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.
Adventures for Carvers Creek State Park
Nature's Hide & SeekDifficulty:
Tracks and TracesDifficulty:
Decomposers of the DeadDifficulty:
Birds of the SandhillsDifficulty:
Trail is accessed through the Sandhills Access:
995 McCloskey Road
Fayetteville, NC 28311
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.