Pioneer Loop Trail

Accessed by hiking the Pioneer Short Loop Trail, this trail begins just past the swinging bridge. The trail is a three mile loop that follows Byrd Creek upstream to a one lane sandstone arch bridge built by the CCC.

The trail crosses the bridge and and then returns on the opposite side of the creek. Along this section of trail you will see a variety of rock overhangs and unique rock outcroppings. Hikers will also pass through our fat-man squeeze if you are lucky! The trail provides numerous opportunities to view a variety of plants, trees, and wildlife.