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NATL's Self-Guided Nature Trails
This map of the northern half of NATL-west shows NATL's four self-guided nature trails: Upland Pine, Old-Field, Hammock, and SEEP. The red dotted lines are routes between trail heads and between the Cultural Plaza and trail heads. Kiosks are positioned at entry points to the trails. Each kiosk has a 4x3 ft panel with information appropriate to that portion of the trail system.
[Click on a "circle-K" kiosk symbol to see its display.]
The public and university community are encouraged to explore the four distinct habitat types accessed by NATL's nature trails. Three of the trails feature NATL's upland ecosystems: Upland Pine, Old-Field Succession, and Hammock. The fourth trail features the Stormwater Ecological Enhancement Project [SEEP] and has a 500ft elevated boardwalk across this ecologically engineered stormwater retention basin. Each upland trail is approximately one-quarter of a mile and takes 5-15 minutes to walk--a good lunchtime break. The SEEP trail loop is about half a mile. There are picnic tables in Natural Area Park and all trails are easily accessible from there or from the Cultural Plaza with its museums and Camellia Court Café.