Eagle Roost Nature Trail is an animal lover's dream hike! At under one-and-a-half miles long, the trail is rather short, and it wouldn't take you very long to walk the entire length. However, many hikers stress that you should take your time enjoying the trail. As Eagle Roost Nature Trail runs through the Salt Plains National Wildlife Refuge, you'll have the opportunity to see wildlife up close and personal. This includes deer, snakes, birds, lizards, and more!
Bathroom use is limited. The only bathrooms are located in the Wildlife Refuge's office, and that's open from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. On Saturdays, the office is open 10 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. It's closed on Sundays. Make sure you take care of any bathroom business before you hit the trail.
Shade along the trail is limited, so you might want to apply some sunscreen before heading out. This also means you'll want to bring along extra water just in case the sun proves to be too much for you.
This trail is dog-friendly, in the sense that Fido can join you on your hike. However, no waste bags are provided for easy clean-up. You'll want to remember to bring some along from home. A leash is required in the park, and this is for your dog's safety as much as the safety of the refuge's wildlife. Dogs, even well-trained ones, are easily distracted and would probably love to run after a deer or two.
Because this is a wildlife refuge, take special care to clean up after your pet and yourself. Dogs being allowed on Eagle Roost Nature Trail is a privilege, and the refuge reserves the right to take that away at their own discretion.
If your dog loves going for walks and you love seeing wildlife in a natural habitat, make sure to visit Eagle Roost Nature Trail!