Located at the Robert S. Kerr Arboretum and Nature Center adjacent to the Talimena Scenic Drive are three interpretive trails. One features a variety of plants that are identified by trail signs. Another trail tells the fascinating story of how a tree competes with other inhabitants for survival. The third trail explains the process of soil formation and its importance in the forest life cycle. The trails are an easy walk for the day hiker and provide an opportunity to experience the variety of ecological areas that exist on a single mountain.
State Highway 1 (Talimena Scenic Drive), 1.5 miles east of U.S. Highway 259 at the Kerr Nature Center.
Unsurfaced. The trails are well defined by interpretive signs along the pathway.
A restroom and drinking water are at the nature centerwhere the trails begin. These are open from spring through autumn. In winter the trails are open, but the restroom is closed and water is not available.