Explore the most popular Bird Watching trails in Pine Mountain State Resort 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
19 days ago

Love this trail! The way there is easy and leads to a beautiful overlook. The way back is all uphill so harder, but they've placed lots of benches along the trail. Just take your time and enjoy the view.

hiking
19 days ago

Quick ascent, but rocky footing, view of golf course, parking lot too steep and rough to get into.

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful overlook.

hiking
2 months ago

This trail was fantastic. Very rewarding with lots of neat rock features and connects to Chained Rock for some beautiful views. Need to be in shape and bring lots of water and snacks, but well worth the effort. Would absolutely hike this one again. We did see a baby snake, although we could not identify it. Would recommend boots or shoes over sandals.

hiking
2 months ago

Easy walking and beautiful scenery. The creek is amazing. Lots of photo opportunities if you are in to landscape photography which is why I went. It did not disappoint!

Great short hike to great views!

hiking
3 months ago

Awesome view of pineville from the rock, short little hike but worth it in the end

Had a great time on this short, yet moderate walk. The path starts on the right hand side of the parking area, with the stairs that go down into the woods...it is nearly all down hill via stairs and gravel trail, out to the rock. Naturally that means it is all up hill on the way back, but not too difficult. My 10 and 12 year old daughters did just fine. The view over Pineville was nice and the rocks and the chain were very cool. We climbed around on the boulders at the end and had a great time. Oh yeah, the drive up the mountain side was super fun too, I loved all the switchbacks and steep incline of the road!

hiking
3 months ago

Not much to see. Short and easy though.

hiking
3 months ago

Ferns were massive! Not as many as I hoped but definitely big in size. Easy trail.

hiking
over grown
3 months ago

was kind of hard to follow trail.

hiking
3 months ago

Great trail did it back in June before storms came in .

hiking
4 months ago

This trail was fine but of all the hikes we’ve done in this area, this was the least impressive. My watch had us at 8/10 of a mile. No dedicated parking, but there are a few pull offs nearby where you can park.

Great hike, considering how short it is! Our dog loved splashing in the creek.

hiking
4 months ago

I don’t know if I would call this easy because there is some elevation, but it’s certainly not difficult. The waterfall views are beautiful and our dog loved splashing in the creek!

hiking
4 months ago

We had a difficult time finding the trail head because the road to the lower shelter was closed. GPS wasn’t helpful, but we were able to find another parking area not far away. Some of the reviews said the trail wasn’t marked well, but we didn’t have many issues. There are some markings on trees. There were maybe 2-3 spots we weren’t sure where to go, but I checked out location on this app’s map and could easily see if we were on the right track or not. The view at the top was beautiful! It’s entirely uphill, and we didn’t see a single person the entire time we hiked. We did this route to get to Chained Rock.

hiking
4 months ago

A surprise!

hiking
4 months ago

A great quick trail that leads to amazing views! It’s all downhill to the overlook, and a decent climb back up, but there’s benches along the way for rest.

hiking
4 months ago

Great trail. Steep though. Suggest hiking it down. Trail a little difficult to follow near cove.

Beautiful hike. Make the loop and go through Fat Man's Squeeze.

Beautiful hike and well kept

hiking
5 months ago

Awesome trail. Several rock formations, a small stream, and a good climb from the amphitheater. I recommended it, it would be worth your time.

My family of 5 enjoyed hiking this trail. Mediation pointe was very pretty. My youngest (4) enjoyed all the water areas and the bridges. I wouldn’t rate this as strenuous. It’s a pretty easy hike, except for a few uphill spots. I’d say moderate at most.

hiking
5 months ago

awesome Trail. Moderate not hard

5 months ago

no ferns left when we went. trail was easy.

easy hike falls are small.

on Laurel Cove Trail

hiking
over grown
rocky
5 months ago

I really wasn’t expecting it to be that great but it totally was! Not for the trees, but the rocks. Fat man squeeze and all the rock formations and the small creek/brook was just picture perfect. Meditation point was gorgeous. I really want to go back without my toddler just to climb around the rocks and explore more. Well worth it. Park behind the lodge!

The water wasn’t really flowing much, but still gorgeous. Easy to follow trail for sure! And no litter!

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