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

Varied leisurely hike, from a flat trunktrail , to grassy lanes, onto woodland trails with short mileage on a country road. Saw no wildlife, but did enjoy scenic brooks, shallow ponds, all in a peaceful setting.

hiking
13 days ago

Really enjoyed this trail. There is a trail off of this that looped through wet land with ladder rung wood throughout the trail with a nice boxed in wooden seating area towards the end. was absolutely beautiful!!!

great to go out for a day with the dog

Super fun place to explore! Tons of old foundations, walls and irrigation infrastructure. Wish there was more to indicate what had once been there. Highly recommend giving yourself extra time to explore.

hiking
2 months ago

A nice little trail near the lake. If you have small children and want to have a picnic or go to the lake is a perfect place.

Great hike with the kids! I pushed a stroller through, which made the hike a bit more challenging, but I needed it to help get my kids through. We'll be back!

mountain biking
3 months ago

Horse shit. Not the trail itself but there’s literally horse shit everywhere. Trail seemed fun but yeah tons of horse shit.

Where is it??

Been here only once, did not complete the trail. Where is the best place to park. I found a spot, but did not want to stay there long, there is no street parking is there?

It was a beautiful day and it was easy too.

So happy with this trail! Good for a hike or trail run. Only wish the trail markers had arrows for easier navigation.

10 months ago

Parked on SW Main st. In Douglas at the end of High st. Nice loop, mainly flat with just a few elevation changes.
Oak forests, rocky trail, old homesteads, nice walk/hike.
Really enjoy snow shoeing it in the winter.

It was nice to say I have been there but I did not think it was anything special.

Fantastic. Trail! Great beach.

Easy hike with the kids. Wide paths. We saw spring peepers, a wood frog and a gray tree frog.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Excellent hike, variable terrain.

Grew up in Douglas near state forest. Hiked midstate more times than I can count. Well marked and low traffic. Tri state marker is nearby.

Love this park. It's huge and beautiful scenery and wild life

Great for small hikes with the little kids!

Love this part of Douglas State Forest. Not very busy and the scenery along the trails is refreshing.

hiking
Sunday, February 26, 2017

Very nice trail!

Beautiful spot, very quiet and off the grid. Hike with my dog for 3 hours and only saw 6 people, 4 horses. I prefer more narrow trails but the scenery and peacefulness made up for the wide, dirt path.

hiking
Monday, October 10, 2016

I took the Bill Annese trail, the trail itself was in great shape. The reason I gave 3 stars was the complete lack of signs of any kind once you left the trail head. There's lots of side trails so it's easy to get turned around.

We ride our horses there often and know most of the trails. Avoid midstate trails if horseback riding as it's the rockiest. Recommend boots for barefoot horses. We usually ride 6-7 mi from Wallis St or South St parking areas. Deer fly season is when to skip it.

There are so many trails to choose from in The park. What we did was the coffeehouse loop and it was great!

snowshoeing
Saturday, March 05, 2016

Great easy snowshoe trail. We did not do the whole trail, just the wide flat parts. Wish the trails had better signage.

hiking
Monday, October 12, 2015

Beautiful. Easy and a great family day.

Great relaxing trail.

hiking
Thursday, October 09, 2014

Great trail to hike with your dog. It was pretty easy and the trail was nice and wide. Not a lot of people which was nice, too. Be careful of the horse poo on the outside wider trails. Otherwise, it was a great fall afternoon woodsy walk.

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