Public Works are working on cleaning out the drainage that runs along side the Friends Trail, thus blocking the entire width of the trail with machinery. The foot bridge that took visitors over this ditch has been removed due to unsafe structural conditions. The trail is now closed and will remain so for at least a month.
Visitors will enjoy getting back to nature along this self-guided interpretive hiking trail located at the end of Lora Lane. Only a short drive from the Center, this natural path takes hikers through pine flatwood communities, past a swamp under restoration, and eventually to the banks of Brooker Creek. There are 15 stops along the way that correspond to numbered highlights in the trail's Interpretive Trail Guide , which is available at the trailhead.
Hours: Open 7 days a week, 7 a.m. to time posted, approximately one hour before sunset. Daily closing time is posted at the entrance to the Preserve and at the hiking trailheads.
Help us manage these trails for the enjoyment of all hikers and the protection of our natural resources. Before hiking, please familiarize yourself with our suggested trail companions and trail rules.