At the trailhead, note the Sugar
Maples to the left of the trail and the stand of Eastern
Hophornbeams on the right. From the trailhead the trail will
follow the east slope of the ridge, climbing towards Station One.
Note the many limestone outcrops on
the left of the trail as walk along. Many of the trees and
shrubs here thrive in limestone rich areas. Take time to stop
and listen to the sounds of the forest. The forest here is a
dry upland oak-hickory forest. You will want to compare the
tree species you see here to the species that occur in the moister
areas along the banks of the West Fork of the Stones River.