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A Tour of the Sunken Forest
Photographic Tour of the Sunken Forest
Sunken Forest - western entrance
Rustic sign on the dunes beside boardwalk leading into the Sunken Forest Preserve.
Sunken Forest Entrance
A shrubby American holly tree pruned by salt spray forms an arch over the boardwalk trail into the Sunken Forest.
Sunken Forest Canopy
Trunks and branches of tall sassafras and holly trees tower overhead blocking the early summer sunlight.
Sunken Forest Tour
Ranger-guided talk at the platform in the center of the Sunken Forest
Descending into Sunken Forest
Group of hikers on the Sunken Forest nature trail walk into the dappled shade of tall holly trees.