hiking
2 months ago

Tate's trail offers the opportunity to hike in a unique habitat, the longleaf pine forest. Here you will see a number of rare plant species, and wildlife. Halfway down the trail is a number of dead longleaf pines, home to a number of RCW's (red cockaded woodpeckers). The trail also offers some great views of the adjacent ponds. Elevation is varied, and footing is hardpacked/sandy.

This hike can be done out and back, or one way if you have an additional vehicle. The second vehicle should park at the bottom of the dirt road next to "lake Number 12". You'll see the turn off for this parking area immediately east of SR 145 on Refuge Visitor's Drive.