“Follow a braided creek down to the North Fork of the Little River.
— Russell Hobart
Birding · Fall Colors · River/Creek
November - February 8 am - 5 pm
March and October 8 am - 6 pm
April and September 8 am - 7 pm
May - August 8 am - 8 pm
Closed: Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day
This trail's even surface lets you think less about foot placement and more about enjoying your surroundings.
There are a few potential access points for this trail. My preferred is to take the Ridge Trail
and watch for signs marking the South River Loop Connector
going off to the right. Follow the trail downhill until it flattens out along a braided stream that will lead you down to the river. The river is rocky and winding as it cuts through some hilly terrain. Turn back uphill on some steps and the trail eventually takes the line of an old access road. Soon, you'll come to the gravel Hiking Path Spur
where you'll want to turn right and then right again on the Hiking Path
. To complete the loop, make another right on the South River Loop.
Flora & Fauna
Visit this area in the autumn to see it erupt in fiery fall color.