Eshelman Tract at Pfeiffer Nature Center

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Pfeiffer Nature Center's Eshelman Tract is composed of the main Eshelman Loop and 5 connecting trails.

Eshelman Loop

Hike along the creek & up the hill, coming out on top for a great view of the valley, then back into the woods downhill. Moderate to difficult climb—Round trip 2.4 miles

Holcomb Trail

This wooded trail, climbing halfway up the hillside, is a great place to wee woodland creatures of all types. Moderate to difficult climb—One way, 0.32 mi

Hill Top

Moving along the crest of the hill through the woods, the forest wildlife abounds. One way, 0.24 mi

Bullhead Run

Meander through the meadow and by a pond that teems with life just below the surface. Easy walk—Round trip, 0.26 mi

Hawthorn Lane

The successional field is a great place to see plants and animals that like transitional scrub areas. Easy walk—One way, 0.14 mi

Sugar Run

See where maple syrup was made generations ago as you hike through the woods to the top of the hill. Modest climb—One way, 0.22 mi

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The Eshelman Tract at Pfeiffer Nature Center is great for the following activities:

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