Explore the most popular trails in Haystack Mountain State Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Travel the twisting mountain road or hike the rugged trail to the top, either way you will be astounded at the beauty of mountain laurel in June and the spectacular colors of foliage in the fall.

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1 month ago

We actually started at the entrance as the gate was closed and other cars were parked there. There is a trail marker to the right of the gate. It was 2 miles up and back from there. Amazing views from the tower. It's definitely worth the hike up!

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4 months ago

We found this trail to be beautiful on multiple levels. The rock features are amazing, and the view from the top of the tower is worth the relatively small bit of uphill climb. There was some standing water at the base of the trail (no wonder with all the rain we've received lately) - but it was minimal and the rest of the trail was easy to traverse.

Very hard, hilly walk...very loose ground. Sad really, like it's not being maintained anymore??
Excellent views though, the tower is starting to show it's age, but still standing.
After a careful, ling walk up...kinda worth it. Just take your time.

hiking
9 months ago

We always enjoy this hike! the walk up is quite the trek, but the stone steps throughout the path makes it a bit easier. The view on top of the tower makes it well worth the visit.

hiking
9 months ago

Excellent trail for something slightly more than easy. Great view from the tower. Great for people of all sizes and ages. Our go to spot for a quick hike on a nice day. I've been here many times through the past 25 years.

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Saturday, October 21, 2017

Autumn is the best time, nice view

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Sunday, October 08, 2017

Really nice lookout tower. The hike is short but could be strenuous depending on the person. I plan on returning for a nice sunset. Really great spot for drone footage too.

Monday, September 18, 2017

We have done this one quit a few times with the kids, the tower offers a real good view at the top

Saturday, September 02, 2017

Quick hike to great views

hiking
Saturday, July 15, 2017

Beautiful 360 degree view of surrounding mountains from the tower. Short, semi steep hike

Tuesday, July 04, 2017

For a more substantial hike, park at the bottom and walk up the road. Then go onto a trail thats about 1/2 mile and fairly steep, which takes you to the tower. Round trip that actually made it a 2.7 mile walk total. The view at the top of the tower is incredible. The elevation is actually 1,719 ft including the height of the tower.

hiking
Sunday, May 21, 2017

Completed this nice easy hike in the first week of October. Foliage wasn't quite peak but the view was beautiful from the tower. Great spot for a family hike

hiking
Sunday, October 16, 2016

Short hike. View is awesome in the fall!

Sunday, October 09, 2016

Short, but fun.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

super short hike, with a pretty view

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Monday, June 27, 2016

Great for kids, nice wide trail path, short, and some fun uphill challenge.

Thursday, June 09, 2016

short

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Wednesday, April 06, 2016

Easy hike done in the fall as part of the skys the limit challenge. Rode up most of way to parking area and quick hike to the tower. Great views

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Monday, April 04, 2016

Easy trail. About 1/4 of it is quite a steep incline. Kids did it with me though and they loved it. Beautiful views from the tower.

Monday, August 17, 2015

Quick and easy walk for myself, husband, and dog to the tower, fun and busy park.

hiking
Monday, August 03, 2015

really fun, quick, and easy trail for sure! I always do this one if I am in the area/have the time! Views from the top tower are pretty incredible!

on Haystack Mountain

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Monday, November 11, 2013

a fun rather easygoing over all trail if your in shape for some uphill hiking, the view from the top of the tower at the summit is far reaching and nice. parking is limited if the gates are closed but it does add to the hike.

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