Bring snacks, water, sunscreen, and a hat. Wear and either sneakers or hiking boots and dress in layers. It is also good to bring a backpack if you wish to remove layers. Bring bug spray. This is an easy hike on well marked trails, perfect for those new to hiking. We hike between 2-4 hours.
Lucius Burch Natural Area is a 728-acre natural area located in Germantown and Shelby County and is a part of a larger 6,000-acre county park. The natural area is a remnant of historic river meanders, bald cypress-water tupelo swamps, bottomland hardwood forests, and open river channel habitat. Unfortunately, much of this ecosystem has been significantly altered as a result of change in hydrology and the invasion of common privet, an invasive exotic pest plant. Lucius Burch Natural Area offers passive recreation activities such as day hiking, bird watching, and wildlife viewing within the metropolitan Memphis area.
The parking lot is just south of the Germantown and Walnut Grove. Drive all the way into the back parking lot. Google Map (http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&hl=en&t=h&msa=0&msid=206003933507303071996.0004a2cacf2999b23a952&ll=35.069345,-89.479523&spn=0.386649,0.591888&z=11) of our regular meetup locations.
Finding the Group:
Call me when you get there, 901-846-8080.
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