When visiting the Nature Center, there is a wide array of trails to hike. If you are in search for a short hike, venture on the Limestone Ledge. This trail neighbors the Hardwicke Interpretive Center (HIC) and is the shortest trail on the Refuge. This .21 mile looped trail is flat and very easy for wheelchairs and strollers. Access to the Limestone Ledge is along the sidewalk that circles the HIC.
The Limestone Ledge is a great trail to hike during the spring months. This trail is blanketed with wildflowers such as Two-leaf Senna, Standing Cypress and Indian Blankets. Among the wildflowers, pollinators come in high numbers and aid in the pollination process. The calls of Painted Buntings can be heard along this short trail along with other birds. If you look in the sky, many birds will be passing over such as Chimney Swifts, Purple Martins in the summer and vultures year round.
Do not be surprised if you get engaged in a game of chase with some of our local reptiles. It is common to find Texas Spiny Lizards running along the trail ahead of you. As you proceed on your hike, they will continue to move forward as if they are trying to race you.