Explore the most popular Bird Watching trails in Fort 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.

Trail was over grown in some spots but a nice cool day here.

We visited on 10/14/19. The trail was well-maintained, wide, and easy to follow. It's mostly crushed gravel--very few roots/rocks/impediments. Of all the trails we did at Fort Mountain Park, this was definitely the easiest. The lake is nice, and there are multiple places around it to have a picnic.

running
blowdown
1 month ago

Good outing. Great weather for a trail run.

hiking
1 month ago

beautiful lake views

Did the Gahuti Loop trail - 90 degrees but a breeze was blowing. Beautiful views from overlooks.

Didn’t do the whole trail due to my back was bothering me. What we did was great. Completed about half of the trail. It has some challenging inclines. A pretty rocky trail so you have to watch your step. The part we did didn’t have any views. It had been dry for a while and the creeks were dried up. I’m sure in the spring probably a prettier hike. Hope to do the rest in a couple of days.

Pretty walk around the lake - very flat. Crowded by the beach but very pretty around the back side. Easy walk if you just want to get outside for a bit

hiking
2 months ago

It's a bit of a workout to get to the tower, but it is totally worth it. The tower is ok (not much to see on the inside), but the West Overlook has an amazing view and makes the climb worth it.

hiking
3 months ago

If your looking to see a bear, this is the trail. Recommend life water filter straws as water source is scarce. There are some amazing views along the trail. Terrain is a lil rough and steep at times.

Nice easy trail around the Lake. Could be good for biking as it is mostly flat. Good for dogs!

hiking
5 months ago

Breathtaking! You don’t even have to walk far!

hiking
5 months ago

This is my new favorite place to go! The view will take your breath away. The only place that is worth it to hike to is the overlook. The trail back is absolutely beautiful.

hiking
rocky
5 months ago

pretty view. quick short walk

Did this one with my wife back in May 2019. Nice state park but we didn't like that trail all that much. Maybe in another season it would have been more to our liking. The only view we had was just a hundred feet from the trailhead. The rest of the trail was uninspiring. Sorry that's my view and I hardly if ever write a negative review. The highlight of our hike (and it was a good one) is that we ran across a bear on the trail at the extreme southern end of the trail. He/she took off immediately and we were glad it was in the opposite direction from us.

hiking
rocky
7 months ago

High elevation hike. It was nice for a cool spring day.

hiking
rocky
8 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

The weather today was perfect for hiking. Although this is a short trail that’s pretty easy, the overlook toward the west, the fire tower and the stone wall make this hike pretty cool. This would be a great trail for the kids as it can be educational with the info provided on the plaques at the tower and wall.

hiking
closed
8 months ago

Aaa

hiking
8 months ago

Did about half the trail today by using the FS roads. Beautiful scenario, great overlooks and some history too.

hiking
8 months ago

Very nice lookouts

Great trail. Definitely moderate, not easy. No waterfall on this trail.

This is a fun run. On busy days, the Lake Trail is a challenge to run due to all of the people out for leisurely strolls.

Went in early December and loved the loop trail, we even did the creek trail that is easy to find off of this one and will lead you back to where you left off in this trail.

Great loop around the lake. Easy to walk.

hiking
Thu Oct 04 2018

I love this trail. It’s easy and relax fully. Well maintained and easy to follow. Very close to lake so my dog can take a dip and cool off .

Easy hike!!

It's a nice trail. I took my dog, who is Tri-paw and she handled it well. it was enough of a challenge to give her a workout but didn't wearher out.

Took my kids when they were pretty young and they had no problem walking the loop. Very pretty Lake.

hiking
Fri Apr 27 2018

nice for all ages

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