Lake Loop Trail (Green Trail)
This trail takes the visitor through the maritime forest, where the
dominant plants are Loblolly Pine, Slash Pine, Live Oak, Southern
Magnolia, and Tupelo Gum. It leads from the parking lot to Gaillard Lake,
where turtles, an occasional alligator, and wading birds can be seen.
Pond View Trail (Yellow Trail)
This trail can be reached from the Lake Loop Trail as it reaches Gaillard
Lake. It follows the western edge of the lake. Those wanting to go
further can cross the Dune Edge Trail at the southwestern comer of the
lake and take a boardwalk to the beach.
Campground Trail (Red Trails)
This tail starts at the campground and enters the Sanctuary through a
pedestrian only entrance. It joins up with the Lake Loop Trail, 150 yards
away fromGaillard Lake. It covers the same habitat as the Lake Loop Trail.
Dune Edge Trail (Blue Trail)
All the species of old growth which can be seen along the Pond View Trail
can also be seen along this trail, as well as traces of the old dune
which spills over into the forest. This trail runs from the Swamp
Overlook all the way along the dune and passes the southern end of
Swamp Overlook Trail. This is a short trail leading from the Banding
Area to an overlook at the swamp.