This patch of forest is little-known and, on a perfect sunny morn, we had the entire preserve to ourselves. It’s undergoing restoration of the understory, which probably hadn’t been burned in some time.
Just up the road (and connected by a 2-mile trail that we did not hike, the Prairie to Pines), we did a second hike at the Nature Center Tract. I was surprised that, on such a sunny, cool morning, no one else was out on a hike. But then, I think this may be the only place you’ll find information on the trails other than the FWC website, as I do not have them in any of my books – they’re new to me! – and I don’t think they appear in any others. What a serendipitous find!