Explore the most popular nature trips trails in Annie Louise Wilkerson, MD Nature Preserve Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

I consider it's a easy trail

Great place for children to find what nature has to offer.

Great way to get kids interested in hiking, Epps Forest, Hidden Rocks and the Pond give enough variety to keep kids interested plus gives them some exercise. Hidden Rocks trail was a Boy Scout Eagle project and is well-marked and seeded with interesting points along the way. The pond loop is easy with some cool runs through an adjacent field. The paths are mowed and grassy. Some big oaks are down the trail as you get to the junction and turnaround point at the MST.

Nice hike with lots of diversity starting at the Annie Wilkerson Nature Preserve VC, takes you down through some big trees and down to the edge of Falls Lake to Ravenridge Road. There is a nice bench under a huge oak for the perfect rest stop. Enjoy!

Short easy loop from the Falls Lake VC, some nice views of the lake - a stroll through the woods. The raised boardwalk at the VC is impressive and a nice place to chill. Also you can access the lake via the road nearest the lake.

A great 10 miler through the woods and through the Honeycutt game lands beside Falls Lake. Glimpses of the lake are more open without the leaves on the trees and the woods really open up through the game lands. The trail is part of the MST and well-marked. Blaze-orange vests are provided during hunting season so make sure you take one out of the box and return it when you go back by. A really good workout with many ups and downs and a well built system of bridges throughout.

For a little longer hike you can take this MST section from Falls Dam all the way to Raven Ridge Road and back. A nice medium distance through the woods past Annie Wilkerson Nature Preserve with glimpses of Falls Lake. Good workout with some ups and downs. Several places to walk down to the lake for a rest.

Nice quick hike from Falls Dam parking area, straight up the road to the MST, left on the Blue Dot Trail and then back on the MST to the entrance of Annie Wilkerson Nature Preserve and return back the same way. Lots of forest with glimpses of Falls Lake, some nice bridges and some ups and downs.

Close, quiet and beautiful scenery.

Great trail on a perfect day. The wildlife and birding following the water is fantastic. Took about 3.5-4 hours to complete, we packed lunch and stopped for a picnic en route. I took my parents along and they had no problem with the trail at all and said they will be back to do it again!

Nice trail

This is a very nice part of Falls lake. The trail has a few good spots for bank fishing if you are able to take your rod. I caught a couple white bass not too far from the trail entrance at Ravensridge road. I was not able to complete the trail all the way to Falls Dam but I will go again soon.

take “forest loop” trail when arrive. follow mountains to see trail & take a left toward raven ridge trailhead to find the river/lake!

hiking
9 months ago

It’s a pretty hike but nothing extraordinary.

Tuesday, August 08, 2017

I love this trail. ive seen turtles, deer, and birds. very scenic and offers a good work out. took kids the last time and they said it was a hard hike for them (she's 8 and 11). they loved the teepees and rocks they can climb.

hiking
Thursday, December 29, 2016

Relatively new preserve with a few loop trails, and connects to the Mountains to Sea trail. It has a natural play area for children and lots of enrichment and educational programs. I took my 6 year old and we took a pretty easy hike through the Epp forested trail, over some meadow and then to see turtles by the pond.

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