Explore the most popular hiking trails in Spring Mill 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.

hiking
10 days ago

I hiked this trail on a Saturday and it may have been better on a weekday. The trail was pleasant but it crossed roads several times, and only briefly did we ever get away from the sound of traffic. We did not get a peaceful, quiet trail experience in nature today. It's rated "rugged" but it was easy hiking. I would've rated the trail higher if it didn't have the traffic noise.

I have been strolling this trail since I was very young. great place to take the family for a hike.

Good stroll around the lake. Always less busy than the village trail.

trail running
1 month ago

Almost a perfect trail running trail for beginners, trail is mostly gravel with a few not so bad up and downs. Park is really clean, and at-least the day I was around I had the place to myself.

Close parking to refuel between laps, bathroom at the entrance, only real downside is I had 0 cell phone reception the whole Time I was in the park.

Enjoyed it

hiking
4 months ago

Hiked this trail before finding this app. Trail #3 is a nice trail. It passes through some virgin timber, along several sinkholes, caves, and has plenty of ups and downs. The trail markings where it intersects with Trail #4 can be a bit confusing. Nice trail overall.

Easy hike

Nice trail. Easy. Part dirt, part gravel. However trail is not as shown in this app. Review trail maps recorded by others in this app for a more accurate trail map.

Nice short trail. Path is graveled. The final hill going down to the parking lot is steeper and has ravines. The park rates this trail as moderate but other than the last hill, it’s not that bad.

7 months ago

Did trail 3 and 4, both trails are well marked. They both have steps in some areas.

hiking
Thursday, September 07, 2017

well kept trail. in some locations the signage was a bit confusing.

hiking
Saturday, August 05, 2017

Surprisingly nice. It wasn't to hard, just a beautiful trail with great views. The waterfall was a nice surprise.

Sunday, July 30, 2017

I love this place!

Saturday, July 08, 2017

Friday, July 07, 2017

beautiful place for a walk. Full of history

Friday, July 07, 2017

delightful

hiking
Monday, May 29, 2017

Another well maintained, beautiful trail inside Spring Mill State Park. Great hike!

hiking
Monday, May 29, 2017

Very well maintained, beautiful trail located inside of a beautiful State Park.

hiking
Thursday, April 13, 2017

wonderful trail. we did a modified longer trip. we couldn't resist visiting the old Mill Town!

hiking
Monday, April 10, 2017

Beautiful trail. Kids can walk without much trouble.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Great park!

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Great trail with lots of hills.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

It was well rocked and wide good running!

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Nice and easy 2 plus mile trail.

hiking
Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Lots of experience levels and choices. Trail 4 and 1 and through Pioneer Village was our main route. Trail 5 was flooded by lake water so we did a bit of a half and fourth!

Monday, February 22, 2016

Good trail... We took trail #4 from the parking lot. Went by two cool caves, the pioneer village, and monument that is 200 years old. Very cool trail. We went in February on a 45 degree day after it had snowed so was a muddy mess on the back side of the trail but other than that a lot of fun!

walking
Saturday, January 16, 2016

Nice and quaint trail that I've walked on since my childhood. It's always an enjoyable walk.

walking
Sunday, October 11, 2015

Beautiful scenery. The trail was wide enough for two to walk side by side. Met several people walking the trail. Enjoyed our day!

nature trips
Friday, September 25, 2015

I've hiked Spring Mill on a few occassions (first time in 1989). The first time was with my parents and siblings and I have since taken my kids for a 4 day stay. Back in the 80's and 90's they had a program called "Mocassin Mile" which was led by a naturalist where they showed you the different plants and spoke of their uses/value. The Pioneer Garden is a great site and the living historians working at the Village are always helpful and full of nice tid bits about the history. Don't forget to grab a bag or 2 of the fresh ground corn meal...
My last trip was in June of 2010 but we have been planning another trip now that the youngest is 8. Don't forget to check out the caves if it is safe to do so during your trip.

hiking
Saturday, August 15, 2015

We wandered through the beautifully created "village" of log buildings, including the massive mill, where we watched corn being ground for the Inn's kitchen. After lunch at the Inn buffet, we started on Trail #1 just outside the back of the Inn. Trail #1 goes down the hill to a road and #5 Trail, which loops around the lake, can be picked up on the opposite side of the road after climbing over a large pipe. The trail is mostly shady with dappled light coming through the trees. Ground ranges from smooth to rocky and rooty. We stopped to watch a large school of small fish that were swimming in a pool below a spillway near a bridge on the path. The fish were attempting to jump the spillway! It was like a mini-salmon run that was doomed to failure, but entertaining for a brief rest on the trail. Further on the trail, we stopped at the Nature Center and chatted with one of the interpreters and cooled off before we climbed back up the #1 trail back to the Inn. It was a very pleasant way to spend an afternoon in the woods. I would definitely go back to do more of the trails, some of which lead to caves of various sizes. The Inn offers a lovely place to stay and play for families. Beautiful indoor/outdoor pool and nice play room.

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