Piedmont National Wildlife Refuge Red-Cockaded Woodpecker Trail

Forsyth, Georgia 31029

Piedmont National Wildlife Refuge Red-Cockaded Woodpecker Trail

Piedmont National Wildlife Refuge: Red-Cockaded Woodpecker Trail Professional Review and Guide

"Red-cockaded woodpeckers were once common in the longleaf pine forests of Georgia. Timber harvesting and farming that began in the 1800s, however, destroyed much of the longleaf pine habitat, and in 1970 the red-cockaded woodpecker was declared an endangered species.

Fortunately, the population of these birds is recovering thanks to conservation efforts on private and public lands. The 35,000-acre Piedmont National Wildlife Refuge is home to several colonies of red-cockaded woodpeckers that inhabit well-managed tracts of loblolly and shortleaf pines."

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Trail Information

Forsyth
Nearby City
Dog-friendly, Kid-friendly
Accessibility
3
Distance
270 feet
Elevation Gain
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Easy
Skill Level
1½ hours
Duration
Spring, fall, and winter
Season
Piedmont National Wildlife Refuge
Local Contacts
A Piedmont National Wildlife Refuge trail map is available online at www.fws.gov/piedmont/trails.html
Local Maps

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Aug 2018