Explore the most popular trail running trails in Knob Noster 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.

enjoyed this trail so much a ran it twice. great mixture of hills and meadows.

nice trail in a great park. it shares points with another trail so you can go the wrong way if you aren't careful.

hiking
23 days ago

Nice easy trail behind visitor center but nothing special. Would be good for children.

hiking
23 days ago

Trail was not marked well. It took about 40 min & has a nice ending by a lake. I would suggest it, but it’s nothing great.

hiking
25 days ago

Great place to get outdoors, hike and install the love of nature to small children. For me, it was close and it’s too beautiful of a day to not hike!

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Would be really nice in warmer weather when it greens up. Trail is not clearly marked in some areas. Awesome ending.

Beautiful trail. Lots of roots and stones.

hiking
2 months ago

Similar to my experience on McAdoo Trail--way too muddy to venture far on this trail. We made it to the small pond, then turned back around. You reach this TH after going through the main entrance of the Park, turn left at the Visitors Center and follow the road out of the park to Hwy DD. Good road signage to get you to Opossum Trail and to McAdoo Trail.

hiking
3 months ago

Good hike. Terrain is rocky but easy to handle. Easy to moderate hike. Finished just under two hours.

Well-maintained and blazed trail. Not particularly challenging, which means not that much fun by my standards, but its length (one of the longest around for me) keeps it in regular rotation.

6 months ago

easy walk, fun for the kids. saw some cool mushrooms and the kids like playing on the spill way

good hike. took us right at 2hrs

Nice little short trail. Only took 45 min for the red trail not 1 hr and 20 minutes. Has some good spots for cardio workouts climbing up and down hills and tree roots.

hiking
7 months ago

Pleasantly surprised by this trail. It's not very well maintained and it's seen it's share of erosion, one can't help but wonder if that was due to mountain bikers biking when it's muddy. Lots of tree roots and loose rock to trip one up, also beware the acorns and walnuts this time of year. We didn't see any deer, but did see a hawk trying to hide from us, heard plenty of birds (songbirds and woodpeckers), and I almost accidentally stepped on a turtle. We stopped and admired it for a bit. The terrain changes in just 2 miles were numerous. It was a beautiful hike, very green and shady in early September. At one point you hike above a gorge with a creek below, at another, grassland, the rest forest. Hikers prone to weak ankles should think of taking poles, due to crumbling rock. Crossed a couple of wooden bridges, and that's always neat. If going in summertime/early autumn, don't forget the bug spray. We did, as we hiked this on a whim after plans changed. We were pestered by large horseflies, gnats, and of course mosquitoes. The trail was VERY well marked, can't say this enough. It was a welcomed/pleasant surprise after getting lost at some state parks previously due to poor trail markings. A++ would hike again. For parents with active kids who like the outdoors, this would be a great hike, especially as the trail starts at the edge of a playground. Thanks, Knobnoster! We'll be back to do the Opossum trail!

hiking
7 months ago

This was a nice walk close to the Knob Noster campground. A quick mile around the lake and saw some really cool mushrooms!

Greatest workout

Great trail. Did not complete full loop but took white connectors. Lots and lots of trees down from recent storm. Lots of different kinds of oaks.

trail running
9 months ago

Short and sweet

trail running
9 months ago

Very well maintained, moderate difficulty

hiking
10 months ago

Nice little last minute work out.

hiking
Sunday, March 05, 2017

Great trail for running or for kids. Well marked.

hiking
Thursday, February 16, 2017

Nice trail takes you through 2.0 miles of terrain with elevation shifts while spending time running along a creek bed. Trail is well marked and easy to follow.

hiking
Saturday, February 11, 2017

This was lots of fun! We saw some deer.

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Great Trail. Saw Deer, and other wildlife. Well marked.

hiking
Monday, September 12, 2016

Great trail. Marked well. TONS of seed ticks. We didn't have on strong enough bug spray and had close to a hundred ticks on our legs, inside our shoes and in our shirts.

walking
Saturday, September 03, 2016

4 kids and 2 dogs easy

hiking
Monday, August 15, 2016

Great trail. I saw two deer. Awesome workout.. Completed in about 2 1/2 hours. Some areas were great for running others a little to rocky. Overall a wonderful trail to hike!

hiking
Thursday, June 30, 2016

It was a good 2 1/2 hours of straight hiking. Me and my girlfriend found two box turtles and that was fun.

hiking
Saturday, June 25, 2016

Nice trail, and great to run.

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