QUICK TRAIL FACTS
- Preserve Size: 878 acres
- Trail Mileage: 3.25-mile network
- Pets: yes
- Difficulty: easy
- Sights: Fourth Pond
(Map is incomplete)
The North Loop of this multi-part trail system is really nice — with a trail that passes through a pitch pine forest and ledgy rock, to an overlook of this surprisingly big, quiet pond (it’s 50 acres). The Nature Loop is far less used, probably because it doesn’t include pond views. I haven’t hiked the South Loop or Woods Road yet — coming!
Directions: Three of the trailheads can be access off Kingdom Road. The first, for Woods Road, is at a sharp bend in the road, about 1.3 miles in. The second is for North Loop. It’s not plowed in the winter, so you’ll have to park on the side of the dirt road. A third loop trail is .2 mile further along the Kingdom Road — it wasn’t well signed when I visited (the kiosk isn’t visible from the road), so look for a large boulder barrier and open space for parking (that’s also not plowed in the winter). For the South Loop, park at the small pull-off across the Mines Road from the tennis facility.