Swallow Hollow Nature Trail

Located on Knowlesville Road (the eastern boundary of the refuge), this unique trail is a 1.3 mile loop.


More than half of the trail is elevated boardwalk that connects to a gravel path (dike) to take you through evergreen plantations, marsh and forested wetlands for unique encounters. Interpretive panels along the way tell of some of the more common residents of the marsh. During the spring and summer this trail is one of the better spots on the refuge to find warblers. Other birds include waterfowl, red-winged blackbirds, great blue heron and pileated woodpeckers.

Allowed on the Trail

  • Walking / hiking
  • Wildlife photography
  • Wildlife viewing
  • Pets on leash
  • Snowshoeing
NOT Allowed on the Trail
  • No bikes
  • No hunting
  • No horses
  • No vehicles / motorcycles
  • No fires
  • No camping
  • No cross-country skiing