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Sunday, September 23, 2018 - 3:00pm
Saturday, September 29, 2018 - 10:00am
Sunday, September 30, 2018 - 3:00pm
Park has reopened   

Weymouth Woods Sandhills Nature Preserve is now open. Please exercise caution during your visit as park staff clear storm debris.

 Posted on: Thursday, September 20, 2018
Trails

Observe plant and animal life along more than four miles of well-marked, easy-to-hike trails.
 

Bower's Bog Trail
Location: Trail starts at the Visitor Center
Description:

This looping nature trail skirts the edge of an upland bog filled with ferns, pitcher plants and shrubs.

Point of Interest:
Length:
0.30 miles
Round Trip
Difficulty:
Easy
Blaze:
red circle
Surface: Natural surface
Equestrian Trail
Location: Accessed from the corner of Bethesda Rd and Connecticut Ave or various intersections with the Holly Road Trail and the Pine Island Trail; there is no horse trailer parking available.
Description:

This trail loops through the northern half of the preserve.

Point of Interest:
Length:
2.60 miles
One-way
Difficulty:
Easy
Blaze:
white square
Surface: Natural surface
Gum Swamp Trail
Location: Branches off Pine Barrens Trail
Description:

The trail passes through a stand of hardwoods and travels along the edge of a swamp where James Creek flows.

Point of Interest:
Length:
0.50 miles
Round Trip
Difficulty:
Easy
Blaze:
orange circle
Surface: Natural surface
Holly Road Trail
Location: connects with Gum Swamp Trail and Pine Island Trail
Description:

The trail loops through the northern half of the preserve.

Point of Interest:
Length:
1.80 miles
Round Trip
Difficulty:
Easy
Blaze:
red triangle
Surface: Natural surface
Lighter Stump Trail
Location: Connects Bower's Bog Trail with Pine Island Trail
Description:

This trail is bordered on one side by open stands of longleaf pine and a mix of hardwoods and lower wet areas on the other.

Point of Interest:
Length:
0.50 miles
One-way
Difficulty:
Easy
Blaze:
orange triangle
Surface: Natural surface
Contact:

Weymouth Woods Sandhills Nature Preserve

1024 Ft. Bragg Road
Southern PinesNC 28387
Phone910-692-2167
weymouth.woods@ncparks.gov
Latitude: 35.147040
Longitude: -79.371661

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