Six Ladies Trail
Six Ladies Nature Trail
Difficulty level: 5 (The trail starts as level 3, but changes to level 5 past the overlook).
Length: 1/3 mile
The parking area for this trail is off Oyster Catcher Court or you can park at the POA Community Center, and access from the street or Nature Walk.
This is the newest and most rugged trail. It is very hilly because it traverses old dunes. These dunes were formed long ago when the ocean came as far inland as Oyster Catcher Court and covered what is now the Ocean Point community. This trail climbs toward a lookout point with a wonderful view of the salt marsh and Cap’n Sam’s Creek. If you approach quietly, you may see an otter family on the creek bank. Do not go near the edge of the bank since it may give way. Other animal sightings include herons, egrets and cormorants fishing in the creek. You may choose to retrace your steps or continue on as the trail changes to a level 5. You are now climbing the old dunes as you enter a young palmetto forest and start upward toward Oyster Catcher Court. The footing is sandy and sometimes slippery. The trail is marked with white squares on the trees to lead you into and out of this trail
The six ladies and a man who worked on the Six Ladies Trail are
Bonnie Shaw,Barbara Buckley, Myra Reininger, Beverly Baird, Barbara Roberts,
Cathy Patterson and Dick Clarke