal spot for bird watchers.

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Shared By:

Michael Salvas

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A landscape shot at the trail's midway point.
Aug 30, 2016 near Newport…, VA

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