Sandy Ridge Wildlife Trail

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Sandy Ridge Wildlife Trail ia a half-mile and more rustic and "wild" than Creef Cut Trail. Though it is possible for wheelchairs and strollers to use this trail comfortably, the surface does not meet ADA requirements. Sandy Ridge Wildlife Trail is a one-way trail, so a mile total. It parallels a portion of the Milltail Paddling Trails, so it's common to see and hear paddlers along the way. The trail wanders among sphagnum moss beds and cypress knees and has approximately 1400 feet of boardwalk. Prothonotary Warblers are commonly seen. At the far end of the trail it's not unusual to hear red wolves howling, especially when the wind is calm, as the captive colony is located nearby.

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Sandy Ridge Wildlife Trail

This trail is a half-mile long, but is not a loop trail so the entire walk out and back is one mile. It runs along the north bank of Milltail Creek, cutting through both forested wetlands and herbaceous marsh habitats, and follows the Milltail Creek Paddling Trail for much of its length. The forest features loblolly pine, oaks, bald cypress, and sweetgum. The marsh offers cattail, maidencane, switchgrass, pickerelweed, duck potato, sedges, and ferns. Common wildlife species that may be seen or heard along the trail include pileated woodpeckers, great blue herons, wood ducks, prothonotary warblers, otters, white-tailed deer, and black bear. There are also a variety of reptiles and amphibians in the water and on the trail. If you walk to the right of the sign, you may walk to an overlook which will give you a wonderful view of the Milltail Creek. You may even spot an alligator!