This was a 3.6 mile or a 4.1 mile hike, depending on which map you use, in the Pocomoke State Forest. There is also a Green Trail (4.4 mi) and a Blue Trail (5.2 mi) in the same area. We chose the White Trail because it heads towards a creek – Corkers Creek. The entrance is across Rte. 113, from Shad Landing. Nice empty parking lot.
Maybe they will put up a trail map here one day.
Only saw a couple cyclist on the trail. Otherwise a nice quiet hike. The Green and White trails intersect for a short distance. We know what the dots mean, unsure of the numbers though. I wrote the park service to ask them. Waiting to hear back.
A few muddy spots starting off, but mostly dry. It is the Eastern Shore and there will be mud!
Buckshot warning about straying away from the trail…
But where would you go? Lots of thickets on one side and a swamp on the other. But I do know what they mean. Up on the Gunpowder Trails they don’t want you straying off – it can and will cause erosion.
Up ahead where Kathy is, take a sharp right.
Which didn’t seem right. We ended up at a ditch. On the other side in the distance I saw a trail marker…so let’s go.
Up the other side and a few 100 yards ahead we came to marker 77. End of the ‘Official’ trail.
Corkers Creek passes down below and across the way we see another mound. (Wondering if at one time a bridge crossed here?) One of our maps says Colburn Trail is over there.
We look to the right and head down to a nice area.
Kathy’s photo of some of the Cypress Knees.
Back up the mound and then down the left side.
Read that this was designated as a canoe creek. Don’t think so. Maybe at one time.
We walk a ways and come across the most Cypress Knees we have ever seen.
Kathy heads over for a better look…
Instead of heading back the way we came, we cut through the woods, but still have to navigate the ditch. I thought Kathy was going to want us to cross the log.
Some really nice close-ups that Kathy took.
Below is the map that AllTrails has. Path looks pretty straight and narrow – in and out.
Here is what it looks like enlarged, at the creek. We were all over the place!
Another wonderful adventure! We will probably do the Green Path by bike, next trip.