THE LITTLE RIVER TRAIL
This 0.9-mile trail introduces you to a River Swamp. Periodically flooded by the Little River, these bottomlands contain plants such as bald cypress, tupelos and spruce pine, that have adapted to wet conditions. This area is the interface between higher and drier uplands and the aquatic river environment. There are extensive boardwalks and two observation points overlooking the river. Look for river otters, spotted turtles and deer.
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THE BIRDWALK TRAIL
This 0.6-mile trail takes you away from the river and traverses through five natural communities. The most striking is probably the mixed southern hardwoods, where you’ll see towering Southern magnolias, hickory, American holly and the rare silky camellia. Another unique aspect is the boardwalk featuring an observation area among a variety of ferns.
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THE UPLAND LOOP
This 0.9-mile trail takes you in a short circle. You’ll begin on the edge of a floodplain forest among a mixture of pines (slash, pond and loblolly) and then cross an open pine woodland where longleaf are more dominant. The trail also features wiregrass, flowering dogwood, Yellow Jessamine and Highbush blueberry.
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TURKEY OAK TRAIL
This short 0.3-mile trail cuts through the Upland Loop traversing through a variety of “scrub oaks” ~~ turkey, blue jack, laurel and blackjack oak. Other plants include sassafras, sparkleberry, persimmon and two species of rare pitcher plants. Gopher tortoises are also abundant in this area.
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THE GOPHER TORTOISE BIKE LOOP
This one-mile-long bike trail covers an area that was once cultivated and features a variety of scrub oaks, longleaf pine, saw palmetto and wiregrass. You’ll also see large live oaks and wax myrtle. This section is also part of our Gopher Tortoise Management Area and the tortoises are commonly seen here.
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This section of trail is currently being developed on the north end of the park and east side of Little River. It is an interconnecting system of trails, featuring the diversity of this higher elevated area. The River Ridge trail will feature a high bluff overlooking the river. Other trails will include the Papa Tree Trail, Rountree Trail, and the North Loop. These new trails will add even more variety to the Coastal Plain Nature Trails. They will be opened as sections are completed.
Click on the map below to download a pdf file of the trail map brochure for Reed Bingham State Park.
Printed trail map brochures are also available at the park office.
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