HIke the Bald Cypress Trail

Bald Cypress Nature Trail

This one mile loop passes through three different types of forest alongside the Pocomoke River.

The beautiful Pocomoke River State Park is divided into two sections, the Shad Landing Area and the Milburn Landing Area. The Bald Cypress Nature Trail is located in the Milburn Landing Area. Once you are in the Milburn Landing Area, you'll want to look for the Mattaponi Pavilion sign and turn down that road for the trailhead and parking lot.

The trail is a one mile loop marked very well with white arrows and blazes. You'll pass through pine groves, mixed hardwoods and the bald cypress swamp. About mid-way through the trail you'll find a small dock overlooking the swamp area. The atmosphere here is perfect for mushrooms and fungi, so be sure to keep your eyes open for these little forest treasures! The trail loop will bring you right back to the Mattaponi Pavilion parking lot. Be sure to take a walk over to the boat launch area in the same parking lot for a beautiful view of the Pocomoke River.

I think this trail is best explored in the colder months as the amount of ticks are very heavy here in the spring and summer.

Pack List

  • Hiking/walking shoes (parts of the trail can be muddy)
  • Camera
  • Tick prevention
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RT Distance 1 Miles
Elevation Gain 0 Feet
Activities Chillin, Photography, Hiking
Skill Level Beginner
Season Winter
Trail Type Loop
Features
Bathrooms
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Forest
River
Romantic
Scenic

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Lots of different scenery. I really enjoyed this trail.

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Drove over to Park only to find it was closed 2/10/16 at 12:30 PM.


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