Hike Cooks Forest: Troutman Run Old Growth Area
Please meet at the Park Office to journey to Troutman Run to help us document ancient trees near this often-overlooked section of the park at Cooks Forest State Park!
We’ll take various measurements of trees, core samples, and list physical attributes that will help us gather evidence to possibly justify a new old growth forest area.
Remember to bring sturdy hiking boots and walking stick to help you traverse this all off-trail, steep, and likely slippery terrain. 300-year-old oaks and birch have been found nearby!