To stay on the hard-surface Oak-Hickory Trail, turn around, walk back across the meadow to the "T" intersection, and go to station #27 at the pond. To explore the entire interpretive trail, continue across the bridge and head into the forest.
"Something hidden. Go and find it. Go and look behind the Ranges. Something lost behind the Ranges. Lost and waiting for you. Go!"
--Kipling's "The Explorer"