Rock Quarry Trail
The Rock Quarry Trail is a 2.2 mile trail traversing both gravel and dirt paths. This popular trail features an abundance of beautiful native flora as well as several cave units and flowing creeks. Susceptible to flash flooding due to the close proximity of streams, this path will sometimes be closed due to impassible passages. A well-maintained and interesting trail, many native species of flowers, ferns and fungi can be found along its winding paths. Moderate elevation changes will keep the terrain interesting, with built-in steps made from railroad ties keep the hillier parts of the trail easy to navigate.
Along this path we found a diverse selection of flora. We found a beautiful colony of red and yellow Columbine (Aquilegia canadensis) flowers, Miami Mist (Phacelia purshii) and plenty of Broad Beech, Boston, and Maidenhair ferns.
Shallow caves can be accessed from the main trail along the misty valley path. This area is carpeted in various species of ferns and native wildflowers. To access this area, be sure to follow the trail’s long loop option.