124. Sandy Ridge Trail

Welcome to the Sandy Ridge Trail. The 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 shore of Milltail Creek. The trail cuts through both forested wetland and herbaceous marsh habitats and follows the Milltail Creek Paddling Trail for much of its length. The forest features loblolly pine, oaks, baldcypress, and sweetgum. The marsh is occupied by cattail, maidencane, switchgrass, pickerelweed, duck potato, sedges, and ferns. Common wildlife species that are 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 trail. If you walk to the right of this sign, you will take a short walk to an overlook which will give you a wonderful view of the Milltail Creek. You may even spot an alligator!