Great early Fall scenery and numerous trails and loops to create. Beautiful forest and streams to cross. Easy hiking mostly. There was unfortunately a little litter and the trails could be better marked in some places. Following the trail was a challenge even with help from AllTrails. Still a great park and fun hike.
K T. on Western Piedmont Trail
This very broad trail is an easy walk/hike with one steep portion near the stream. There's a lovely meadow (Wim's meadow) that houses several bluebird boxes. The entire hike is very pretty, and goes through forest, meadow and stream environments.
K T. on Tobacco Barn Trail
This is a pleasant hike, with a couple of steep climbs. The meadow can get overgrown in the summer, and ticks may be an issue, so be careful to check yourself. The Tobacco Barn is more interesting for its history than as an object to look at -- it's quite broken down and old. The nearby stone foundation is somewhat more interesting to look at, but be cautious in this area, because the stone walls are not reliably stable. The forested areas are cool, and there's one stream crossing, with a newly-built wooden bridge over it. A worthwhile hike, especially when combined with other trails in the park to make a longer loop hike.
Some of the trails are very rocky even my horse with front shoes on struggled; if you plan on taking your horse park on Lewisdale Road it's small field in between two horse farms the best trails are that side, Prescott by the golf course are awful
Decent hike, but be sure to watch out for the broken glass and trash all over the trail when you get near the camping areas. However, that's really the only downside to the long 8 mile loop. Good for an afternoon in the woods. Bring your pups and let em swim in the creek.
Nice and easy walk over rolling landscape with only a short uphill after the Kingsley Schoolhouse. Trails are clearly marked by name and blue blazes. As typical with AllTrails, I sat at home and created my own 12 mile loop using the map editor, then used my iPhone to follow the route. Most all water crossings have well built bridges. However, Little Bennet Creek off of Hyattstown Road around Mile 11 of the loop has no bridge and no easy way across other than wading through stepping on submerged rocks. Lucky I had Gor-Tex winter gaiters on as the water level was over my hiking boots.
Lots of loop options here. Could spend all day wandering this park and hardly repeat a trail. Plenty of variety too, including meadow, woods, and streams. A few views in the winter when leaves are off the trees. Deer, woodpeckers, frogs, foxes abound. Trails open to hikers and equestrians, though some trails are closed to horses.