Woodland Trail Spur 1
ElevationAscent: 134' 41 m
Descent: 0' 0 m
High: 866' 264 m
Low: 733' 223 m
GradeAvg Grade: 9% (5°)
Max Grade: 30% (16°)
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“A short spur off the main trail to explore the woodlands at Motor Mill's South Unit.”— Kenny Slocum
At its start, the route follows right along the edge of a bluff overlooking the turkey river. It passes over a beautiful spring that is best viewed from the other side. Watch your step, as it's a long drop. After just a few hundred feet, it turns and tracks slightly uphill away from the river, crossing a ravine before a switchback takes users up a much steeper hill.
This first spur ends at the top of this hill, where the trail meets up with the much wider bridle path.
The forest is a hotspot for birding, with several bald eagle nests in the vicinity and Pileated Woodpeckers being a common site. Sandhill Cranes have been heard, but not seen, at Motor Mill.