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“Easy, relaxing trail”

Hoop Pole Creek Nature Trail
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: This easy, 1-mile round trip trail winds through the Hoop Pole Creek's maritime forest and into an estuarine ecosystem. The property is listed as a natural heritage area because of its important ecological values and functions. It serves as a refuge for fish, wildlife and plants while also enhancing water quality. While visiting, you may see a variety of songbirds, wading birds and birds of prey, as well as deer, raccoons, butterflies, dragonflies, turtles, lizards and snakes.
Reviewed July 23, 2013

I happened upon the Hoop Pole Creek Nature Trail while stopping to view a Civil War Trail sign. The trail is maintained by the NC Coastal Federation and is only approximately 1 mile total roundtrip. There is a small booklet at the entrance that you can take as well. Parking is in the adjacent shopping center.

The trail guide provides details along the way at numbered stops of different trees and bushes. The views are nice, although maybe not spectacular. There are two viewing areas along the way. The first one is of the marsh, the second is over the Hoop Pole Creek. The trail is easy and anyone would be able to walk it without any problems.

If you are looking for something different to do, or just want to walk off lunch, I would recommend the Hoop Pole Creek Nature Trail. Plan on approximately 30 minutes total unless you decide to picnic at the rest area at the turnaround point.

3  Thank wbullseye
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