Forest Giants Trail (2 mi)

By Bernheim

The Forest Giants trail is an out and back trail, one mile each way. It leads from the Visitor Center to see all three of the Forest Giants in a Giant Forest. The first section is flat and mostly paved following along the Olmsted Ponds. The trail then crosses the Big Prairie – a prime spot to see native grasses and other prairie habitat. The final section of the trail is across rougher terrain, winding through parts of our popular Sun and Shade Loop to Lake Nevin, where you’ll see some of our renowned plant collections, including magnolias and the cypress tupelo swamp. Visitors with strollers and other accessibility challenges should allow extra time. Parking is available closer to each of the Giants for those who do not want to hike the full trail. Parts of this trail are exposed to full sunlight, so don’t forget your water and sunscreen on sunny and warm days.

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