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Weymouth Woods - Sandhills Nature Preserve Mixed Trails

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3.5 Miles 5.6 Kilometers


97%

Runnable

246' 75 m

Ascent

-247' -75 m

Descent

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

9%

Max Grade (5°)

477' 145 m

High

343' 105 m

Low

Shared By Barbara Dietz

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Grab a map and follow the trail or mix in service road and equstrian trails.

Barbara Dietz

Dogs Leashed

Features Birding · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Horses have right of way on equestrian trails. ncparks.gov/park-rules

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Beware of deer flies

Runner Notes

Lots of tree roots in the path.

Description

Weymouth Woods Sandhills Nature Preserve is a unique window onto the longleaf pine forests that once covered millions of acres in the southeastern U.S. The towering pines – some of them hundreds of years old – tower over expanses of wiregrass and rare and intriguing species, including the red-cockaded woodpecker, pine barrens tree frog, bog spicebush, fox squirrel and myriad wildflowers.



A network of short, easy trails provides an outdoor classroom for ranger-led hikes that teach about this ecology or for quiet contemplation. With limited understory, the forest is a natural theater for birding and viewing wildlife. The visitor center’s museum-quality exhibits explore the longleaf forest, its flora and fauna and its unique history.

Weymouth Woods Web Site

Flora & Fauna

A rich diversity of small plants ranging from lichens, mushrooms, mosses and ferns to grasses, wildflowers and woody shrubs nestles beneath the forest understory. From February to November, the park blooms wIth indian pipe, dwarf locust, trailing arbutus, birdfoot violet, wild azaleas, dwarf iris, pine barrens gentian, wild orchids and asters. One of the most interesting plants is the insectivorous purple pitcher plant, which grows in the moist areas of Bower's Bog and James Creek.
More than 160 species of birds make the preserve a birdwatcher's haven. Species associated with mature longleaf pine forests, including red-cockaded woodpeckers, pine warblers, Bachmans sparrow and brown-headed nuthatches, are commonly seen during all seasons. Several birds that migrate from the tropics to breed; summer tanager, great-c
slimy salamanders and many species of frogs and toads, including the rare pine barrens tree frog.
Fox squirrels, deer, raccoon, gray fox, bat, opossum and rsbbit?

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