Spirit of Tuscarora Trail

This trail at Tuscarora State Park is our favorite trail of all time.  We have hiked here hundreds of times and it’s simply the best.  There’s a variety of terrain here including a rhododendron thicket and a wetland meadow.  As well as seasonal wildflowers and even freshwater mussels.  Last year we met the gentleman who created the trail.

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The trail is about 5 miles long and it was 68°F on this day.  It was an awesome day for a hike.

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Hubby took this neat photo.

It’s so much fun walking through the rhododendron thickets and tunnels.

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Here’s one of the vernal pools.

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Locust Creek

The trail is named after this “Spirit Tree.”  Someone on Instagram commented that it looks like an Ent from Lord Of The Rings.  I have to agree. : )

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Hello forest friend.

The eastern hemlocks are impressive here.

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We are so thankful for this trail.
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Sunset Drive Home

3 Comments Add yours

  1. How did you get such a great close-up of the frog? 🙂

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  2. How great that must have been to meet the man who created the trail. 😊

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  3. Holly says:

    Oh Tanya! This place is absolutely amazing!! You must feel so blessed to walk along those paths. Few people have views so beautiful. Thank you for sharing it with us.

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