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McDowell Nature Preserve: Woodland Forest Trail Professional Review and Guide
"Although McDowell Nature Preserve has great trails along Lake Wylie, it also features beautiful wooded paths that are terrific places to go bird watching or to simply stretch your legs. This trail starts at the McDowell Nature Center and then immediately dives into the woods on the Sierra Trail. The path travels a narrow corridor through a mixed forest of oak, maple, cedar, and pine. Eventually the route connects with the Creekside Trail and follows the fern-filled banks of Porter Branch, before veering up to meet Cedar Ridge. The trail then loops back to the nature center through a verdant forest with verdant undergrowth and stunning seasonal wildflowers."
--Jennifer Pharr Davis, Best Hikes Near Charlotte (Falcon Guides).
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