ADDITION OF SUBTRAILS
Months after completion of the trail that led
from the south bridge through the woods and over
to the north bridge and on to the trail around the
meadow, it was suggested that an interesting
addition to the preserve would be two connecting
Trustees Bob Gramling and Herbert Huddleston
volunteered to design and lay out the area for
additional walking and jogging. With the design
work completed, the trails were finished in
December 2010. They are constructed with
Geotextile over packed dirt and topped with six
inches of crushed limestone.
Most of the expense of this project was covered by a grant from the Monsanto Fund which had previously awarded two other grants to the GCPT. The paths were built by Larry Goss of Greenville Lawns at a cost of $16,000.
These trails opened the interior woods and are so appropriately located that they appear to make the Preserve larger than the 16 acres it encompasses. The more southern trail is 248 feet long and is named the Red Fox Trail because a fox was sighted there a few years ago. The more northern trail is 205 feet long and is called the Wood Duck Trail which alludes to the number of wood duck boxes in the sloughs and the multiple sightings of wood ducks. Both begin and end by intersecting with the Cypress Trail.