The trail follows War Eagle Creek through a lush forest, past a small cave, and to the top of a bluff. The trail runs along a forested bluffline and follows a canebrake that grows beside War Eagle Creek. An unusual aspect of the creek is that it flows north from its headwaters in the Boston Mountains instead of south, like most other streams.
Eagles can be seen along the creek in winter. Other birds that frequent the area include kingfishers, indigo buntings, and woodpeckers. Kingfishers are easily identified by their long bills, which enable them to catch prey. From their perches in the trees, they dive into the water after fish, amphibians, and insects.
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