Poison ivy is a common native plant that can be found throughout the park and on hiking trails. Though it usually grows low to the ground in moist areas, it can take the form of a "hairy" vine on occasion.
It can be identified by it's three shiny, jagged leaves, hence the saying; "leaves of three, let it be."
When touched, oils on the plant can cause an itchy, red rash to appear on your skin up to a week after contact. Wear long pants and fully enclosed footwear when hiking. Wash affected skin or clothing with soap and water if you think you have come into contact with poison ivy.
Last updated: October 31, 2020