This hard-surfaced, mostly flat loop trail provides a tour of our natural area and the riparian (stream) zone of the South Fork of Corral Creek. All along the way, the trail features a self-guided tour by educational signposts identifying and describing native trees, plants, animals, and forest ecology. Don’t forget to check out Howard’s Spring…
- A nice hike for the whole family! A perfect hike for most scout badges.
- Interpretive signs help you see how the forest grows and changes.
- 1/2 mile. Paved. Easy.
- Allow 15-30 minutes.
Woods Tour and Trails
Look up! Look down! Look all around! You’re in the woods and it is a constantly changing place! Several trail spurs have been added to the original Woods Tour over the years, but all the better for the tour. You’ll see native trees, plants, flowers and dozens of species along this beautiful two mile hike. Natural processes, human impacts, and different landowner objectives and forestry techniques can also be seen along this scenic trail. Visitors should dress for the weather (we encourage layers) and have footwear suitable for safe walking outdoors on trails.
- A perfect walk in the woods.
- 2 miles. Unpaved. Moderate.
- Allow 60-90 minutes.
Heater Trail and Heater Grove –an unofficial memorial site –
You’ll leave Magness for a 1.1 mile leisurely hike from trailhead to grove traveling through Heater family property along the south and middle forks of Corral Creek. This trail represents the efforts of many service project volunteers. Highlights include Heater Grove, serene riparian zones, replanted forests, and a small waterfall. NOTE: This is the only trail that does not do a loop without walking on Heater Road. PLEASE STAY OFF the gravel access road adjacent to our parking lot and the Heater Trail, it is a private road.
- Scenic leisurely hike along the creeks.
- 2.2 mile hike round trip. Unpaved. Easy to Moderate.
- Some benches and picnic tables along the way.