Stony Creek along trail at Brumley Forest NP North Section
Let’s start off 2019 with a hiking adventure at Brumley Forest Nature Preserve! Located a few miles outside of downtown Hillsborough, this preserve offers an assortment of trails for most experience levels. The hike to the Craig Manor is moderate difficulty and will take about 60 to 90 minutes depending on your speed/pace if you walk the entire 3.5 mile looped route. You may walk any amount of the route and at any speed.
At this time of year there will not be a lot of plants or insects to observe, but we should see a lot of bird activity. I like walking this time of year because it gives a baseline of how Nature looks during Her winter rest.
Trail conditions are packed dirt that have mostly been cleared of roots and other trip hazards. Parts of the trails are through cut, thick field grasses. It is strongly recommended to wear sturdy shoes or hiking footwear.
While there are questionable port-a-potties located at the main access entry, it’s best to consider there are no restroom facilities at this location, nor water fountains or other public amenities. There is an area for picnicking and rest near the pond off of Flat tail Trail. Otherwise there are no benches along the way for resting.
This hiking adventure will take place rain or shine. Cancellation will only be in the case of below freezing temperatures, ice or snow storm. Please dress according to the weather conditions.
Be courteous and register that you will participate in this hike! By registering you will receive updates about hiking plans, and it allows the hike leader to expect your attendance so that you can be with the group. You may cancel your registration if you have a change in plans. Registration is free and easy to do. If you have any questions, please contact Lori.