Hideaway Tract Hike

What the Dill!
March 11th
Hideaway Tract Hike 7am Hike (Strenuous) and Volunteer Invasive-Exotic Plant Pull
7:00am-10:00am with Park Manager Steve Ward

Come join Park Manager Steve Ward on Saturday, March 11th at 7am for a strenuous interpretive sunrise hike from the Barbara J. Mapp Aviary Education Center to the Hideaway Tract. This 3-mile strenuous hike will start at 7am sharp as this hike will lead visitors down Otter Creek Road, up to the Barbara J. Mapp Aviary Education Center then highlight our southern viewshed ridgetop above the Hall Farm. Participants of this hike should plan on periodic stops to highlight features of our protected natural area, enjoy the scenic vista into Brentwood from this ridgetop and then look to identify a very unique plant part of our vegetative research with Penn State University, Friends of Radnor Lake and TN Division of Natural Areas common name “wild dill” (Eastern Yampah).

This hike also will provide an opportunity to give back as it will also include a 1/2 hour stop/volunteer segment thru the hike as registered participants work together to learn about and cut/pull invasive-exotic plants in areas adjacent to our sensitive plant research areas.
This critical 63.5-acre tract acquired in 2013-14 thanks to the partnership between The Land Trust of Tennessee, State of Tennessee, a great landowner and Friends of Radnor Lake.

This 3-hour strenuous hike will be limited to 20 park visitors (ages 13 and up). Participants are encouraged to wear good hiking shoes, bring water, work gloves, and use walking sticks due to the steep incline/decline from the top of the Hideaway Tract.

Registration is free, required and for ages 13 and up. Pets are not allowed. To register, please visit: