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Nature Trails - NO Pets Allowed on Property Circle B Bar Reserve has 9 Trails:


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Shady Oak Trail - (1.3 miles, Easy, Shaded)

This trail takes you through an oak hammock, where you can  watch for cabbage palms wrapped in trumpet vines, live oak branches covered with resurrection ferns, Spanish moss, and the butterfly orchid.  The hammock provides food and shelter to many types of animals and birds.

Lost Bridge Trail - (0.5 miles, Easy, Mostly Shaded)

This trail leads you through an oak canopy to a long boardwalk that gives you a feeling of 'walking on water' through the swamp. The trail ends by taking you past the old cattle pens, a reminder of the past uses of this site.

Alligator Alley - (1.0 miles, Easy, Mostly Shaded)

This trail leads you through an oak canopy to a long boardwalk that gives you a feeling of 'walking on water' through the swamp. The trail ends by taking you past the old cattle pens, a reminder of the past uses of this site.

Marsh Rabbit Run - (0.7 miles, Easy, Partially Shaded)

This trail takes you past a shallow marsh where you may see many types of wading birds including spoonbills and white ibis. Several dead trees bear the chisel marks of red-bellied woodpeckers. Watch for otters and turtles using the fallen logs to bask in the sun. The former Banana Creek Canal runs along the south side of this trail.

Heron Hideout - (0.5 miles, Easy. Little Shade)

This trail crosses the marsh and can either return you to the Discovery Center or provide the shortest way to the marsh, where you can see birds like sandhill cranes, moorhens and black-necked stilts.

Eagle Roost - (0.7 miles, Moderate, No Shade)

This trail takes you through an uphill habitat under restoration with planted longleaf pines and wiregrass.  Reptiles and birds such as bobwhite quails, eastern meadowlarks and American kestrels are commonly seen. Be sure to take water on this trail on hot summer days.

Wading Bird Way - (0.7 miles, Moderate No Shade)

This trail runs along the deepest waters of the marsh system and boasts some of the best wildlife observations. Watch for great blue herons, great egrets and large groups of migratory wading birds such as the American white pelican.

Windmill Whisper - (0.4 miles, Moderate, Some Shade)

This trail takes you through an oak hammock that connects to Wading Bird Way and Shady Oak.

Otter Trail - (0.2 miles, Easy, Shaded)

This trail connects the Otter parking lot to the main parking lot at the Discovery Center.