A short spur of the main loop trail along the river. Ends at the Redrock bluff and Redrock Climb.
Type: Hike, Bike, Equestrian
Length: 0.7 miles
Shade: Partially shaded/unshaded
Parking/Access: Park at River Campground: cross Fig Ave., trailhead is located next to River House Barn. From the other side: Park at Oak Ridge Campground: take Main Loop Trail west to Redrock Climb and down to Redrock Spur.
This spur of the Main Loop Trail begins right across Fig Ave. from River Campground by the River House Barn. This leisurely trail follows right along the river past one of Whiterock’s largest areas of oak savanna restoration. Alternate between a wide-open feel and overhanging oak savanna along the route. As you travel, you will pass through a section of wetland seep (note the large cattails!) and can look across the river to more wetland seeps and oak stands. See how quickly the landscape becomes steep and hilly on either side of the river, which is responsible for creating the numerous bluffs along the river’s length. The Redrock Spur can be connected to the Bobcat Trail and Redrock Climb Trail for a longer trip. At the north end of the trail, the Redrock bluff is visible when looking directly north down the river.
Material: compact grass, several limestones aggregate patches, and wooden planks for reinforcement.
Due to wetland seep, trail may be subject to wet spots. One small bridge crossing. Terrain is flat, but multiple trail materials. Initial access to trail is steep descent from road. Located directly across the street from the River Campground parking, next to the River House Barn.