Explore the most popular Camping trails in Cuivre River 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.

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blowdown
11 days ago

Nice trail! Little hard to follow with all the leaves down but it’s well marked with blue blaze. Going counterclockwise at about mile 2 there are a bunch of trees down and I had to use AllTrails to find my way back to the trail. Beautiful overlook before you head back to the start.

not too hard of a trail. lots of horses. I went in the fall, so it was great conditions. but I could see it getting overgrown in the summer months.

Easy trail right along the lake, narrow. It is the off season (mid November) so the restrooms are locked. Rocky trail, glad I wore my hiking boots instead of trail runners.

hiking
11 days ago

Nice trail for a fall day. The trail was well marked. I had to use my AllTrails map to reorient a couple of times. Otherwise this makes a nice short hike in the fall. I probably would not want to do this one in the summer.

Nice flat trail. It is narrow. Pretty rock outcroppings. Bring piles if you like to fish, beautiful clear water.

Nice hike with my kids, 5 and 12. Follows a busy road for a while...that part I could do without. After that there is a nice stretch along the river. Muddy in spots, but not bad consdering it rained the day before.

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bugs
over grown
24 days ago

Nice trail. Easy climbs with the switchbacks.

Nice little hike that goes long side a road for some time and then goes off into the park, passing by a lake and Camp Avery. Beautiful fall foilage and we did see a box turtle and 2 snakes.. which were a little random for this time of the year.

hiking
1 month ago

I hiked this trail with a friend this past Sunday and the trail looked great. The markers were easy to follow, but we did keep an eye on AllTrails for moments when we weren’t sure. We also hiked this trail “backwards” on accident, but it was great. The park map lists the hiking time at 5hr 45min, but we were able to hike the whole trail in about 2hr 30min without pushing ourselves. Watch where you step on the equestrian trails!

Trip report: We started out Friday morning at the Cuivre River Trail South Loop (red) and hiked along the western side with some decent views down to the river and over some farmland. We then took the east connector number four up to the North Loop (orange). There are a huge number of paw paw trees anytime you get down near water sources everywhere we went. We even found one small fruit which is rare this late in the season. Big Sugar Creek was dry as well as the spring on the east side of the North Loop. We were blessed to find that the small drainage creek near the east side backpack camp had ponds of water for us to filter from. After we set up camp we decided to continue north onto the Lone Spring Trail (yellow) via Big Sugar Creek Trail (blue). The spring up there did have a small pool at its origin. These two loops were overgrown and had a lot of blow down. This matched what one of the people at the park office said we would find. The Cuivre River loops were well-maintained and had very few areas chewed up by horses because of all the trail maintenance they have done this summer.

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blowdown
bugs
over grown
1 month ago

mountain biking
rocky
2 months ago

on Lone Spring Trail

hiking
blowdown
bugs
over grown
2 months ago

We went counter-clockwise and the first half was overgrown with lots of burrs and gnats and no breeze. The second half was less overgrown and had more interesting topography. The

hiking
blowdown
bugs
over grown
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

Enjoyable short family hike, with Sarah from First Capital State park. She is a gifted teacher. The park staff were great, as well.

hiking
2 months ago

Maci and I did the North Loop (4 mi.) today. I know it’s early September so it’s my own fault, but....GNATS. OMG THE GNATS!! Relentlessly distracted me from enjoying the hike. We picked up the pace a little after the halfway point!! The trail was in good shape, a bit narrow (overgrown) in places but not bad at all. Trail is pretty rocky at times, so watch out for your doggo’s paws! We will have to hit this one again a bit further into the Fall. Didn’t even check out the campgrounds today which we normally do. Just wanted to be done!! Will hike again.

Great trail. It had rained a day or two before, so it was fairly muddy in some spots and had a small water crossing but I really enjoyed it. It was a weekday afternoon and I saw no other people on the trail at all.

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful trail, not busy. Some parts overgrown, but will definitely hike it again.

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over grown
rocky
3 months ago

it was a good hike, but the trail is covered in horse poop and rough from horses on the trail. a few scenic areas especially in the beginning. There are a few spots where the trail could be marked better also

Kids caught eight little fish in a couple hours. Fun and easy access.

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bugs
over grown
3 months ago

Trail started off decently but after half a mile became progressively more and more overgrown — the most unkempt trail we’ve ever seen. Creek beds also looked dried up and a number of downed trees were in the path. Very secluded but otherwise not a lot was worthwhile. After getting our shins scratched up (spotted some poison ivy/oak) and walking through one too many spiderwebs, we decided to turn around a mile in and walked around Lincoln Lake instead (check out the Lake Loop Trail in Cuivre River State Park for a similar length hike, swimming and nice scenery with lots of wildflowers). We brought home some teeny tiny ticks from this trip despite using deep woods spray.

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