Long Hunter State Park is situated along the shore of J. Percy Priest Lake. It consists of four units: Couchville, Baker's Grove, Bryant Grove and Sellars Farm. Picnicking, swimming, hiking, backpacking, boating, fishing, nature photography and wildlife observation are among the activities available to park visitors. Planned activities include interpretive and recreation programs for the general public and environmental education programs for school and other interested groups.
Jeff S. on Deer Trail
This easy loop is like a little oasis for wildlife. The various types of environments of grasses, wood lands, and shoreline create a perfect mix. The trail is well maintained and clean with very little elevation change.
One condition to certainly watch for however is ticks. The tall grasses in the area are a perfect habitat for the tick and you will want to be safe and use insect protective measures.
Jeff S. on Inland Trail
This trail recorded at 0.7 mile not an actual mile. The trail was very clean and well maintained. There are some interesting rock formations along the trail. There is a slight incline and decline which could be moderate depending on your condition however most will find this an easy trail. Wildlife can be viewed almost anytime here and lots of educational aspects here as well. Fishing and Picnic areas are very nearby as well.
Parking offers easy access to the trail. Use caution here though and secure all valuables as many cars have been broken into. Ticks are abundant through out the warmer months so that requires caution as well.
Jeff S. on Couchville Cedar Glade Natural Area...
This is a short and easy 1 mile loop. Parking lot is small but for the amount of foot traffic this trail sees it is adequate. The trail has some historical information at the trail head and is some good reading. Then you are soon left to go either clockwise or counter clockwise around the loop.
No markers were noted other than at the beginning of the trail however due to the terrain, foliage and trail way markers really shouldn't be required here.
A recent controlled burn left the area certainly will make this trail more interesting to wildlife and help with weed control too.
The trail terrain is loose stones in quite a few places so trail runners may have to use a bit of caution in places however here again not too much of a issue.
There is not much in the way of scenery here some may find it not attractive at all. If you consider it for what it was intended as a Natural Area and enjoy the botany and wildlife then it is more fun.
Jeff S. on Volunteer Trail
Excellent trail for tuning up hiking skills if you've not been hiking for awhile or just beginning. Whole trail can be completed in less than 3 hours making it a great day hike.
Trail is clean and offers lake side, rock formations and Wooded views. Wildlife spotted here has been Deer, Fox, Coyote, Squirrel, Woodchuck, Rabbit and even people.
Lots of Avian types Game birds, Song Birds, Shorebirds, Waterfowl and Raptors.
Botany is abundant as well. Many types of wild flowers, grasses, foliage and timber.
Our canine friends are welcomed here too. You may come into contact with a wide variety of breeds which can be enlightening and educational as well.
Great hikes to everyone.