Cypress Walk

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N 34.547016
E -86.951277





Time 0.25 hrs Loop
Distance 0.4 mi

The Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge Cypress Walk is a short half mile walk on a boardwalk and gravel path. The walk begin adjacent to the visitor center and is marked with a sign. The first section of the walk passes through a cypress forest. Signs identify trees and scrubs along the boardwalk. At the end of the boardwalk the trail continues straight through a densely forested area. Reaching the first turn, there is a spot to observe water fowl at a distance. Continuing the path comes to the second turn. A bench and observation area is provided that overlooks a vast corn field. The corn field offers protection and food for traveling birds during the spring and fall months. Birding is also possible during summer and winter, though, you may not see as large a number as during the migration seasons. The path then continues back towards the visitor center and parking area.

If you’re in the area and looking for a short outdoor adventure; be sure to check this pathway out. While at the visitor center, be sure to also check out the birding observation town located behind the center as well as the birding and nature exhibits in the main building.


Take highway 67 towards Decatur off I-65. Turn left on to Visitor Center Rd 2.5 miles from I-65. Park in front of the visitor center, the trail is near the back.

Trail added on July 9, 2016
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