The two most common fox species on the trail are the red fox and gray fox. The red fox has reddish fur and a bushy tail with a white tip. The gray fox has a grayish fur and a black tip on its bushy tail.
Like the coyote, fox are rarely seen by hikers. They feed on small rodents, rabbits, woodchucks, mice, squirrels, birds, eggs, and carrion.
Many fox have rabies, thus be sure to avoid any displaying strange behavior.