This 2660 acre forest offers visitors a natural diversity of flora and fauna accented with historically significant contributions of the Civil Conservation Corps (CCC). The focal point of the forest is located at 205 Westboro Road in Upton, where visitor parking, the main trail head and park information is available. One has the opportunity to survey the grounds and exterior of a number of CCC structures located at this site. Upton State Forest is a Carry-In Carry-Out facility, so we ask visitors to take home all their trash. While the forest is unstaffed, it is open to the public year-round at no charge. Trail users can enjoy numerous recreational opportunities for hiking, casual walking, horse back riding, cross country skiing and snowmobiling. Off Highway Vehicles (OHVs) are prohibited at the forest. Upton State Forest is part of the Miscoe, Warren, Whitehall Watershed Area of Critical Environmental Concern (ACEC).

Very nice winter hike. I altered the route and was glad I did. Instead of coming back on Park Loop Road, I took the Whistling Cave Trail. Besides being able to see the Whistling Cave, this trail was much less traveled and has a more rustic vibe. There are a few small brooks you have to cross when the water is higher . There are some beautiful rock formations there too! PS wear some micro spiked if going in the winter. There are some icy areas.

Awesome so much to see...no problems with bugs...so pleasant...my little dogs didn't make it too far but we did the Mamoth Rock so I was happy...i will be back!!!

Wonderful spot . Took Middle Road to Dean Pond .Nice shade .Awesome rock structures. Pond is lovely. Accidentally came back on Park Road which is less scenic and less shade. Plus 1/2 of Park Road is almost all uphill . Nice dry trails. Would come again

Explored the main loop of the forest and checked out the whistling "cave". Easy, well-marked hike recommended for those with dogs or small children.

Gorgeous day to be hiking, and a lovely park to do it in! A little muddy in some spots, but overall great trails and well-marked.

Well maintained trail with lovely scenery.

hiking
Monday, November 21, 2016

I hunt here and the woods are beautiful. Tons or wildlife to watch and observe and lots of trails that are great for walking and hiking.

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Nice hike. Two beaver huts.

I have hiked here for years. A few years ago they made it on leash for dogs which I personally think is great for the main trail which is the one most travelled. I take some of the small out of the way trails and will unleash there. I maybe run into a few hikers a few times a year on the off trails. The big loop is wonderful to run on and isn't horribly tough as long as you go right at the main fork. I made the mistake the 1st time of taking the left in the fork and ended up walking up 'that hill'. You only make that mistake once lmao Quiet area but can be a bit buggy during that time of year or towards dusk. Still one of my favorite places to hike though.

great to take dogs and Mountain biking

hiking
Monday, June 20, 2016

Beautiful day for a hike. The last mile was tough. Almost enough to make it "moderate"?

hiking
Saturday, June 11, 2016

Terrific! Can't wait to return.

hiking
Saturday, June 11, 2016

Nice trails. Got there at dusk, a little buggy. Saw a hawk and two owls!

hiking
Saturday, June 04, 2016

Wonderful wide trails, pretty woods and pond. Good hill exercise!

hiking
Monday, April 25, 2016

Nice, open trails. Giant hill was unexpected.

mountain biking
Saturday, August 01, 2015

Beautiful trails. HUGE hill at the 2 mile mark that I was NOT ready for. Next time I will do it in reverse and start out going to the left. Dean pond is gorgeous. Worth the effort

mountain biking
Saturday, July 25, 2015

My first time out. Much harder than I thought! HUGE hill at the 2 mile mark. Turned into a part hike. At first, a dragonfly landed on me and I thought I had a chance..... Nope. All in all.... A good experience. Will come back now that I know what to expect.

hiking
Thursday, June 18, 2015

Use the loop trail 3-4 times a week. Love it. Peaceful, clean, easy walk. Took Nuthatch Trail with my husband last weekend. It has some spots with hills...great workout. Also snow shoe there in the winter. Well marked....maps and parking available. A GREAT SPOT

hiking
Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Took my 8 month Viszla/Pit mix on 3.3. Finn had a great time. Nice size trails and peaceful. Going back to checkout other trails.

walking
Sunday, August 10, 2014

Excellent trails to walk with dog. Wide, so less likely to get ticks on you.
Note: This park is Dogs Must be leashed. I was walking with my dog (leashed) on Sat. 8/9/14 and a German Shephard came out of nowhere and attacked my dog (we were on Whitehall Rd trail). The attach drew blood! I was hollering and quite scared. Two joggers came by about 3 minutes later and the dog resumed his run with them. Neither of these 2 men called the dog over or acknowledged that their dog had attached mine. Boy was I and am I totally pissed. This is very ignorant behavior. Please beware of this German Shepherd off leash with Runners.

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