Shortleaf Pine illustration with NCFS Shield     Tuttle Educational State Forest

Shortleaf Pine illustration with NCFS Shield     Tuttle Educational State Forest

Recreation


Trails at Tuttle ESF

Long Demonstration Trail has demonstrations and signs to show and guide you through Forest Management practices.
Length – 2 miles
Difficulty – Moderate
Walking Time – 1 to 1.5 hours

Gravel Road starts at the end of the parking lot and meanders through the forest which leads to the back of the property and loops back into itself.
Length – 1.5 miles each way
Difficulty – Moderate
Walking Time – 1.5 to 2 hours

Fire Line Trail started as a Fire Line created to conduct understory burning on the forest which is essential to forest/wildlife management and forest protection against unwanted wildfires.
Length – .7 miles
Difficulty – Moderate
Walking Time – 1 hour

Talking Tree Trail is a popular trail with seven common forest trees which tell you of their history, uses, and other facts about themselves.
Length – .6 miles
Difficulty – Easy to Moderate
Walking Time – .75 hour

Gazebo Trail branches off the Long Demo Trail and ends at the Gazebo hill with majestic views of Grandfather, Grandmother, and Brown Mountains.
Length – .4 miles
Difficulty – Easy to Moderate
Walking Time – .5 hour

Old Sleepy Hollow Trail makes a loop off the Long Demo Trail that takes you near the site of the Old Sleepy Hollow School. A one room school that was operated on the Tuttle property.
Length – .4 miles
Difficulty – Easy
Walking Time – .5 hour

Shortcut Trail cuts off a portion of the Long Demo Trail and takes you through beautiful hardwoods and ends back onto the Long Demo Trail.
Length – .2 miles
Difficulty – Moderate to Strenuous
Walking Time – .5 hour

Long Demonstration Trail

Photo of Long Demonstration Trail

Gazebo Trail

Photo of top of Gazebo Trail

Gravel Road Trail

Photo of Gravel Road Trail

Wildlife Viewing Area

Photo of Wildlife Viewing Area
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