Brian D. on MDC Nature Center Trails
Close to Springfield, easy trail. I use it mainly to train for trail runs and backpack endurance.
Hiked all over with my granddaughters. We went for 2 1/2 hours, going from one trail to the next. We had asked multiple people along the way if the "trail looped back to the Nature Center"? Everyone said yes. We ended up in Sequiota Park. Finally a map! It didn't loop back to where we started. We called a taxi.
More maps are needed! We would go again, just make some different trail choices.
A beautiful trail system teeming with flaura and fauna. A number of very nice bridges cross numerous creeks and streams. Excellent for trail runs, getting the kids out of the house, or to get yourself away for nature walks/hikes. It's listed as moderate but, this rating would be directed more toward those who rarely get outdoors and happen to suddenly decide they want to take a walk in the woods. I would lean toward an 'easy' rating for those who regularly engage in hiking and trail running, or those who typically participate in other outdoor activities requiring any amount of physical excursion.
Walked the Long Trail, sign said 2.1miles. Might have been a little further than that. BEAUTIFUL colors this time of year. Seen lots of deer even a few babies, also a couple turkey. Place is packed full of squirrels and many birds. It was a nice walk that crosses the river that I was able to enjoy with my dad.