Whipple Creek has three distinct habitats: about 100 acres of open pasture, about 150 acres of shrub with some trees, and about 125 acres of dense second growth forest. The wide diversity of terrain and vegetation allows for a wide diversity of wildlife. This park’s exceptionally pristine and tranquil forest environment is home to many types of wildlife, including woodpeckers, hawks, deer, flying squirrels, herons and beavers. The main feature of this park is over 6 miles of trails that cater to hikers and horseback riders alike. The mostly primitive trails can be steep and often muddy, but afford a fantastic experience of this urban oasis. Whipple Creek is a must visit!