Cedars of Lebanon State Park is named for the dense cedar forest that existed in the Biblical lands of Lebanon. The park contains 900 acres which are used for intensive recreation. An additional 8,100 acres are operated by the Parks Division as a natural area and by the Forestry Division as a State Forest.
I wish I could go back in time and revisit as a ten year old. We took our 3 and 2 year old out for a small hike to get out after some snow kept us in. The trail is virtually flat with some very minor gain in elevation at one point. We turned the hike into an extended nature lesson for the kids. My 3 year old walked a mile of it without any problem. We had to step in when she got close to some of the sinks. The sinks have some gnarly rocks that would really scrape you if you lost footing. The cedars were fascinating, as were the various abundant rock formations. It got 4 stars because of the length and relative monotony. Some wonderful diversity of flora. We will be regular visitors from now on.
Great 2 mile hike. easy to moderate loop. many rock formations and sinks. well blazed trail. not a lot of hikers on Sunday. Enough to see to keep it interesting. Shag Bark Trees cool too. Other trails nearby also. Definitely will come again. Good for kids 5+ beginner hikers.
well marked and easy to follow. The trail is well used. It has very little elevation change and there is very few obstacles so it is perfect for trail runners. We walked the 5 mile loop but was a little disappointed with the view. Even my daughter asked why the trail was in the middle of nothing. Not one animal other than my dog (but we did sound like a herd of buffalo). Def not my favorite pick.
First, it should be noted that this is a 5 mile trail and not a 4.2 mile trail like the description says. Anyway, my husband and I really liked it. Saw deer, heard owls, and enjoyed a nice fall day walking. I wouldn't take my 4 year old with me, but certainly would my younger teens. Lovely trail.