Blackwater NWR Key Wallace Trail
Located at the corner of Key Wallace Drive and Egypt Road, this interpreted trail of nearly 3 miles winds through some of the refuge's most interesting forest land. Named for one of Blackwater's early managers, the trail uses new paths and exisiting access roads to take hikers through a "demonstration forest" where management activities are taking place, fields that are being reforested, and one of the oldest forested areas on the refuge. Many species of birds can be seen along the trail, including woodpeckers, warblers, nuthatches, and owls. The endangered Delmarva fox squirrel is also seen regularly in this area.
The trail is divided into two sections, and colored markers and arrows along the trail show the way. An interpretive brochure can be obtained at the Blackwater NWR Visitor Center, or the informational kiosk at the head of the trail. Numbered markers along the trail correspond to points of interest listed in the brochure. Because of the low-lying nature of this area, the trail can sometimes be wet and insects prevalent, so appropriate dress is recommended. All or part of the trail may be closed at certain times of the year for hunting.
Address2145 Key Wallace Drive
Cambridge, MD 21613
Visitors can enjoy a deep woods stroll on the Key Wallace Trail.
An information kiosk is located at the head of the Key Wallace Trail.