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Carvers Creek State Park

The TRACK Trail at Carvers Creek State Park follows the Wiregrass Loop Trail, an easy 1.4 miles loop through scenic longleaf pine with wiregrass understory. See what the Sandhills of North Carolina is supposed to look like with prescribed fire, while also keeping an eye out for the elusive red-cockaded woodpeckers that thrive in this ecosystem.

Carvers Creek State Park’s Sandhills Access offers seven trails equaling 10.4 miles. All the trails wind through Longleaf pine forests with lovely, open views through wiregrass understory with gentle to moderate changes in elevation. There are two creek crossings, two ponds, and wetland areas where hardwood trees and evergreen shrubs dominate. Wildflowers can be seen along the trails at different times of the year. It is important to know that there are rare and endangered species of plants and animals that only live within the Longleaf pine forest ecosystem. Staying on the trails is the best way to avoid disturbing them.

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Location Details

Recreational Features:
Amenities: Restrooms
ADA Compliant: No
Seasonality: Open all year

Adventures for Carvers Creek State Park

Hiking

Nature's Hide & Seek

Difficulty:
Easy
Trail length:
1.40
The Nature's Hide & Seek brochure is designed so that kids of all ages can walk along the trail and discover common things that are often overlooked in nature. Some of them are hard to find, others are easy. Best of all, the adventure never ends because every time you walk the trail you will discover new things hiding in nature.
Hiking

Animal Athletes

Difficulty:
Easy
Trail length:
1.40
The Animal Athletes adventure challenges kids to exercise with the animals. This brochure gives kids eight different animal exercises they can do along the trail. From hummingbird hand-swings to frog hops, kids are sure to have fun getting in shape with the animals during their outdoor adventures.
Hiking

Tracks and Traces

Difficulty:
Easy
Trail length:
1.40
Every animal leaves "Tracks and Traces" of its presence when they pass through an area. From footprints, to scat (poop), to other traces like food scraps, animals leave clues of their presence everywhere. The "Tracks and Traces" brochure was designed to help you identify the various tracks and traces animals leave behind.
Hiking

Flower Power

Difficulty:
Easy
Trail length:
1.40
Many flowers depend on relationships with pollinators to reproduce. Use the clues in this brochure to see how a flower’s size, shape, color and smell have the power to attract unique pollinators.
Hiking

Decomposers of the Dead

Difficulty:
Easy
Trail length:
1.40
When plants and animals die, an important type of organism takes care of the mess. Scavengers and decomposers feed on dead things and return the energy to the ecosystem. Use this brochure to learn about the great and gross world of decomposers.
Hiking

Birds of the Sandhills

Difficulty:
Easy
Trail length:
1.40
The Birds of the Sandhills brochure is an illustrated field guide containing some of the more common birds found along the trail. Each illustration contains the bird's common name, Latin name and phonetic spelling of their call. Having trouble locating birds? Use the back panel illustration to identify their preferred location within the forest.

Directions

995 McCloskey Road
Fayetteville, NC 28311
Latitude: 35.170000000000
Longitude: -78.894300000000

Trail is accessed through the Sandhills Access:
995 McCloskey Road
Fayetteville, NC 28311

Partners

This TRACK Trail was made possible through a partnership formed with North Carolina State Parks, Carvers Creek State Park,  and with funding provided by the BlueCross and BlueShield of North Carolina Foundation.