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Loop 2

Intermediate

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0.9 mile 1.5 kilometer point to point
100% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 38' 12 m
Descent: -35' -11 m
High: 103' 31 m
Low: 83' 25 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 1% (1°)
Max Grade: 4% (2°)

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Well-marked trail with roots and muddy low areas.

Ethan Cason

Features Birding · Fall Colors · Wildlife

Need to Know

Once you drive over the 'causeway' the trail-head is on your right with the parking lot on your left.The parking lot has 12 parking spaces, 1 ADA, and two pull-thru parking spots for trailers; there is an ADA accessible canoe/kayak launch at this site too where you can access Stumpy Lake. There is also a port-a-john on site. At the trail-head there is a pet-waste station with doggie bags, a trash-can and a map of the two trails in the Natural Area.

Runner Notes

This is a relatively flat trail. However, there are multiple roots that require focus and precise foot planting. There are also low areas that are muddy after a rain.

Description

This short 0.9 mile loop is relatively flat with a lot of roots along the path. There are also multiple low areas that are flooded after a rain. This trail is great for technical trail running.

From Loop 1 continue straight on Loop 2. The trail is well marked and easy to follow. At 0.4 miles the trail begins to bear right and you can see houses from a neighborhood on your left. At 0.5 miles the trail turns right again and the houses are left behind you. The trail gets a little narrower as it slightly declines. At 0.7 miles you begin to get close to the swamps and bogs of Stumpy Lake. This area has an abundance of ferns and woodpeckers. Right at mile 0.9 you come to the intersection with Loop 1.

Flora & Fauna

Trees - Cypress, Paw-Paw, Sweet-gum, Maple, Pine & Tulip Poplar.
Shrubs - Wild Blueberry, Wax Myrtle, Cardinal Flower, American Holly, Ferns & more.

You are almost assured to see squirrels and many birds on this trail. Over 95 species of birds have been recorded at Stumpy Lake.
This section of the trail which goes further back than Loop 1 gives you a greater chance to see deer.

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