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The gently rolling hills, lush forests and sparkling waters disguise a land that has endured the effects of continental glaciers and massive mineral extraction. Each year over one million people visit the 16,725-acre park, yet never realize that many people helped restore the park from prior coal mining and oil and gas drilling practices. Today, the park is an outstanding example of environmental engineering achievement.

A good hike with some mild elevation changes and a nice section that runs along lake Arthur. Watch for mud in spring and fall by the lake.

This is a nice trail to work off the picnic you just had at Moraine's South Shore beach~

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easy trail to take the kids on

5 months ago

Nice easy trail. Definitely good for families even with smaller children. A few scenic spots of the lake but mostly a walk through the woods

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5 months ago

all paved. little winding path watch your speed everybody uses

6 months ago

It was nice along the lake, didn't care for the grass section

7 months ago

Great easy to moderate trail. Some spots along the trail are covered with thorns but that was only in the beginning. We only saw 3 people all day so definitely not too crowded. Definitely would do it again

8 months ago

Nice trail. Relatively flat, aside from a medium incline for about 1/4 of the way out. Nothing too strenuous. Did the trail out, the loop and then doubled back. Took 4 hours or so with stops along the way. Recommend!

I enjoyed this path for how short it was. It was snow covered, which made it more difficult, but it was a beautiful trail.

We only went out a mile before we turned around but it was such a great trail! It was easily followed and absolutely beautiful. One fair warning is that there were small-game hunters so be sure to wear a bright color. I am definitely planning on going back and completing the entire trail!

10 months ago

This is an easy 3+ mile trail. It does get muddy by the lake on occasion. They recently went through and did some trail maintenance. The blazes were freshened up and are easily seen. The trail was cleared and is nice and open. Overall a top pick for me if I want to do an easy 3 mile hike. Would be good for trail running as well.

Very easy trail through wooded grassy areas. Can get wet if there has been rain. No real inclines and relatively quick. There is a section at about the 3/4 point where you hike through some long grass which isn't clearly marked as the trail. Easy enough to find your way back however.

Nice, easy quick 1-1.5 hour hike. Sneakers or sandals would be fine, however it can get muddy when it rains or by the lake. Wooded in parts and open in other. No real trail markings, but easy to get around. No real elevation change so not strenuous.

Nice quiet walk through the woods

They refreshed the markers. Just follow the yellow markers and you will have no problem. This is a point to point trail. Hiked/ran the full 9 miles. The markers make it easy for interval training. Easy trail only a few inclines.

2 years ago

We hiked both the short and long trails in one day, and enjoyed both. As others mentioned, the markings were relatively nonexistent, but the scenery was very nice. We recommend both hikes, though encourage others to wear boots (or old shoes) when walking by the lake, as it was muddy for sure. Have fun on these hikes!

This is a nice trail for the most part however the trail markings are poor and actually wrong for the directions to the short and long loop. Stay away from the trail that goes by the lake as it has muddy patches.