Oak Openings Foxfire Trail
The Foxfire Trail is routed west from the Mallard Lake Area through an area of mixed hardwood forest and wetland, circling nearby Horseshoe Lake. Floodplain trees such as red oak, buckeye, sycamore, and cottonwood can be seen towering overhead. This is an excellent trail for viewing Barred Owls, Hooded Warblers and Acadian Flycatchers. The trail may be closed at times in the spring due to wet conditions, however, the showy wildflower display abounds in the spring with trout lily, Jack-in-the pulpit and cut-leaved toothwort. Look for the meandering tracks of raccoons, skunks, and fox in the mud along this trail.
Parking for this trail can be found at the Mallard Lake Area.